Sunday, 1 February 2015

From TamsinP - 15mm NSL Panzer Grenadiers (284)

Following on from last week's NSL Power Armour company, this week I am presenting two companies of their less heavily armoured comrades, the Panzer Grenadiers.

Yes, two companies.

Drone-cam view

I've kept the base uniform and equipment colours the same, and the basing - if something works, why change it? As the Panzer Grenadiers have a wider range of weaponry, there are obviously some extra colours in play.

I haven't done the unit and rank markings yet as I'm still working out TOEs for them. They might be getting a few additions at some point.

But that's enough introductory blather, you want pics. Well, there are rather a lot of them.

The Grunts

18 bases of 4 figures (16 bases with 3 rifles, 1 SAW; 2 bases with 4 rifles)

The Company Commanders

Recon Squad

Heavy Support Weapons 

Auto Grenade Launchers


RAM Mortars

The Specialists

Forward Observers

Heavy Anti-Materiel Rifles

Missile Launchers

Plasma Rifles

High Energy Laser Rifles

The Squad Attachments

Each squad in Gruntz can have two support weapons attached. All of my squads will have 1 SAW and a second attached weapon, which may also be a SAW.

Missile Launchers

Plasma Rifles

Laser Rifles

Heavy Anti-Materiel Rifles

One thing I do like about painting combat troops like these is that it doesn't matter if you are a little bit messy when dry-brushing their bases - if anything gets on the figures, it's just the mud/dust they've picked up during their advance!

So, let's total this lot up.

128 figures = 256 points
6 crew served weapons - these are quite small, so let's say 2 points each = 12 points
4 small vehicles - these are probably equivalent to a crew-served weapon, so 4 points each = 16 points

Total = 284 points, which will leave me just shy of 1400 points. That will do nicely as a Dux-hammer, although I expect Alan has been beavering away this week to try to break 1500 points on Monday...

From Curt:

Wow, that is an impressive bunch of space dudes Tamsin - those recon hover-bikes are particularly brilliant. I really like the punchy orange, pink and purples you've used for their equipment and weapons as it adds nice contrast against the mil-spec green of their uniforms.  Well done!

Soon we will see what Alan has up his sleeve as a response...


  1. A very impressive entery - I really like the recon squad

  2. That's one heck of a nice Point Bomb Tamsin. Well done!

  3. ow crap, how is anyone EVER going to keep up with you?! you really are a machine! Anyway, very nice stuff, I'd almost be tempted, almost...

  4. Awesome. They are a great looking unit(s). Great colour scheme and fab points bomb

  5. Mega job Tamsin... A wonderful point bomb.

  6. Bloody hell, that's a points nuke!

    Nice one, Tamsin, they're great figs, excellently painted and based. Well done!

  7. That's quite a haul mate. Love the theme. It's making me want to give Gruntz another shake.

  8. Great work, Tamsin! I still like tose orange visors! Nice collection of support equip your lads have! My Terra force does not have that much extra variety...but they do have support! ;) I'm hoping you can identify them for me.
    But, back to your troops...I like your color use on the energy weapons! Lovely effect and easy to find!

  9. Wow, on so many levels.... These look fantastic. I love the overall colours, and the occasional touches of purples and blues, and of course their visors. Really fantastic.

  10. Kaboom! Practically an entire army. Very cool. Very nice space soldiers. cheers

  11. Tamsin, your industry continues to amaze me. I am half expecting your next entry will be all of World War 1 in 2mm scale. Bravo. Nice SF kit.

  12. Great looking space dudes and I really like the out of this world basing


  13. Great work Tamsin - excellent stuff on this projevt.

  14. Great colour scheme and I really like the bright flashes of colours you have used for the various weapons etc. Superb!

    Cheers, Ross

  15. @ Curt - the bikes are definitely cool :)
    The "orange" is actually copper, but it doesn't seem to come out as metallic in the photos. I pinched the idea for the bright colours on the energy weapons from Dannoc. The trouble is, I'll now have to go back and add it to the plasma guns of the power armour guys ;)

    @ Miles - cheers! It looks like the bikes are popular :)

    @ Anne - thank you m'dear :)

    @ Sander - I've told you before, I am not a machine. I am a flesh and blood human.
    If you think my speed is impressive, you clearly aren't looking at the top 3 slots! ;)

    @ Martin C - cheers! :)

    @ Dave - it was indeed a wonderful points bomb. Sadly, not enough of one :( ;)

    @ Evan - thank you! :)

    @ Paul - cheers! :)

    @ Millsy - you must give it another try. You can even use your Space Marines :p

    @ David B - it was certainly a crazy ride last week getting all of these done. Is there a link to the figs you want me to identify?

    @ Dux - cheers Alan; glad you like them! :)

    @ Brendon - yup, all that's missing are their vehicles, drones and such like. Maybe later on in the Challenge? :)

    @ Michael P - thanks Padre! It won't be WWI - I don't do C20 or early C21 ;)

    @ Clint - thanks! :)

    @ Ian - yup, went for a red planet in the early stage of terraforming look for these bases. Glad you like them :)

    @ Greg - I've got at least double again this much of 15mm SciFi to paint up! Not during this Challenge mind you :)

    @ Juan - thank you! :)

    @ Ross - glad you like the scheme. The flashes of colour was an idea pinched from another blogger :)

  16. Oops! They will be in my next post as I ran outta time and had to work. I don't want to ruin the surprise of the next post but they are 15mm, share the colors of my 15mm trucks, and there are three of em! I have no idea who made them though.

    1. By next post I mean next Tues, I got caught up with too many large kits and ran out of time for this week. ;(

  17. Interesting figures, nice work!