Monday, 24 October 2011

20mm WW2 Early French Infantry Platoon plus support.

Finished off my reduced/depleted WW2 early French infantry platoon that got stuck in England (I may add another squad later) plus some support elements for fighting during the What If? Operation Sealion operations.

The models are from the excellent Blitz Models range at Battlefield Miniatures



Vehicle or Tank riders.

Radio operator.

Hotchkiss HMG's.

Artillery crew, the British need to loan them an actual artillery piece.

French brass, only good for flirting with British women.


46 comments:

  1. Looks nice! I really like the early war french uniform: the long coat & adrien helmet are just very cool. 20mm is tempting since there are so many great vehicles at good prices in that scale- I'd never been much impressed with 20mm infantry, but these could change my mind.

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  2. That looks really great... (on german: Die Figuren sehen wirklich toll aus, da bekommt man Lust Miniatur-Landschaften zu entwerfen... Große Klasse!!)

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  3. very nice Fran, I think these are your best 20mm so far, but where are the casualty figures?????

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  4. They look great mate, what do you base your 20mm figures on? I usually base my 28mm on 2p pieces but they look a bit big with 20mm.
    Cheers

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  5. Excellent figures and paint job as always

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  6. Sweet looking gaggle of snail eaters. Lets hope those misers sitting down to have a canteen of red find some energy to advance at some stage.

    Beautiful work.

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  7. You did a great job. I like the look of the uniforms.

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  8. Far out they look great. That black lining is fantastic. I especially like the dude in the red scarf. It's as if he's shouting "Shoot at me!"

    Nick

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  9. Fantastic characters, the chap sitting down needs to think twice befogging discharging his weapon though.

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  10. I think most French soldiers were only good for flirting with British women.

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  11. Very well done Lurker. Some really nice poses in that lot.

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  12. Like I always say take out the Brass first. Easy pickens because they tend to stand around with thumbs up their arses and wear bright accents. When are you guys going to play the What if game?

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  13. Ray: They don't do any!!!!
    Smillie: 1p pieces for 20mm.
    Anne: Waiting on some more British and Germans and we should be able to test the rules out.

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  14. They're looking good... but they certainly need an 18/25pdr for that gun crew, or at least a 2pdr!

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  15. Excellent stuff, really nice work Fran. Hope they do well for you in the shed

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  16. Great stuff mate
    But where are all the white flags???

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  17. You've got a really great unit there!

    "French brass, only good for flirting with British women." -- you crack me up!

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  18. They look damned fine sir and love the tank riders. Wish a few other ranges would add such figs.

    Always wanted to do a Dunkirk type skirmish game with a couple of units of French and Brits trying to hold back the bosh at some cross roads, or canal.

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  19. Wow. Very nicely done figures. Particularly the vehicle riders.

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  20. Well done. Love the French brass comment!

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  21. Great looking unit but do You think they will die for London? They didn't want for Gdansk/Danzig ;)

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  22. look at em, sitting back, relaxing...

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  23. It's always interesting to see what you're up to. Hope you're having a better day than me. I woke feeling more tired than yesterday. Headed back to bed soon. Thankfully, I'm off for the next three days.

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  24. Great additions to the collection mr lurker. Very nice are we going to see some action soon?

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  25. Those are stunning - really crisps painting and way to bring out colors on modern combat uniforms. Best, Dean

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  26. Brummie: Hopefully not too long but I've become slightly distracted.

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  27. These are excellent Angry L!!!
    I like the early war figures. Planning on doing any Poles? or Have you already done them and I missed them?
    Cheers
    Paul

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  28. Hey man, sorry paypal was acting up. It is fixed now. :D

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  29. paulalba: No poles at the moment, going to do some Soviets.

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  30. Those are amazing, as always. To paint that many figures, with that level of detail, well, I don't want to think how long that would take. Months. Perhaps years.

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  31. Make sure you update us if you end up getting that artillery piece for your crew.

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  33. Excellent figures from Battlefield Miniatures, and very nicely painted too.
    Now, all you have to do is buy IABSM v3 rules. It got mine today :-)
    And Too Fat Lardies got a Seelöwe scenario-book too!

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  34. Great job. The wash really popped out the detail.

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  35. Very nicely done Fran. One of the guys at Glasgow Gaming Group is working on a WWI trench warfare gaming table. Between that and these pics, I might just have to go and splurge some cash on some French. After all, I'm fairly certain no one else in the club will be playing French. Russian, German and Brit fans to a man, so they are.

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  36. Great setup! Gotta love the french resistance uniforms.

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  37. Great stuff, again, Lurker!

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  38. Just Blog Walking and wanted to say AY.

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  39. Lovely Figures and a great paintjob.

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  40. Some of your best work yet Angry. Two thumbs up from me.

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  41. Those are really great models, when can we see a Char? Or have you already made one?

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