He sent me a section of Battlefront 17 pounder anti-tank guns,
The models are nice, if a bit crowded on the Flames of War bases. For my own 6 pounders I used the large bases and like it better. I had to really squish the crew in on these ones. Especially the gun with Sgt. Stanley directing the aim with his foot up on the wheel. To fit the gunner in between him and the breech I had to trim some bases down.
I liked the infantry platoon. They're wearing the Mk III 'turtle shell' helmet issued to the assault divisions for D-Day. The sculpts got a lot of flak on the internet for having big heads and weapons.
I didn't think the heads looked all that large. Especially when compared with this picture of real troops in Normandy.
The 17 pounders were a bit of trouble to assemble and required patience. But they're nice big-ass guns attached from the Divisional Anti-tank Regiment, and I wish I had a pair now too.
Now I just need to get them packed and mailed off and hopefully the Mad Padre will post a nice battle report featuring these fellows sometime soon.
James - these figures look absolutely yummy. Can't wait to get them. Well done.ReplyDelete
Glad you think they're worth the wait! I was hoping BF would send a whole new blister to replace the miscast barrel. Then I would've tried covering the problem with some camoflage netting and had a pair for me too! But they just sent a replacement barrel. Don't know where you're going to get the Ram tanks used as tractors though. Maybe M5 halftracks instead?ReplyDelete