Monday, March 10, 2014

From JohnM: 20mm WWII German Panzer Grenadiers & Gestapo Officer (44 points)

From John:
I am playing a solo game of CoC now, I just wanted to get my new British Paratroopers on the table, as well as getting a better sense of some of the vehicle rules. So essentially it is an Attack on an Objective scenario and one of the supports that the Germans selected was a squad of Panzer Grenadiers in a SdKfz 251/1.
Well I had the half track done but as I was playing the game I realized I did not have any PzG figures available in case the troops decided to leave their halftrack! Could not have that of course, so went to my reserve box and found 10 PSC 1/72 figures that would do. 
The PzGren's are well equipped and have two LMG teams. They need to be as in the last photo you can see through the smoke an approaching section of elite British Paratroopers. I must say I like painting small units of figures, you can put the time in but I have to say the collar flashes were a challenge.
I have also included a Gestapo Officer from SHQ Miniatures. I am not sure why he has a monkey on his shoulder. But the figure itself certainly gives off a bloodless psychopathic look. I am hoping to put together some rules for him, somewhat similar to the Commissar rules in the Soviet list.
Great work John! After painting a kabillion 28mm Napoleonics these small, discrete units must come as a breath of fresh air to you. I really like the 'combat photos' of the new lads in action (though I have a sense it's going to end badly for them). 

The less said about the Gestapo officer with the taxidermic hedgehog on his shoulder the better...

These eleven figures will give John 44 points. Good luck in your solo game John, may the best man win!


  1. Nice work, John. The Gestapo dude is very Indiana Jones. Now to just find the poisoned date for his monkey...

  2. Well done! Painting the Gestapo officer all in black enhanced his deadly menace.

  3. "You put your right boot in, you take your right boot out, you do a lot of shouting and you shake your fists about. You light a little smokie and you burn down ze town, zat's vot it's all about. Ah, Himmler, Himmler, Himmler..."

    Nice work John, especially on the jackbooted chappie.

  4. Panzer Grenadier Feldwebel to Gestapo Officer: "Where on earth did you get that?"

    Monkey: "Would you believe it started out as a wart on my bum?"

    Excellent work, John; clearly, you have means of making us admire your technique!

  5. Pretty much every wargamer has or will paint 20mm Germans at one time or another. It is always good to see basic troops that just help to round out someone's collection

  6. Well done! These chaps look like they're up to any task at hand.

  7. Your Gestapo chappie made me think of The Stranglers track "Hanging Around" with the line "One of them comes over, Got a monkey on his shoulder."

    Odd how thoughts get connected.

    Pip pip

  8. You have hit the nail on the head with these



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