|Squad 1: made up of a JL, a BAR and 7 riflemen.|
|Squad 2: ditto, in 1942 most men and officers carried the M1903, by the latter part of 1942, the M1 became available.|
I had used Warmodelling for my Winter War Finns, they are nice sculpts but the casting was quite poor. I had been assured that when Battlemodels took over that the all casts were going to be re-done. Unfortunately they were not and the models suffer from the same problem with especially poor faces and a lot of flash that is almost impossible to remove.
|M2, 50 cal HMG, one of the few guns with AP ability. The gun is from PSC as well as the most of the team.|
|M1917, 30 cal MMG, the USMC support teams had big crews.|
|M1919, 30 cal LMG with a 3 man crew.|
|Five man 60 mm Mortar team.|
Well, more US Marines for today! It's great to see the Pacific Theatre of WW2 drawing more attention and interest all the time, and I'm sure these fine figures will make for a great force in Chain of Command (an awesome set of rules). You've done some excellent work here John, between the camo and the groundwork, I can sense the heat, humidity and bugs of the Pacific...and considering the weather outside my house right now, you have no idea how nice that seems!
I sympathize with your experience on the Warmodelling products - very, very unreliable quality and some abominable castings. It's disappointing the commitment to redo the molds has apparently not been followed up. But good to see there are other options out there, and you have made good use of the US figures from Plastic Soldier Company. Thank you also for sharing this info on the Pacific for Chain of Command, I'm sure there are many folks who will appreciate it.
These lads will net you 192 points. We are looking forward to seeing their Japanese opponents soon!