Thursday, 24 December 2015

From KyleC - USMC Reinforcements Have Arrived! (170 Points)


So the Marines have called in some reinforcements to fill out their platoon.

First up is a foreign commander, straight from Eastern London from a place called ExCel.. Complete with his British Puppy.. oh and some lacky sidekick soldier with a rifle who is laying down on the job once more.



Thankfully not just a foreign commander showed up, but also some proper reinforcements.

2 full squads of 13 Marines complete just like the rest; 3SMGs, 3 Bars, 3 Shotguns, and the 4 rifles.

Heck we even received the Bazookas Headquarters promised!



So it is quite a force now and ready for their first game in the new year.. in the meantime I suspect some more reinforcements might appear thanks to a guy in a red suit sometime this week ;)

Overall a nice addition of 33 models to the army.. 34 if you count the puppy.. :D

Meanwhile we can see what the force looks like at the moment.. 95 models strong at the moment :)



I think my Imperial Japanese forces have some trenches to dig into now with all these Americans landing on their beaches ;) Might have to show them all together at some point in a proper set up...


A substantial reinforcement Kyle! I love the British officer with his Pug - brilliant figure, that.

33 comments:

  1. I like the guy with the beard. Does seem un American somehow though. ;). As I sit here working on a single figure I wonder what I have gotten myself into.

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    1. Welcome to a new kind of contest... One where the crazies have been let loose ;)
      And yes the bearded chap is very un-American, seems to be a bit more right and proper compared to the rest there ;)

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  2. Excellent. That's a boat load and f marines

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  3. Excellent. That's a boat load and f marines

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  4. Hum if that fellow in the bead didn't look so neat and tidy I would say he was an Australian Coast watcher. I still like him and the Marines

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    1. Now that you say that, I can see it :) Glad you like :)

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  5. The chap with the beard is Captain Colin Douglas Maud, RN, DSO & Bar, DSC & Bar, the beach master of Juno Beach on D-Day.

    He was fully-bearded, as permitted to officers of the senior service, habitually carried a blackthorn stick, and was accompanied at all times by his faithful bulldog, Winnie. One of those wonderfully eccentric British characters who always seem to turn up in times of war. See also Orde Wingate and 'Mad Jack' Churchill...!

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    1. Thanks, had no idea about him but was more just happy to be able to use the model from last year's salute! :)

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    2. And don't forget that Scottish fellow who did bring with,and use a Scottish Claymore from the D-Day landings forward. Had to be a little unsettling from the German perspective! ;)

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    3. Yep, that's Mad Jack Churchill, who, in 1940, became the only man in WW2 to have killed an enemy soldier with a longbow. He played his own bagpipes, usually to signal the attack, and went into battle with a basket-hilted broadsword. Mad as a balloon, but absolutely unnerving to the enemy. Took up surfing after the war, which I think is simply wonderful.

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    4. Actually, any member of RN could grow a beard with permission of the Captain. After 2 weeks the Captain would inspect their beard and determine if it could stay or should be removed.

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  6. Impressive Beach storming Kyle. You really are going for it Big time.

    @ Curt. I have a spare of the beach master and Bulldog, let me know and I will post it of to you.(along with my Gambler)

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    1. Yes, and received some special weapons for them today, along with more vehicles! They will do well against the Japanese horde!

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    2. Ooh, that would be lovely Clint, thanks!

      C

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  7. Great painting work, I like a lot that character.

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    1. Thank you. I thought it would add a bit of something different to the army :)

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  8. Nice. Because of the beret, you could also use the Maud figure as a Central American officer if you want to employ those leathernecks in a 1950s or 1960s setting.

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  9. What a start to your challenge, great work

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian, let's hope I can keep up with the momentum I have as well!

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  10. I used to think that I paint quickly. but now I see that it is possible to paint faster and better :(

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    1. Had a bit of practice, and am cutting a lot of corners here to get them painted up. Good en mass, but up close they lose a bit of details ;)

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  11. A horde of Marines! Headquarters is suprising in its efficiency to get those bazookas out to the troops, normally they are only proficient in sending out a torrent of left boots! ;)

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    1. This detachment has improved comms, and HQ is keen to see them do well in the pacific ;) Let's see if the reinforcements continue!

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  12. You've been very busy with the fast paintwork Kyle - nice marines and canine assault trooper :)

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  13. That is fast work and they look great.

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