Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The state of my desert campaign

Tonight I gathered my gear together to make some (still not very good) pictures, so I could send them off for the TooFatLardies painting contest, hosted by the aimiable Robert Avery. This gives me a good idea where I am with my troops for the desert - and that is pretty close to completion. I'll finish the WIP items, add maybe an additional section of DAK, convert some DAK engineers and a medic, and perhaps snipers for both sides.

Below are the pictures and some info.

DAK Platoon (43 figures)
  • 2 officers and 1 NCO 
  • 3 sections @ 12 men each 
  • AT rifle team (2 crew) 
  • Extra LMG team (2 crew) 

DAK supports (1 tank, 1 motorcycle, 1 AT gun, 12 figures)
  • Panzer III 
  • MC combo w 2 crew 
  • FOO team (2 crew) 
  • PAK 38 and 3 crew 
  • AT rifle team (2 crew) 
  • 50mm mortar team (2 crew) 

British reinforced platoon (46 figures)
  • Platoon HQ: 1 officer, 1 NCO, AT rifle team (2 crew), 2" mortar team (2 crew) 
  • 4 sections @ 10 men each 

British supports A (1 weapon and 11 figures, 1 converted)
  • MMG w 5 crew 
  • Company officer w radio operator 
  • FOO team (2 crew) 
  • Extra officer 
  • Medic (converted: headswap and some other minor stuff) 

British engineer section (10 figures, 4 converted)
  • NCO 
  • 3 teams of 3 men (4 have medium conversions done, e.g. scratch built mine sweeper or wire cutters etc...) 

British supports B (4 vehicles, 4 crew)
  • Crusader tank 
  • Universal carrier w 3 crew 
  • Dingo scout car 
  • Morris CS9 w 1 added crew (minor conversion from a standard infantry figure) 

4 Jump off Points

I also have a piece of terrain, an oasis, which I wrote about earliler on

I have a total of 126 figures (not counting vehicle crews where they are only halves), 5 or 6 have medium conversions done. 2 tanks, 3 armoured cars/carriers, 1 motorcycle w sidecar, 1 weapon, 1 AT gun.

All vehicles have added stowage (the Pz III is getting it right now, it arrived yesterday). All are 28mm, most figures are Perry miniatures (mainly plastics with some metal sets thrown in). One of the British officers is TFL's own Hugh Jarce. Most of the vehicles and the AT gun are Warlord Games, apart from the carrier which is Perry again, and the MC combo which is Offensive Miniatures. The Jump off Points are TFL.


Thomas Nissvik said...

Very impressive! The collection has grown since GothCon. Time to get the lot on the table again, I think.

Koen De Smedt said...

Has not grown so much, but there's a nice wip queue. I've added about a dozen DAK, a section of Desert rats, a Pz III and the motorcycle w sidecar.

But I agree, time for a game!

Leif Eriksson said...

Lovely. I have to do a photoshoot of my completed stuff as well. It's too fun building new toys than photographing old toys though :-)

Koen De Smedt said...

I kept pushing it off till this week - after Thomas entered his stuff for the TFL challenge, I just hád to make pictures so I could enter mine as well ;-)

Leif Eriksson said...

Ach, I'm out of town for friend's wedding so very little hobby and blogging time this weekend. But I did finish building the Rubicon Panzer 4 before I left at least. (It is heading for the desert while the one you gave me is destined for Normandy.)

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