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Mezmaron26 Sep 2021 3:55 p.m. PST

Individually based on pennies for use in a custom ruleset (based on One Page Rules and NetEpic). Or maybe 15mm Bolt Action skirmish one day.

The miniatures were all extras from my stock and are from a mix of various manufacturers, including Forged In Battle, Peter Pig, and Battlefront. Unfortunately, I realized only after sealing them that I think I placed the red and white "checkerboard" patch on the wrong shoulder for each of them… but mistakes happen.

More on the blog.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 5:48 p.m. PST

I think the dark green spray with the green gray dry brush looks good.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 6:33 p.m. PST

I think, from the pictures I found using Google, that the patch was worn on either or both shoulders.


Mezmaron26 Sep 2021 7:17 p.m. PST

Ah, thanks! Did some research, and you are right.


By December of 1942, surviving veterans of the 369th Croat Reinforced Regiment, complemented with an influx of new Croatian volunteers, were under training as part of the newly formed 369 Infanterie Division (Kroat), led by its German commander Lt.-General Fritz Neidholt. Like its ill-fated predecessor, the division wore German uniform and rank insignia, and had a backbone of German officers and NCO's.

Now named the "369th (Croat) Infantry Division", the division wore the distinctive Croatian red and white chessboard arm shield, but now on their right sleeve (as opposed to the 369th Reinforced Regiment, who had worn theirs on the left).


Thanks! Mez

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2021 8:16 p.m. PST


Not an unit I'd want to field on my game table.

Mezmaron26 Sep 2021 8:47 p.m. PST

The fascist Ustashe regime, closely allied to Nazi Germany, was vicious, racist, and evil. The reason for the large controversy over the checkerboard flag in the 1990s when Croatia became an independent nation.

Perun Gromovnik26 Sep 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

Those controversy over "checkerboard" coat of arms was politically exacerbated. Those coat of arms was in use from ancient times. It was officially used even during both Yugoslavia.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 7:41 a.m. PST

No one is moving units of angels around in Eastern Front/Balkans games.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2021 10:33 a.m. PST

Nice painting.

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