Saturday, 20 September 2014

First German Battalion for Stalingrad

The box of Early War Germans from the Plastic Soldier Company have allowed me to start work on a new project, one that I have wanted to do properly for years; the Battle of Stalingrad. I have based my forces on the lists supplied in the Rapid Fire! Third Supplement: Scenarios for the Russian Front. One of the scenarios is Storming the Red Barricades Factory 17th October 1942 and is a big game where the Germans have to capture as much of the famous factory as possible. 

The first unit is the 1st Battalion from the 544th Infantry Regiment/389th Infantry Division. It consists of:

HQ: CO + 5 men
3 x Rifle Companies, each of 9 men.

I have also finished the Regimental HQ of CO + 5 men (the Colonel at the back)


I haven't finished the support units of MG34s and 81mm Mortar, but they are in the leadpile awaiting paint, but the largest part of the battalion is finished.


The scenario needs three of these battalions, so I still have a lot to do. Also, not included in the lists, but useful nonetheless, is the AT rifle and 5cm Mortar, also from PSC.


Thanks for looking and check back for more updates on this particular force!

8 comments:

  1. They look great...and the presentation is excellent too, love this street!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the buildings are from Commission Figurines and the paved streets came from Magister Militum.

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  2. Great work, a very cool project and looking forward to seeing more :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul, there is plenty more to come, believe me...

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  3. Hello.
    Good work, and a great theme.
    :) More are expected ...

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    1. Thank you Maximex, there certainly will be many more coming, at least two more battalions!

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  4. Nice, tone terrain is very cool to.

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    1. Cheers Dan, I'm glad you liked them, the terrain is from various manufacturers.

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