Monday, December 16, 2013

From ByronM: Great War Germans in Early-Period Uniform (55 points)


Byron submits this wonderfully painted section of early Great War Germans for use in 'Through the Mud and the Blood'.

From Byron:
Here is a WW1 German section with HMG in 28mm scale. I believe all the figures are from Greatwarminiatures.com. They are all based on bases matching Curt's standard, which I believe was borrowed from Sydney Roundwoods blog and is meant for simplifying finding the right figures in the awesome rule set "Through the mud and the blood".

The "Big Man" is on a 30mm hex base so that he can be found easily. The riflemen are on 25mm rounds. The HMG with it's three crew are on a large 60mm round with a bit of protection built into the base in the form of a few sandbags.
While not done as show quality, I aimed for good tabletop quality as I have over 100 WW1 German and Canadian models that I want to paint over the course of this challenge. I hope I got at least an acceptable tabletop quality going.
Oh, and included is their own card for the TTMATB action deck I am making to go with them.

Show quality, schmow quality; this is fabulous work Byron! The Great War range of models are excellent sculpts and you've really done them justice here. I look forward to seeing this project find its way to my gaming table this spring (hint, hint).


This squad of pickelhaubed fellows will give Byron 55 points.

25 comments:

  1. Really like those a lot. I can't wait to see the full force together for a group shot at the end

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  2. I was also thinking what these aren't show quality?

    Very impressive

    Ian

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  3. These are gorgeous! The basing is top-notch.

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  4. Damn fine. That's it , I have succumbed to a set of the rules... Another fine distraction for 2014....

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    1. The rules really are great. Check back in Curt's blog for some games he has done with them. My introduction to them was through Curt and his grey scale WW1 game that he hosted.

      For more info and a great resource check our Sidney's site here: http://sidneyroundwood.blogspot.ca/

      Some amazing stuff there!

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    2. Thanks Byron, certainly Curt and the Roundwood collection have been a major influence. The rules have been ordered today.

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  5. Great painting work. They are really fine!

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  6. Is that Flemish mud you're using? And Ray's sandbags? :-D
    They look great! Very realistic bases!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  7. Now these are spiffing. Really well done in such good time. Love the card for TTMATB, very fitting.

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  8. Ach, zis is fery good stuff, mein friend.

    Fery vell painted.

    Ok, back to my brushes, now!

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  9. Splendid looking figures and very nice basing.

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  10. A strong start for Byron. I love the early Great War uniforms and these are on. I would have awarded Byron a few extra points for that lovely playing card that goes with the unit for TFL purposes. The British lion in a cage is terrific.

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    1. Thanks. I thought it was a fitting image for the HMG unit, since it just totally destroys or locks down any Canadian unit that crosses it's path in every test game I have played. Trying to get a scenario worked out for my final force, but having nothing but issues with balance. Damn, those guns cut our boys down......

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  11. Great first entry sir! The basing is top notch as well.

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  12. 55 ponts. A cracking start.
    cheers

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  13. Great work, Byron! Looking forward to seeing the rest!

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  14. Great work Byron these look stunning.
    Peace James

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  15. Cracking figs done very nicely - what a way to get off the mark!

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  16. Byron, superb work, Sir! The card of the caged lion is just perfect, and those figures are really top notch. Very much looking froward to seeing more of these chaps. Well done!

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