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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2022 4:56 p.m. PST

All,

So, hot on the heels of seeing my Soviets for fighting in urban areas, I present to you their German counterparts. This is a great looking force, but only because I had nothing to do with it! As I mentioned in my last post, I'd been messing around, trying to figure out an urban basing scheme, but wasn't happy with anything I'd come up with, and I was talking about it with my buddy AJ and he said he had a great scheme for urban basing. I'd already painted the Soviets, but all I'd done with the Germans was deflashed them and glued them on bases. In any case, I boxed it all up and sent the mess to AJ, so in this case, I actually didn't do a damned thing, he painted and based the in their entirety. And I'm sure glad he did ;)

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The German Commanding Officer, looking like he just stepped out of the movie "Stalingrad." I love the paintjob AJ put on these guys, and the basing is awesome, too.

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A look at one of the rifle stands. This is my favorite group, firing the MG from a drum while another dude tosses one of those grenade bundles.

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Another rifle stand, this time with the MG-42 over his shoulder, advancing.

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An MG-42 in the sustained fire role.

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And a squad laying down fire with its MG-42 as another advances the gun. Not too bad looking, right?

To see a whole lot more pics, please visit the blog at:
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Anyway, that's my German force to square off against the Soviets, in what I hope conjures up visions of Stalingrad. The mat purchase was definitely a gamble, but I hope it works, and I'm scared to mess with trying to put any colors on it to mute the orange, I'd probably completely screw it up and destroy the mat and be stuck with nothing that comes close to approximating a bombed-out urban environment that matches my basing scheme.

In any case, one more set of urban-based troops to show you. Actually, two, but the second isn't finished yet, so stay tuned!

V/R,
Jack

Prince Alberts Revenge01 Mar 2022 9:24 a.m. PST

Looking very nice! Really like how you achieved the rubble effect on the basing.

Hornswoggler01 Mar 2022 8:52 p.m. PST

Isn't that MG 42 being belt-fed from the wrong side ?

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2022 8:03 a.m. PST

Prince Albert – Thanks, I appreciate it!

Hornswoggler – Well, technically speaking, it's not being fed from the wrong side, but it does look a bit goofy as we're used to seeing MGs being fed from the left side. Every machine gun I've ever touched (which does not include the MG-42, but does include the later MG-3) can be altered to feed from either the left or the right side, and the reason it's typically fed from the left side is because most gunners are right-handed. In the U.S. Marine Corps, most left-handed machine gunners I was around actually learned to fire the gun right-handed (even saw that with some riflemen).

V/R,
Jack

Bismarck02 Mar 2022 6:10 p.m. PST

I see an epic Stalingrad or Berlin game brewing! :-)
Another great unit.
Sam

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2022 7:50 p.m. PST

Thanks, Sam, and that's the plan.

V/R,
Jack

RitterKrieg15 Jun 2022 7:50 p.m. PST

Love the greatcoat figures and the Fall era Stalingrad bases. Great minis, though MG42 does not and cannot feed from the right side although the MG34 can.

TSD10123 Jun 2022 8:00 p.m. PST

I like that the basing is simple but still looks very nice.

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