I've been on a World War II kick over the last couple of months, so I decided to expand my 28mm Collection to the British Army. For skirmish gaming I tend to prefer smaller specialty units as it makes more sense to me for them to be rather isolated on the table rather than part of a much larger group. (Thus why I tend to collect various Paratroopers for example) It seemed natural to start off with a platoon of British Commandos. I picked up several packs of Artizan figures from Caliver books and have taken to painting them in batches. The first batch were "guys with helmers"
Lastly I tackled the command group (PL, Radio Operator, 2" mortarman and PIAT) and a pack of "SAS" troopers in denison smocks. The SAS were a nice addition as they gave me an opportunity to practice doing the camouflage pattern for the British Airborne platoon I am also working on.
I am still one squad shy of completion on this crew, plus I need to get some auxiliary teams added to force. The current pandemic has apparently disrupted the supply chain, but I have plenty of para's to hold me over until reinforcements arrive.
Speaking of which, I am perhaps going to get on something of a normal update schedule again. It seems working from home at a computer terminal for the last three months has sapped my reserves for any interest in blogging. Hobby-wise, I have managed to continue painting. The end result is a tremendous, and eclectic, backlog of figures that have yet to be posted here on my digital diary. We will see what July brings.