Well, not really. I did finish another platoon though, so that is still pretty good. This is a LW British Commando platoon done for the SWORD Beach scenario in the Battlefront D-Day book from a number of years ago. The scenario calls for a platoon with a PIAT stand, a 2" mortar stand and two SMG stands so that is what I painted. The latest Normandy books allows other options but never having used Fearless Veteran Commandos in my LW British forces, I couldn't have suggested a better combination. In any event, I hope to throw them ashore later this month, as long as I can get my Breaching Group done. With 4 Shermans (a platoon commander and three flails) to paint, this might be a near run thing.
|The new LE British Commando Platoon. Thank God they don't have camouflage uniforms like some nasty force's do!|
|The Command Stand.|
|A PIAT team might be handy.|
|The 2" mortar stand.|
|The Rifle/MG stands with Bren LMGs.|
|The Rifle/MG teams from the aft quarter.|
|A SMG team.|
|SMG team stern view.|
|Another view of the SMG team.|
|The other SMG team . . .|
|. . . and the LAST picture from the rear.|
Meanwhile, in a far off corner of France (simulated by a table in my basement), the somewhat less than elite Panzergrenadiers of the 17. SS Panzergrenadier Division are massing to take on the well tested FV 101st Airborne Paratroopers. Stay tuned!
|The ~1600 points of paratroopers and glider artillery set to defend Carenten.|
|The SS Panzergrenadier force with a healthy dose of Wehrmacht and Osttruppen support.|