Sunday, December 19, 2010
Through The Mud and The Blood: WW1 Germans in 15mm
ABOVE: Some of my recently painted "BLUE MOON MINIATURES" WW1 Germans. A "Big Man (German Officer) and a HMG.
Just a quick post to share some pictures of some recently purchased BLUE MOON Miniatures. I bought them from OLD GLORY in the US.
Long story short: My mate Stan and I decided to dabble in WW1, but what rules and scale?
We settled on TOO FAT LARDIES: "Throught The Mud and The Blood" rules, (as we both thought SHARP PRACTICE played really well, and I'm a big fan of their WW2 set, "I AIN'T BEEN SHOT MUM").
Next we settled on 15mm, as we both had plenty of terrain in that scale. Last choice to make was on figures.
With the release of BLUE MOON's excellent WW1 ramge, and the massive 40% discount from OLD GLORY it was a 'NO BRAINER'!
The added bonus is they are so easy to paint. Simply spray with "German Field Grey" (a Tamiya paint), touch up with a bit of flesh, green, brown and khaki. Next dip and spray with a 'anti-shine' varnish, flock and you're done.
I based the figs on old 1 cent pieces for the ordinary soldiers, and 2 cent pieces for the 'Big Men', (NCOs and Officers).
Though not spectacular results, I did get a Platoon of Germans on the table in record time!
BELOW: Jerries clear a town somewhere in Flanders,..
BELOW: Some of the BLUE MOON 15mm Germans base coated and based on old coins I had lying about.
I've included the pictures so you can see how nice these miniatures are. The Tanks are really nice, and I'll post pictures of some painted "LAND SHIPS" soon.