Thursday, 4 February 2021

Wrapping up the Airborne project

Yet another submission to the AHPC:

I'm sure many of you know the feeling. In the one moment you're happily beavering away on a project when all of a sudden you feel it has run its course. For the moment at least. Now that's exactly what happened here. I got a few more British Airborne for Operation Market Garden done and that'll be it for now. I might get my acts together and add a few things to round out the opposing SS force... or I might not. We'll see.

First off a 6pdr AT-gun with separate Junior Leader. It's really a shame most manufacturers don't give you the full complement for each gun, or at least offer generic figures lugging crates and stuff about to round out the numbers. The 6 Pounder usually had a crew of 6 and thus I added a little dice well to the base to keep track in games of Chain of Command. I might still do a little removable filler to make it less obvious when sat in the cabinet

Next are the Jump Off Points to go with the force. I like doing specific JOP's for each of my Chain of Command forces and try to make them fit in with the theme of the force. 

These are followed by a second PIAT team to add yet a little more AT capability.

I was right in the middle of painting another support squad when I decided I was done with that project. So these six fellas are on their own for the moment. Maybe acting as additional crew for guns.


Points wise I'll claim 8 points for the Jump Off Points reasoning them not really being terrain but more akin to a (large) 6mm vehicle. Added to that a gun at 10 points, 2 prone figures at 5 points and 10 more or less upright figures at 50 points. 
Making for a grand total of 73 points.

12 comments:

  1. Just really outstanding Nick! I look forward to seeing these!

    Christopher

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  2. Splendid Red Devils force, Nick! Always impressive painting and basing.

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  3. your Bolt Action collection is by far, my favourite!

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  4. Lovely job Nick .so where does the wargame butterfly take you next ?

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    1. Thanks Dave! I think I'll stay in WW2 but might move to another scale

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  5. Simply wonderful painting Nick 😎
    Cheers
    Matt

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  6. Nick these are fantastic, as you've called a (temporary?) halt on the airborne what are you planning to woo us with next?

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  7. Excellent work Nick, great idea for the JOPs, they really work well(have to remember that for future Para project one day).
    cheers John

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  8. Great work! Looking forward to seeing what the next project is :)

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  9. Awesome work here Nick! And as for your comment ... "In the one moment you're happily beavering away on a project when all of a sudden you feel it has run its course." ... this has sadly happened to me mid-project thus resulting in sub-par finishes to a project. Here's hoping this year will be different.

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