12/06/2016 at 00:26 #43234Just JackParticipant
Here is the last installment (for now, at least) of my modern Peter Pig US Marines. I’d previously done identical forces for temperate and desert climates, and here is the same force done up for the Arctic/winter. Again, the idea is that I can follow a single platoon through their exploits against various enemies worldwide.
The entire force, as usual consisting of 23 men in five-man teams and a three-man HQ section. The uniforms were spray-painted white, then I did the boots and body armor with a sand color, the weapons in black, and the gear in Italian Green. I put a brown wash on the figures, but I didn’t do the bases that way, just painting them white and adding some winter tufts. Not sure how I feel about the tufts… To see a bunch of closeups, please check the blog at:
I dream of doing skirmish in 15mm where I have three (maybe even four) different figures for each character, so I can show they’re actual action on the tabletop. I’d like a standing, kneeling, and prone figure; if I got a fourth, I’d differentiate standing between a firing figure and a moving figure. So far I’ve only identified two possible options where I can get all those poses for two different (opposing) forces, both by Peter Pig. You could do Modern with Peter Pig USMC and “Professionals,”, or you could do WWII with Germans and British; no other forces offer the ability to have all the necessary poses. The problem is, I don’t like the mathchup of USMC vs the Professionals (whichever nationality I chose for them), it just doesn’t look right. And the problem of Germans vs British is that I already have those forces (by Battlefront, I’ll post them soon), and I don’t really want to re-do them. Peter Pig ‘regular’ US is close to having enough, but they don’t yet have the prone troops. If Martin reads this and makes those prone troops, I’m pretty sure I’ll be first in line 😉
But for that matter, it wouldn’t take much work to do the same for Peter Pig Modern bad guy militia (AK-47 range) or bad guy regulars; I believe it’s just the prone figures that are holding it up.
Well, that’s it for now. The good news is, these guys are finished. The bad news is, I don’t yet have any opposition in winter gear for them to face off against…
The next post will come from Baltimore, which is where I’ll be all week, leaving Sunday. The boy and I did get another (our third) Napoleonic game with One Hour Wargames this morning, so I’ve got a few batreps to write up and post while I’m gone, so stay tuned!
Jack12/06/2016 at 00:44 #43237Rod RobertsonParticipant
Typical. Seeing everything and everyone in black and white? You’re either missing the War Panda or you’re so Manichean! Nice looking figures though. I defy you to put them on a white terrain board and then take 114 photos of how the game turned out! Black dots on a field of white! Did you think this through Jack? Who will be their opponents? Pandas? Soviets in black and white? Inuit in grey and brown? Environmentalists and news crews in a civilian rainbow, or Yeti?
Cheers and sorry for taking the piss out of you, but it’s sooooo much fun!
Rod Robertson.12/06/2016 at 01:19 #43240kyoteblueParticipant
They look great for PP figures !!!!13/06/2016 at 21:57 #43285Just JackParticipant
Rod – it’s even worse than that: white dots on a white field!
Kyote – let it go man…
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