28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

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dadlamassu
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28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by dadlamassu » 24 Feb 2019, 22:09

Our son decided before Christmas, in his late 30s, to start wargaming again. He started out using my figures then decided with a friend to field his own "armies" and to use Bolt Action rules with 28mm figures. Since Christmas I have made and painted his figures for him.
He decided upon creating platoons from my fictitious units. The first ones I did are from the King's Own Strathspey Highlanders (KOSH). One rifle platoon with reinforcements from Support Company in the form of an MMG team, a 3" mortar team and a half section of Assault pioneers
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The German platoon from the 15th Pomegranat Grenadier Regiment
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Support from an MMG, 8cm Mortar and artillery FOO.
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Later on I added a sniper team
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A second platoon
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Company HQ characters - Major, Captain, Piper, Padre
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And, of course, an RAF FAC team. The chap on the right is modelled on my father with his Lanchester Carbine. The officer is based on his description and also that in the book "Sixty-four Days of a Normandy Summer" by Keith Jones which covers at least one of my father's unit's actions.
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The Germans received home made Panzerschreck and Flamethrower Teams
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Another German platoon is under construction.

Richard B.
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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by Richard B. » 25 Feb 2019, 08:52

Lovely work Alan :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by CarlL » 25 Feb 2019, 19:55

Wow you have been busy Alan !!

Lovely work .. lucky son..

Dont suppose you want to adopt another son? ;)

[Mind 28mm isnt my thing as too many years put into 20mm.... ;( ]

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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by granty101 » 28 Feb 2019, 17:17

CarlL wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 19:55

Dont suppose you want to adopt another son? ;)
Once I've had a 'chat' with Alan, he'll not want to talk to you, let alone adopt you!!!! :lol:

Grant
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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by cartfc » 03 Mar 2019, 15:33

Lovely work. I have the same figures in my collection, although the Bolt Action grenadiers have been done as pioneers with the metal bits from the pioneer box. Warlord were kind enough to sell them to me separately, well actually they just sent me the pioneer box for half price! I found the British the least fun to put together of any of the Bolt Action plastic sets. I was struggling to get enough rifle armed poses to get a proper mix of weapons. Ended up adapting some of the other arms to carry rifles.

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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by dadlamassu » 03 Mar 2019, 18:04

cartfc wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 15:33
I was struggling to get enough rifle armed poses to get a proper mix of weapons. Ended up adapting some of the other arms to carry rifles.
I found exactly the same. Though the Late war German Grenadiers have even fewer possible arm variants helped a bit by the variation in clothing on the torsos.

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Re: 28mm late WW2 infantry built and painted for my son

Post by cartfc » 03 Mar 2019, 21:58

It wasn’t such of an issue for me with the Germans as I had some of the other German sets and you can swap arms around between them and I even included some of the figures from the other box sets in the force. There will still guys wearing jackboots in 1944. Of course that does mean paying more money, but I have done several forces for the Germans so had the sets anyway.

Cheers Fred.

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