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whitejamest02 Oct 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

I'm running a 15mm WWI campaign at my local club using the "Through the Mud and the Blood" rules from TFL, and when I get some free time to paint I'm adding a broader variety of pieces to the pool.

The most recent ones off the painting tray have been Peter Pig's German casualties and stretcher bearers. It's hard to have too many of these, so I will definitely be painting more of them soon.

The last game I ran saw a party of German volunteers venturing out into no man's land at night, trying to locate the body of their beloved company commander, who had fallen in the previous night's failed raid on the French lines. The table was strewn with the casualty markers, and they had to search each one to see which was their commander, and then extricate the poor fellow by stretcher. Of course, the French were instructed to conduct an aggressive night time patrol, and try to capture a German prisoner if they should encounter the enemy.

In the end, the Germans managed to locate their (severely wounded and immobile) commander, but just couldn't hold off the French patrols. There was a good amount of confused firefights and hand to hand combat and random events. The Germans left more of their number on the field and slinked off back to their own trench.

More photos of the casualties, and also my first attempt at barbed wire obstacles, here:




Louie N02 Oct 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

Great brush work. Love the casualty figures.

The wire rusting technique you describe in the blog is very interesting.

Vimy Ridge02 Oct 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

Very nice!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 4:43 p.m. PST


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2018 7:11 p.m. PST

Yes indeed!

Bezmozgu7 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2018 2:55 a.m. PST

Beautiful work! I'm in the middle of a 28mm scale WWI project and am considering the Gale Force 9 wire for it. Do you think the 8m (15mm scale) wire would work better with the larger scale? I'm concerned that the 6m (30mm scale) wire would be too exaggerated.

whitejamest03 Oct 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

Thanks very much guys, glad you like them.

Louie, I learned about the vinegar and salt technique from someone on here – just can't remember who! It's cheap and simple and effective. Hard to beat.

Bezmozgu7, it will have to be a matter of personal preference, but for my part I wouldn't worry too much about the thicker wire looking exaggerated. With the pieces I made, from even a short distance away it can be hard to notice the wire itself at a glance. All that brown kind of blends together. The thinner wire will be more strictly to scale, but it will also be a bit harder to see.

Lion in the Stars03 Oct 2018 10:38 p.m. PST

Wow, very nice!

Cool scenario, too. Could I borrow your notes for it?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

You have done those little men proud. Thanks

badwargamer04 Oct 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Great painting job on Mr Pig's figure. Very inspiring.
Interesting work on the wore too.

whitejamest04 Oct 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Lion, I'd be happy to send on the scenario notes – just have to type up my handwritten papers. It was a pretty simple set up, with a random events table thrown in to give the guys a hard time.

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