For some reason I've recently felt inspired to try my hands on some winter themed figures. Probably this has something to do with Pats (of Wargaming with Silver Whistle fame) recent 'Setting the Scene' series of posts. Highly inspirational work and I strongly urge you to have a look.
Of course I had to do the only sensible thing and scratch that particular itch. Luckily the treasure mountain (or should I say mountain range as the missus suggests?) produced some suitable Artizan Winter Germans I had long ago all but forgotten about.
Compared to the Warlord US Winter Infantry, I had painted for Pat during this years AnalogueHobbies Painting Challenge, these were a real joy to paint.
As matey Sören (owner of the excellent Eagles of Empire miniatures) gave me a box of the Warlord Winter Germans at this years Tactica, I hope to come around to them in due course. Hopefully they paint up as nicely as the artizan offerings.
I'm not entirely sure if this will develope into a full grown force for what ever kind of rules, or if these will simply be on of those side projects sitting in the cabinet and gathering dust.
Maybe when Pat releases his eagerly awaited 'Setting the scene' book it'll be enough of an incentive to actually get some winter themed terrain done.
And while I was at it I also painted two figures for my other WW2 projects. First there is a sniper for the Blitzkrieg British of mine. Actually he's a figure from Aly Morrisons excellent range of WW1 British but I figured it would make a decent enough stand in for the fighting in France some 20 years later.
And second there's a (as of yet) lonely figure for a yet to be collected mid to late-war force modelled on the 44. Infanterie-Division Hoch- und Deutschmeister.
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