Monday, 19 January 2015

From AdamC - 15mm WWII US Recon Vehicles (33 Points)

 You saw my I&R platoon earlier in the challenge well I got them some rides.

This fellow was a mistake I thought I had picked up an M20(which I need to work with my Tank Destroyers) not an M8 but making the best of the situation I painted it up.

 Now with this model I can run a cavalry Recon unit (one M8 and two jeeps) in addition or instead of the infantry recon.

The Jeep it just says "America in World War II" these little guys are every where in the US order of battle.

So you can never have too many.  Its one of the few model Battlefront builds with a lot of stowage on the model.

I added the German helmet hood ornament.  The man at the machine gun is actually from Forged in Battle and came out of my dead lead box but he fits nicely.

4 Vehicles and 9 passengers should give me 33 Points.

From Curt:

Great work Adam - these are very nice little models (that standing gunner is excellent)! I also like the addition of the German helmet hood ornament, suitably macabre and probably not beyond the pale amongst these high-risk units. 


  1. Thank you Curt. I think I have seen at lest one picture of a US Jeep with a helmet hood ornament... I should look for it and add it to the post if I can find it. Glad you like that flourish and the standing gunner I was very excited when I found he would fit with these models.

  2. Lovely and really like the guy standing up on the machine gun, brave guy


  3. Nice personalization on the jeeps! Makes them look ramshackle and hardworking!

  4. I really like your recon section. Always a colourful and interesting addition to any force and these will look great on the table even if they do not last all the long!

  5. Thanks everyone. I try to give vehicles a lived in look these were virtual homes to a group of young men after all. Clint your right recon units often vanish in a hurry, especially US recon with little or no armor of its own... those M8s don't seem to have been used in groups if they had they might give their German counterparts a run for their money.