An entire platoon in fact.
|Platoon HQ and MG detachment|
There's a third section as well, but you get the idea. They are all from Bob Murch's excellent Pulp Figures line. A couple of packs of PYS 8 "Marines in Montana Hat 1" and PYS 9 "Marines Unit Builder" to fill out the rifle sections.
To reinforce them I have a section of armed sailors in my box of unpainted figures too.
Even though it's somewhere in the mid-west, Pottersville has a large Naval station for rigid airships. Dr. Evil and the Nazis are always causing trouble, so the Marines are constantly being called out to reinforce the police. Gunboat actions against Pasha Dan's Chinese Warlord troops aren't out of the question either.
I'm really pleased with how these guys turned out. The Pulp/Gangster project actually represents a turning point in my growth as a painter. The individual characters really pushed me to try some shading and highlighting. Plus the sculpting on the Pulp Figures really rewards such efforts.
Somedays I'm tempted to sell off the gangsters, cops and G-Men. But I'd keep the Marines and perhaps build some of Wargames Factory's Shock Troops to fight them. Although having a horde of cheap gunsels around as Dr. Evil's minions has an appeal too.