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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2021 5:51 p.m. PST


Alright, enough of Northwest Europe already, right? Yeah, me too, so I painted up a bunch of stuff for North Africa. Yeah, I know, I still haven't finished up my Western Desert Commonwealth, Italian, and German forces, but I'm working on it, and still, it's no reason to ignore the Yanks! ;) So that's what we're looking at here; I'd previously run an abortive attempt to do Americans in Tunisia, but it was a skirmish project and didn't capture the grand sweep of what I really wanted to do, so I halted, backtracked, and worked up a new course of action, and here you see the fruits of my labors. As with the British and German forces I posted, quite a bit of this stuff was bought, rather than painted, but I'm posting because I still put quite a bit of work into it and I'm looking forward to getting them on the table.


Here's the whole mess, a Regiment of infantry with organic support, plus a boatload of arty, transport, recce, and armor. Oh, and even some air support!


The infantry regiment, set up as leg infantry under the Rapid Fire order of battle concept.


Yeah, you see some bazooka figures on regular rifle stands because I didn't have enough riflemen and the damned Flames of War company box gives you something like 18 two-man bazooka teams, which is about fifteen more than I actually need…


Some M-7 Priests.


A pair of 75mm armed M-3 Gun Motor Carriages/Tank Destroyers.


Some M-3 Grants.


And how 'bout some P-40s, just for good measure?

To see a bunch more photos, please check the blog at:

Overall, I'm quite pleased that these are finished and ready to hit the table. Who shall they fight, you ask? Well stand by, I shall show you tomorrow evening!


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2021 6:52 p.m. PST

Looking nice. But may be easy meat for Rommel's veterans, that is until Patton gets there from Morocco!


Bismarck26 Jun 2021 5:22 a.m. PST

Jack, you keep outdoing yourself! These are great.
Is your ultimate goal to cover every front of the entire
war? :-) The early M3 Stuarts and Grants and the SPMs are awesome.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 5:06 p.m. PST

Thanks Colonel, and no doubt…

Sam – Thanks, and the vehicles you mentioned are beautiful, but I didn't paint them! Every front? Nah, I can't say I'm too interested in China vs Japan, or Finland vs Russia. At least not yet ;)

Thanks Zeelow!


Tgunner27 Jun 2021 4:11 p.m. PST

The extra bazookas are for the armored infantry. When you field a couple of platoons of them then you need a metric ton of those teams in FoW. I love the new FoW plastic US Army infantry. I'm glad they switched to new plastic sculpts.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2021 5:20 p.m. PST

Yeah, I understand, but damn man, that's a lot of @#$%in' bazookas! I like the plastic US infantry sculpts better than their metal counterparts, but that may be the only set where that is true. The metal troops just seem to have (generally) have more character, at least to me.

Having said that, I can't complain about most of the plastics, and they are definitely cheaper.


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