My eyes have thrown a bit of an extra challenge in this month with my increasing long sightedness combining with hayfever season making it a bit of a struggle to focus.
I have invested in one of those drop down lens visor thingies and painting has become an option again.
I recently swore a vow to never paint anything smaller than a 28mm figure again.
So here are my 20mm AB US WWII miniatures. Yep, I'm a wargamer, I can't pass up a well sculpted miniature. I already have a US army in 28mm for Bolt Action or Chain of Command but a friend let me know that he was also playing in 20mm, and since I have all those tank kits I have bought over the years, well, here we go.
It is my intention to build this force a squad at a time (what fun I've had making lists and bagging squads together!) along with a support weapon or weapons team at the same time. This breaks the painting task into bite sized chunks so I don't get overwhelmed and grind to a halt. I have used primarily AB Miniatures with the odd other brand mixed in for variety.
This first squad is a US Armoured Infantry Rifle Squad supported by a 60mm Mortar team. As these are primarily for Chain of Command, the Mortar team has a crew of five. I wanted to be able to remove casualties from the team so I have sculpted the team base with only one figure attached to it, the others all retain individual basing but with depressions left in the basing for them to fit into.
So that's a total of 13 x 20mm figures which is 52 points as an icebreaker. I think I might paint some 28s now...
Welcome to the scoreboard John! I must say you've made a grand entrance with some very convincing Yanks. I especially like the basing on the mortar team and the way you can remove casualties. I've never considered doing casualty removal that way, preferring to leave individuals on separate bases but it's not nearly so realistic looking.
You missed the fact the mortar is a crew served weapon so your opening salvo is actually 60 points. Well done and keep them coming! Cheers, Millsy.