A quick update from me this week as I've been buried with work, however I have managed to find time to assemble the final stretch of my 1000 points of US Marines!
Still to come I have a 10 man squad with 3 BARs, pistols, SMGS and bad attitude, a sniper team, a flame thrower team, a light howitzer, a medium mortar an MMG team, a medic, and the boss with this shotgun toting side kick.
When I put a force together I try to stay relatively historical, so I've left out anything like medium howitzers and vehicle flame throwers, and as I'm theming my force to the Battle of Tarawa I've even had to forgo the LVT's, at least for now.
I do have more BAR's that is historically accurate, however for me the iconic look to the US Marine in the pacific theatre is worn and battered clothing, and carrying a BAR with ton of ammunition and water.
I'm aiming to get these painted in the next week or so, but for now they are will have to suffer on in their base tone of Green Grey!
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
The next 500 points to take it to the magical 1000 points arrived the other day, and today I got around to sticking them together and undercoating them ready for painting.
The observant amongst you will notice it's slightly over 500 points, this is deliberate as it will give me a little flexibility when choosing my army lists.
It consists of a Chindit flamethrower team, a light mortar team, PIAT team and BOYS anti tank rifle team, a 9 man section of Gurkhas, a 5 man section of Gurkhas, and an assistant for my lieutenant.
Joining them from the motor pool is a Bren Carrier (for the small Gurkha section), 2 converted Matchbox Jeeps, and the jewel in the crown, an M3 Lee.
I can't wait to get started on them and they will of course appear here as soon as they're done.
Stay tuned for some rather exciting news regards miniatures for a new game by Warlord Games! All will be revealed soon!
Any questions or comments, pop them below.