I noticed that I never posted my German WW2 stuff here on Heresy, so I decided to do this little thread here.
Almost two years ago, when the release of Chain of Command (brilliant platoon-level WW2 game by Too Fat Lardies. Highly recommanded) drew closer it got more and more impossible to resist the lure of 28mm WW2. To date I have played not a single game of Chain of Command at 28mm (mostly because neither of our platoons are finished and we're quite comfortable with our 15mm early desert 1941 campaign for now). However, I did play a bunch of games of Operation Squad (squad-level stuff, surprisingly well done, if a little marker-heavy) and Flying Lead (the gun-version of Song of Blades and Heroes. Clever little activation system, also squad-level, but entirely different in how it plays. Surprisingly deep and 'realistic', which you might not think from the first glance at the rules).
I started by buying unhealthy amounts of minis from Warlord Games, a step i regretted a bit later on. Their plastic infantry just don't do it for me compared to the metals by other manufacturers (Black Tree Design and The Assault Group are my favourites thus far) and the metals released after the original Bolt Action range are kind of iffy as well.
Anyway, I got started by reviewing the German Pioniers box
. Built most of the box, a few of them like Pioniers, some more as regular infantry. Because nobody needs a full platoon (well, 27 or so guys because Warlord don't put full platoons into a box) of Pioniers in 28mm, unless you're into surprisingly specific scenarios (if so, more power to you) or play HUGE games at a club.
After that I got curious about Warlord's resin vehicle offerings and I did the Panzer IV H:
Here's the review of the kit
At the same time I unwisely got myself one of those "starter packs" from Warlord Games (yeah, they got me via the free shipping thing
Here you can see some of the guys along with a bunch of Anti-tank guys by Artizan:
Here's the review of the Artizan dudes.
Cool minis, small arms are surprisingly chunky though.
Of course I also did the mandatory SdKfz.251:
...aaaaand here's the review
The next related thing I did wasn't for myself, but for a client who needed a force for Operation Squad:
Cool little force with a bunch of conversions and quite the wide range of equipment (the core force in Operation Squad unsurprisingly is an infantry squad, so between 9 and 13 dudes). So there's plenty of choice for equipment options.
So that's that for now. Things I got in the works: StuGIII Late (with magnetized gun options for the StuH42), a late Panzer III (the Rubicon one. Had to get one for review reasons) aaand a bunch of guys with MG42s:
Yarr, that's seven bloody MG42 (six light, one in the HMG config), all WIP of course.
That's a ton of dakka. I got those because I was curious about The Assault Group's 28mm figures and so I could turn my regular infantry platoon (which isn't even finished properly yet) into a Panzergrenadiers platoon.
Hope you like the models so far! C&C welcome.