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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Dec 2012 8:17 p.m. PST

I don't claim to be an expert on WWII Germans (Soviets are more my style), but I would think these figures would be suitable for "cold weather" gaming throughout WWII. Is that a safe guess?

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 8:38 p.m. PST

Nice showcase. Antonio painted some Brits for me not too long ago and I'm very pleased with his work. Nothing like some winter-garbed Germans for the winter.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Dec 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

I added a little snow. It represents early fall or late spring. It could snow more later or it won't snow much any more. Some are in snow parkas, ready for the snow others in long coats.

It could be the first snow in fall or a warm day in Winter in which the snow melted. It could be the last snow of spring. It all depends on how you cover the table. These won't work for summer though. :)

pmwalt Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2013 1:31 p.m. PST

They look like they could work for cold weather throughout the entire war.

74EFS Intel Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 4:53 p.m. PST

The headgear ("Einheitsmütze") technically would put them from about 1943 on. An exception would be the the predecessor cap ("Bergmütze") worn by mountain troops throughout the war. Paint the caps camouflage and they can work from 1941 on.

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