Tuesday, 10 November 2009

First Revell German Infantry Platoon

Moving into a defensive position for my Normandy 1944 game is the first platoon from the German Revell plastic miniatures box. These are the very same Panzer Grenadiers from an earlier post. Below is the Cross Fire OoB for a Platoon.

They were a painted with a mix of Vallejo, Anita's Acrylics and Games Workshop left overs, a product range I am running down and moving away from. From the many different painting guides and resources I finally managed to arrive at a scheme that I thought worked and persisted with it through the figures for the platoon for a consistent look. I found painting plastics more subtle than painting metals, we'll have to see how it pans out for the rest of the company. I do seem to have a lot of plastic Germans lined up.

A slightly better picture, with the macro (close focus) enabled this time  :)

The plan now is to expand this platoon up to a Cross Fire company sized OoB, with the eyes on the prise of a long, long term goal of a battalion in 2010. However with even just this one platoon painted I have enough for that Normandy 1944 scenario I a framing in my mind.

Inspiration for these Revell Germans comes from another blog the Miniature Zone


Monty said...

Looking good, Geordie,
Following your advice I bought some of these grenadiers myself along with some British infantry. I notice you have based them individually, out of interest, mate,how do you use them for CF as I have always followed the squad based-approach?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good question as I potentially I have some re-basing to do if my Theory falls flat in Practice.

Three singles should touch to make a squad. Two for a CC, one for a PC. I have "my own area" problems that some figures are based on larger circles than other. However I am hoping to use a large playing area.

I also wanted to have these figures for use with "Hell by Daylight" too. Worse case and I may have to paint more figures and base them differently ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I also have a cunning plan which involves poker large chips for recoding the status of squads :)