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From DaveD - The next new project - US Army ETO - Armor (well armour in real English) - 24 points
Hi all , what I hear - another new project - well you can blame fellow challenger JamesM for this one. He has been treating our local group to a series of wonderful games set in Normandy '44 with his British and Germans . Its inspired me kick off a "small" (honest) side project to build a suitable American force. I am actually pleased in that this is a step back to my early war gaming roots as a teenager, where one of my first armies was a US one. It was made up of Airfix, Esci and Matchbox figures and model tanks - some of which are still doing venerable service with the person I sold them on to!
So here we have 15mm Plastic Soldier Shermans and Battlefront M10 Tank Destroyers. I always enjoy doing tanks - these are a nice size for detail and weathering etc. There would have been a lot more this week if my delivery of extra bits for them had not been snow bound - I am still waiting for the missing water slide transfers to turn up!
4 X 15mm tanks - 24 points
We holiday in Normandy frequently and regularly drive the route the US forces took to Avranches so I will be exploring some of the battles of the break out - terrain stuff is on order
And of course - you can't beat the classic tune to Kellys Heroes- but will Private Millsy turn up as Oddball?
Excellent brushwork Dave! They do look the biz! I wondered how long and who James' wonderful WWII figures would inspire to get into WWII. I didn't think it'd be the great Camelboy of the north!
I've gotta admit, I've been sorely tempted myself. I've even gone so far as to plan a smallish purchase, I was looking at Early War Dutch and Germans????? Will this daft project ever get off the ground........