|"Bannon's Boys" - 15mm Moderns from Battlefront|
|"Army" box from Battlefront|
|M1 Abrams sprues...I, for one, do not bow down to our new plastic overlords|
|Seriously...f*** plastic, I tell ya....this was the mounting for one of the flight stands|
|After all the cursing is done...an M1 Abrams, ready for action|
|AH-1 Cobra - assembly of the rocket pods and TOW missiles is super fun - NOT|
|Tank commander in the cupola, good way to mark out a command tank|
|Col. Reynold's Command Post - this is a one-piece deal done in resin|
|This was a neat piece, nice for the table|
So, anyway, voluminous amounts of cursing aside, it all got built, and primed, and under the paint brush over the past two weeks. I tried to copy the "MERDC" paint used by the US forces in the time period the "Team Yankee" novel is set...the results are OK. I don't like to bother with airbrushes, so I just used the plain old brush, and it turned out alright, good enough to stand against the Soviet hordes!
|Propaganda photos - the M1s have knocked out some T-80s and are rolling out...|
|Looking forward to a game with these fellows|
|The command post is a great little item|
|Cobras cover the US advance|
So, nine 15mm vehicles should give me 54 points for my little side race with Byron and Curt. It's good to see a jolt of new modern 15mm stuff rolling out into the market, and I'm looking forward to getting these fellows on to the table. As newly painted miniatures, I'm confident they will dominate the tabletop. Hopefully we'll have some WARPAC Soviets ready for submission next week, and a game in a couple of weeks!
Holy smokes, is this ever cool Greg! Your wholly justified plastic peccadilloes aside, you've done a marvelous job on these models. The camo looks very convincing and the Cobras are just ace. I particularly like that command vehicle with it's attached 'pup-tent'. I also really like seeing the models set up in amongst your terrain - it looks spectacular.
I have to stifle a bit of a rant about Battlefront's sycophantic focus on certain nationalities and themes as I'm sure it would brush many people the wrong way. I will simply say I agree with you in your hopes to see more nationalities (and, heaven forbid, infantry) come online for this range soon. :)
A very well-earned 54 points for you Greg. Now I need to scramble to get some more stuff together for our Modern duel...