06/06/2016 at 00:28 #42938Just JackParticipant
You’re probably aware I have quite an ambitious plan for a WWII campaign in the Pacific, following a US Marine platoon from Guadalcanal up through the Solomons (Bougainville, New Britain etc…), across the Central Pacific (Tarawa, the Marshalls, the Marianas), to Peleliu, winding up with Okinawa. I’d previously shown some test figures for the Marine side of the war, and now I want to show their foes.
This is not the whole force, but it’s what I have so far. All the infantry are from Eureka Miniatures, and their fantastic, which is what I expected as I’ve been very happy with my previous purchases (modern Russians, Chechens, and Australians). These sculpts look great to me, almost makes me wish I needed more of them 😉 As it is, I’m still waiting on some Peter Pig machine guns (just a matter of taste, but I like PP’s MG poses a little more than Eureka’s), and I’ve got a Type 95 tank (also Peter Pig) primed, waiting to be painted. One more thing about Eureka (here in the States): they are quick! It seems I’ve barely pushed the button on Paypal and the mailman is dropping them off!
The force so far, 26 infantry figures and a four man, 70mm mountain howitzer. The castings were clean and crisp, nice and chunky, dynamic, and full of character, and all the gear and weapons look great. Easy to pain up as the colors are few and simple, and the figures have raised details that are very easy to make out.
To see a bunch of close-ups of the troops and howitzer, please check the blog at:
So, another 15mm skirmish force (almost) ready for battle. On a side note, I only got one game in this weekend, another One Hour Wargames Napoleonic fight with the boy, which I’ll get posted up as soon as possible. Still a 15mm WWII skirmish batrep to post, as well as a number of other 15mm skirmish forces, so stay tuned.
Jack06/06/2016 at 04:28 #42941kyoteblueParticipant
I have the Old Feudal Casting Japanese that QRF/TSS still sell, They are all painted and based for FOW which has finally put out the Pacific.06/06/2016 at 05:37 #42947Rod RobertsonParticipant
What gives here? Are you suffering from some sort of multiple personality disorder where you randomly paint up forces from throughout history and from across the globe? Modern Marines, Easy Company GI’s, Vietnamese, Napoleonic French and British, More Modern Marines for desert warfare and now WWII Imperial Japanese? Why not Five Kingdoms Koreans, Knights Hospitaller Maltese, Sumerian Battle Carts and Imperial Stormtroopers? Have you gone barking mad? What’s the plan, Stan? What’s the modus operandi behind this chaos of miniature painting? Have you been possessed by the spirit of Salvador Dali and are now acting out some unfathomable surrealist performance art piece?
Oh, by the way, the minis look great but I didn’t read the blog yet, just skimmed it.
Cheers and I hope you find some equilibrium soon.
Rod Robertson.06/06/2016 at 05:48 #42949kyoteblueParticipant
Now now Rod, Just Jack is a gaming Butterfly and OH LOOK SHINY !!!!!06/06/2016 at 16:53 #42991Just JackParticipant
Yeah, I’m not sure what’s going on… 15mm was just supposed to be a side project, and it’s turned into a monster. I have too much stuff; I’ll never get around to painting half of it, and I’ll never get around to gaming with three quarters of it. It’s depressing, yet I can’t stop…
My biggest problem is my campaign ideas as, by definition, they are more than one game, which takes up a lot of time, blocking out other campaigns…
You haven’t even seen my biggest, 1% completed project…
Someone help me!
Jack06/06/2016 at 17:25 #42994Rod RobertsonParticipant
Not to enable your butterfly-effect in painting but at least you can take solace that your growing predilection for 15mm figures is a positive step as these minis are clearly in God’s intended scale for miniature gaming. You may be blinded by the light but at least you have seen the light, just don’t drown in the Jordon River after your pewter baptism!
And in the interests of full disclosure, I am mired in painting 160 Soviet WWII infantry and 80 Soviet WWII SMG troops. My mania may be more focused but is no less pathological!
So enjoy yourself and keep your wee lad fascinated with all facets of gaming and history. He is a lucky lad indeed.
Uh, gotta go. The lunch break is over!
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson06/06/2016 at 20:20 #43002Darryl SmithParticipant
Jack – keep it coming! You are much like I am…love the thought of cool figures, a new and unexplored period, never going to finish most of what you take on, etc. What I also like is your idea of following a platoon through a campaign…ambitious!
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