|Platoon Sergeant (L) and Platoon Leader (R)|
As mentioned previously, I took the inspiration from my 28mm project to finally finish my older 20mm project. This required me to paint several new figures, which presented the challenge of matching the old Paint schemes. I originally did these figures using the old Polly-S line of paints. Most of my bottles are long since dried beyond recovery, so I was forced to do a lot of estimation from my VJ and AP paints.
My old figures were in fairly rough shape, so I opted to partially solve the problem by touching up the old figures using the newer colors to help tie in the new guys. This also gave me a chance to finish adding patches and flags to several of the figs. Everyone also received the minwax treatment to time them together even more.
|M1919 Team (Firing and in motion)|
|Bazooka team (Firing and Moving)|
|2 60mm Mortars (Firing and moving)|
|57mm AT Gun|
|Pathfinder team - 2 get used as the FOs|
My medics and Sniper are still MIA, but will turn up eventually. Hopefully they are hiding with my Italian platoons
I have done a little more 9YO assisted CoC play to get a handle on the rules with these guys, adding in AT fire and some German Armor (Panzer IV and 222 scout car)
|1st Squad occupies the ruins of a church with the FO and MMG team|
|The BAR team gets hammered by the Germans|
|Germans advance against a the Farmhouse with two MG42 and 50mm Mortars in Support|
|BN Mortars once again prove decisive for the Airborne|
|Things were looking great for the Paratroopers, until the Panzer arrived.|
|The US loses a BAR team, MMG and FOO in short order.|
The game turned around for the US with a well placed anti-armor ambush and an exceptional die role on the part of the AT gunner. I am definitely enjoying these more now.