Thursday, 27 November 2014

Final German Battalion for Stalingrad

Last night I managed to finish off the third and final German Battalion for the 544th Infantry Regiment/389th Infantry Division. It also marks the last figures from the Plastic Soldier Company's Early War German box set (except for some LMG crews and officers that I didn't need). This time, I remembered to paint the battalion HQ!


I ran low on SMG armed NCOs for this last battalion from the box, so I had to ferret out some Peter Pig figures to add to the bases. It gives you a good impression of how the PSC and PP figures fit together though.


The regiment get some support in the form of this 7,5cm le.IG 18, which is a Command Decision model kindly supplied by a chum (along with some more German guns and buildings) in exchange for a hundred or so Japanese figures I had left over. 


There are more support weapons to add to the mix, but that is something for later. And just in case you think that I have been reposting the same pictures of the same handful of figures for the last few months, here is a shot of the regiment as it stands:


I have broken the back of the German list from the Rapid Fire! Supplement I have been using, however, it's not finished just yet; there is still another battalion of Engineers to complete, a fair few tanks to add and some guns. As it's Christmas soon, it may be a couple of months before I'm able to collect these bits and pieces. Meanwhile, I will begin work on the Soviet forces.

Then, maybe in 2042 we can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the battle by actually being able to play a game...

6 comments:

  1. Ready for 2042! Great looking pictures and figures as always...

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    1. Thanks Phil, I'm glad you've enjoyed following my progress!

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  2. That's a force to make Paulus proud. They'll be back in the Fatherland enjoying the fruits of victory by Christmas, no doubt.

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    1. Thank you, I hope they will as they don't appear to be wearing winter clothing and we all know how cold it gets in the east...

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  3. Very impressive big unit there. The Peter Pig and PSC figures seem to mix well which I find encouraging as I am mixing their Soviet infantry for my own Ostfront project.
    I'm very impressed by the cobblestone terrain in those pictures - who makes it?
    Cheers,
    Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael, the figures definitely work well together. I'm not so sure about the older PSC Soviets and mixing with PP Soviets, but I am about to find out as I want to get at least a few Russians painted.

      The cobblestones come from Magister Militum, in their 15mm terrain ranges. I've had them for ages.

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