This is not Dog Company!

I got to leave work early today, and thought I’d crack out some US Airborne before the family gets back from Germany tomorrow night. I started on these around 2:00, and finished…well, it looks like around 2:00… I didn’t paint all the way through, but almost. I’d call it eight hours. I think in this one fell swoop I have doubled my poor painting productivity for the year.

They really turned out nicely. I’ll get some better pictures once they’ve dried and I’ve sealed them. It took a lot longer as I was kind of experimenting as I went. I know the next platoon will go a lot faster.

The next “stick” is ready to deploy tomorrow…maybe I can finish them before the family arrives.

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8 Responses to “This is not Dog Company!”

  1. Mik Says:

    Wow, these guys do look great, nice work. Way to break out of the hobby malaise too, haha. Did I miss a memo though? WWII?

  2. Andy Says:

    I’ve got a company of US airborne and a platoon of German Panzergrenadiers from Battlefront. I’ve had them a while. I’ll base them for FoW, but I plan on picking up Piquet’s Field of Battle: WW2 to actually play.

  3. Brian Says:

    Looking nice. With Scott’s departure to Cali, we don’t have any US Paras in the group right now, so those will definitely get some work in some game.
    When you get the Field of Battle WWII rules, I’ll definitely pitch in my minis collection to help put on a game.

  4. Andy Says:

    Brian, there’s always Point of Attack, which plays at about the same scale as FoW (3 stands to a squad).

  5. Brian Says:

    I don’t mind trying the scale of the Field of Battle WWII and I definitely like the FoB mechanics, which capture most of the feel of Piquet without quite as much tedium. I was just saying that I have all of those Germans as well as things like artillery, tanks, guns, etc. And since it’s all based for FOW, it will be consistent.
    Although if you want to try a Point of Attack game sometime, I’m up for it. Otherwise, FOW does fine for company scale games…

  6. Andy Says:

    I should do 6mm figures for FoB:WW2. Then I could be one of those sad people with the same era in three scales: 6mm, 15mm and 25mm. I have some 6mm WW2 laying around somewhere…

  7. Brian Cantwell Says:

    I had a bunch of 6mm for NW Europe, but I sold them all at the Historicon flea market last year after years of not coming up with a good use for them. I have gotten a lot more use out of the figures that the money bought in the dealer’s area, so I have no regrets…yet.

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