Wednesday, December 28, 2011

From SteveM: 15mm WWII German Gebirgsjager Platoon (99 points)

Steve returns quick on the sandaled heels of his Gladiator with another entry. This one is in the form of a WWII German Gebirgsjager platoon based for 'Flames of War'.

These are 15mm Battlefront castings. Steve based them so they looked as if they were in an arid rocky environment so they could be used in Italy, Greece or even Russia. He used some tufts from Tajima1 (which he highly recommends) to soften the look of the groundwork.

These mountain troopers will give Steve another 99 points to add to his tally. Well done! Next up for him will be troops from the Devil's Brigade (Cool! William Holden in 15mm!).

From SteveM: 28mm Foundry Gladiator (5 points)

Steve enters the Challenge with this fine gladiator for which he will use with either the 'Savage Worlds' or Warhammer Historical's 'Gladiator' sets of rules.

This is a 28mm Wargames Foundry casting. I can't recall if the Foundry gladiators were sculpted by Mark Copplestone or Steve Saleh. No matter, they are great models with loads of character.

If memory serves, think this 'style' of gladiator was called a Hoplomachus. Gee, this reminds me that Season 3 of Spartacus should be coming out soon! (The first two seasons were nasty as all get out but highly recommended).

 This fellow puts Steve on the board with 5 points. Welcome Steve! 

From TimB: 28mm Great War Scots and WWII Soviet Officers (60 points)

Tim sends in these fine fellows to help close the gap with our current scoreleader, Kent. 

Here is the eight recruits with the rest of their unit and officer.
Here we have eight Great War Scots riflemen wearing their distinctive glengarry's (nice work on those btw). These are 28mm Renegade castings.

I quite like the officer with his jaunty white scarf (too bad he's not in for the points).

Next is four Soviet officers urging their comrades forward in order to push out the Hitlerites from Mother Russia. These are from the 28mm Crusader range of models.

These twelve will give Tim a tidy 60 points. Very nice!

From KentG: 28mm Early Imperial Romans (220 points)

Kent has come through with another large group of Imperial Roman figures. This time four stands of Legionaries and one of Praetorians. 

Kent tells me he's been painting a litte too much lately and has had to mend some fences with the missus. He made her breakfast in bed, which is all very nice except it was to mask the fact that he got up especially early to finish painting this group of Romans. Sly fox...

These figures are venerable 25mm Foundry castings sculpted by the Perry twins. Again the shields are hand-painted which look great. The sum we have here is 32 Legionaries and 8 Praetorians which gives Kent a healthy haul of 200 points. Like last time I'm going to award another 20 points for the great shields and groundwork, so a cool 220. Well done!

This group moves Kent firmly in the lead. Well, until we hear from the other chaps that are hot on his heels...