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dr beard29 Aug 2023 8:01 a.m. PST

Over the bank holiday weekend I completed some of the Wargames Atlantic 28mm Second World War German Sentries. Pictures and my thoughts on the set are on my blog at:

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All the best
Andy Dr B

Michael May29 Aug 2023 9:47 a.m. PST

Great looking paint jobs. I'm kind of surprised the figures don't have bread bags, gasmask cans and water bottles, pretty standard accoutrements even for those on sentry duty.

BillyNM29 Aug 2023 11:06 a.m. PST

Not so much sentries as Military Police, hence the gorgets and presumably the absence of fighting order.

Little Red29 Aug 2023 12:39 p.m. PST

They look super!

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2023 3:45 p.m. PST

Very Nice.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Aug 2023 4:07 p.m. PST

These are superb!

I also like the Dude who could be Gestapo.

But I wouldn't characterize these as "sentries" at all. These are Feldgendarmerie, "Battle Police," or (to the other Gerries themselves) "Head Hunters."

These cats could be part of Einsatzgruppen and other unsavory tasks, not to mention making sure any rear area soldaten have their proper papers and orders. Late in the war, these could also be the cats who strung up the merely lost or deserters.

Not an especially likeable bunch of boys, but potentially very useful in games where their like could be encountered.

TVAG

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2023 5:03 a.m. PST

Agreed – those chaps look like Kettenhunde (one of the other the not so affectionate nicknames for Feldgendarmerie) – good looking figs and useful as they were involved in pretty much every theatre of operations, despite which you don't see them much on the table

dr beard30 Aug 2023 7:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

I already have a platoon of Warlord early war Germans as combat troops. The Wargames Atlantic ones are slight in build and with the lack of kit and action poses I chose to do something different as I felt they wouldn't mix that well.

Yes they are an unsavoury bunch. I've played a few Eastern Front Partisan warfare games this year which went well, so they'll give me more options for those scenarios.

All the best
Andy

Legionarius31 Aug 2023 3:14 p.m. PST

Well painted. But these figures make me think how horrible the Nazis really were. They look like guards in an extermination camp.

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