Monday, January 9, 2012

From JuanM: 28mm Napoleonic Prussians (85 points)

As a total change of pace from his previous entries, Juan sends in this very smart battalion of Prussian Napoleonic infantry. I've always liked those soft caps they often wore, with the yellow piping and the huge maltese cross crest.

These castings are from the excellent 28mm Calpe range.

These fellows depict the first battalion of a Silesian Landwehr regiment. Juan is committed to painting the complete regiment so we should be seeing them rolling off his painting desk in the coming months. Juan and his group are using these with the 'Black Powder' set of rules.

This fine unit will give Juan 85 points to add to his total. Well done!

From FranL: 20mm WWII German Anti-Tank Group and Soviet Command & MMGs (122 points)

Apparently Fran has taken some time from keeping Ray in-line to send in a few shots of this fine collection of WWII Germans and Soviets. First up is a very characterful Soviet Command stand. 

These 20mm models are from Britannia Miniatures. I really like the NKVD officer relaxing with his boot up. 

The figures for this MMG company were from the Plastic Soldier Company (PSC).

Last up, is this German anti-tank platoon. 

The pak 38 guns are from Britannia while the crew are a mix of SHQ and FAA models.

These 24 figures and 2 guns will give Fran a base of 112 points but I'm awarding another 10 points for the composition of the Soviet command stand, crewed weapons and the German artillery range-finder base.

From RayR: 15mm 1904 Japanese (288 points)

Ray has changed gears from Russian partisans and submits here a group of 1904 Japanese infantry from the Russo-Japanese War.

These are 15mm Old Glory castings. Ray says they are nice models but a bit fiddly to paint.

Nonetheless, I like the variation of uniforms and colour in the unit. Well done!

We have here six groups of sixteen figures so that nets Ray a very handsome 288 points! A very respectable haul.

Ray tells me that he has a couple Japanese cavalry units coming soon and then its on to Nine Years War Huguenots.