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.
Nice figures (and nice blog too)ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's a bit of a pot pourri, but I blog about whatever takes my fancy (which is mostly wargaming).ReplyDelete
Great unit - am picking up a few packs of these Marines and Sailors myself - how do you find the unit builder packs? Off-putting in a skirmish game to have so many identical poses?ReplyDelete
I don't mind them. There's enough variety with the other packs and I don't want every squaddie to be an individual. I'm also more from a big battle background so having everyone looking radically different (standing firing, kneeling, running, advancing etc. all in the same unit) I find disruptive.ReplyDelete
Really nice figures and great paintjob.ReplyDelete
Since you don't waver and flinch in face of some... imaginary setting, were you ever tempted by a Lace Wars Mantovia?
Oh I definitely am! I'm pondering uniforms currently. The flags will have a rabbit motif obviously. I have an awful lot of Croats (more than the Austrians really need) so I'm thinking the Mantovian Landwehr might use those figures, but in a practical grey with coloured facings. Torn between economics and using excess Prussian fusiliers for the Mantovian Liebgarde and grenadiers or holding out and paying for Austrian grenadier figures.ReplyDelete
As you can see from the margin, the Duke of Mantovia has been presented with the Order of the Wombat by the Duke of Hoche-Affeburg (click on the picture to take you to his blog).
You will probably enjoy seeing Fighting Devil Dogs, usually available from Bigger Buford here http://shop.ebay.com/continuednextweekserials/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25 and Fighting Marines here http://www.serialsquadron.com/airwarspy/fightingmarines/index.htmlReplyDelete
Aye those Pulp Figures do have a mysterious but delightful attraction... I think Bob Murch has some form of gamer attraction ray pointed at Europe... the fiend!ReplyDelete
His sculpts are very characterful. I have a few more Chinese characters waiting to be painted up.ReplyDelete
No matter which one you pick. That service is the best for job it's assigned to to. I was in the Marines, Army and NavyReplyDelete