Man! It has been some time since I have been active here, that doesn’t mean I have not been busy with the hobby though! Looking back at my most recent post, I have a ton to catch up on… so let’s start with the 1944 France project. After finishing the US Infantry Platoon, I went to work on the French countryside.
One thing I am I realizing is I love sacrificing reality for abstractness in my terrain boards (Historicals do tend to be a bit hard for this though). My plan was to make two different types of modular hedgerows, when put together they’ll give a little more realistic “flow” of natural terrain;
I ended up making three batches of trees for this project, even made a video about it! Most of these are just cheap plastic ones that I airbrushed. Armatures are tough to make, I spent a decent amount of time trying to make my own but I didn’t end up with anything that I liked! The learning and work never ends does it…
To round things out I finished up some support options for both the German and American platoons. When I started this project one thing I was looking forward to was building and painting some tanks and machine guns… so that’s where I started.
I bought two Panzers but unfortunately I have only been able to get one done (a Pz 4);
As time goes on one addition(s) I would like to add would be a Panzer 3 and a Tiger.
The Americans were assigned a lot of crew-serve fire power! I am a big fan of machinegun teams so that is where I started here…
I also added a scout car and a buddy of mine gave me a Sherman;
Like I have said before, no project is really ever done and I plan to come back as time goes on to add to it. However in its current state it’s completed enough where I can comfortably move on for now. The project was planned as a gateway game to hook locals at the FLGS into the Historical Gaming hobby, I am looking forward to sharing it with the community!
Thanks for reading, have a good one!