Saturday, January 28, 2012

From SteveM: 15mm British Parachute Company 'The Red Devils' (318 points)

Steve sends in this great unit of WWII British paratroopers for use in 'Flames of War'.

These are 15mm Battlefront castings (BBX16).

How: Primed grey, Vallejo acrylics, Testors Dullcote
Base: Sand, Behr flat house paint to color., tufts, silflor static
grass, woodland scenics tuft

Steve has a big Arnhem game coming up in March and so he is eager to see if these chaps will be able to beat the odds and hold that storied bridge. 

This group of 106 figures will give Steve a very impressive 318 points, vaulting him in amongst the leaders. Well done!  They look great and best of luck with holding The Bridge!

From GregB: 28mm Napoleonic Austrian Infantry IR#4 and Aide de Camp (210 points)

Greg sends in this excellent battalion of Austrian infantry depicting IR#4 along with a mounted ADC.

I really like this officer hollering his head off, exhorting his men.

The infantry battalion is composed of 28mm Victrix plastic models while the ADC is a Foundry casting.

Greg tells me he really likes the variation of poses available from this box. I agree as I did up an 1804-1807 Victrix French battalion last year and found they were great models if a bit time-intensive to assemble. From what I understand the more recent releases are less fiddly to put together which is an excellent improvement. 

In the shot above the footslogger on the right looks like he's saying, 'Look over there, Heinz, a horse that has two asses...'

These 38 infantry and 2 mounted figures will give Greg 210 points. Great job and a lovely unit!