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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2021 5:24 p.m. PST

All,

So yesterday I showed ya my dogfaces for North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. I hope you were sufficiently joyed and awed at the sight of them, and surely you found yourself wondering, just who might they be facing off against?

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Well, I do have a few Germans for North Africa… I posted them here last year:
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I have added to them a bit, and this is they, a three-battalion regiment of Fallschirmjaeger, ready to rock and roll in the dusty, arid environs of Tunisia, Sicily, and southern Italy. As with my British, Germans, and Americans, this regiment is built out in accordance with the tables of organization for Rapid Fire Reloaded.

Each battalion consists of a command stand, a 50mm mortar, five rifle stands, two machine gun stands, an 80mm mortar stand, and a 37mm PaK-36 anti-tank gun. My Afrika Korps force already has 50mm PaK-38 ATGs and 88mm Flak-36 dual-purpose guns, as well as various trucks, armored cars, and tanks, I can press into service in support of these German hunters from the sky. There is also a single forward observer stand (bottom right).

And Martin, please don't hate me/beat me up, these guys are anything but uniform, I went full 'band of gypsies' on them. Hardly befitting an elite fighting force, but I just couldn't help myself ;)

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Some rifle stands.

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Machine guns.

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Mortars.

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And Anti-Tank Guns.

To see a bunch more photos, please check the blog at:
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So there's my FJ set to face off against my Yanks, need to get off my butt and finish up all my Western Desert stuff. But one more giant force to post up and show off, which I'll post tomorrow. I believe (hope) you'll be duly impressed ;)

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2021 5:17 a.m. PST

Duly impressed Jack!!!

The basing effects are excellent the shelf-like rock elements on the lt. weapons stands makes them look like little vignettes.

To my eyes, you've arrived at an excellent mix of base sand color and scenic embellishments that mix great, but don't overwhelm the figures either.

Oh yeah, nice figure painting too, but it's your basing that sets them off very nicely.

Like your thinking behind the "GD" Landser uniform standard, you've got a force here that can be featured, as planned, for so many Med. Ops games so excellent forethought for maximum usefulness with these.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2021 10:28 a.m. PST

Dave,

Thank you, Sir! But you're not supposed to be duly impressed with these guys, but with the guys I'm going to post tonight! ;)

I absolutely love these guys, can't wait for my GIs to get after them in Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy, just need to get off my butt and get to work…

And yeah, I'm pretty happy with my 'regular' Landser, too, which I'll use from early war right up to the fall of Berlin.

V/R,
Jack

Bismarck27 Jun 2021 2:46 p.m. PST

Jack,
You have the color and rocky bases dead match for Sicily.
Your Brits, Germans and US troops will really look good
on the table for North Africa, et. al.

Leaving out a lot of detail and legend, you might try to
find a few Sicilian civilians for your Sicily campaign.
Particularly around Palermo, Catania, Bagheria and Carini.
Let you think about that one. The name Calogero Vizzini might show up somewhere. Might be useful around Calabria and Naples as well.
There was no love lost for Mussolini by certain people and those
same paisans considered the Germans as occupiers.

More great stuff!

Sam

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

Thanks Sam, I appreciate it! And what are you telling me, some crooked noses? ;) I was just looking at Blue Moon's (via Old Glory 25s) "The Night Chicago Died" gangsters ;)

V/R,
Jack

Bismarck27 Jun 2021 6:02 p.m. PST

No Jack,
Just some humbly dressed peasants, perhaps a couple of
older men, any armed partisans would work. But, Roman
noses yes. These were more gentle honorable times. One
would appear unassuming back then. For headgear, the "Italian Beret" or flat brimmed cap.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2021 5:05 p.m. PST

Sam, I've heard a lot of Sicilians weren't too crazy about Mussolini, and certainly not the Germans, I don't s'pose I'm familiar with what you're talking about.

V/R,
Jack

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