I did mention last time that I've actually been able to do some painting recently. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to steal a post title from Kieron despite talking about something completely different, so here are some luvverly pictures of my recently painted WW2 partisans for Bolt Action.
Let's start with the pièce de résistance (see what I did there?) - a captured Puma:
|Eight wheels, two drivers, all awesome|
|A demonstration of how much difference different light can make to a photo!|
Speaking of AT weapons...
Also in the "there's only two of us, maybe no one will notice" area is this light mortar:
No idea yet what this will achieve as I've yet to use it in a game, but again, it's an extra unit for only a few points.
Finally for the weapon teams, here's an MMG!
I've also painted a few regular infantry to bulk my force out a bit more.
These, and all three weapons teams, have been made from the Perry Miniatures Afrikakorps set. That box contains loads of models, and they're all multi-part (including separate hats!) which meant I was able to put together lots of models with what (hopefully) looks like a mishmash of bits of stolen German uniform and civilian clothes. This needed a bit of cutting to take off webbing and a few extra pockets, but was pretty straightforward.
I then, somewhat belatedly, realised that this look means I can also use these models as Volkssturm (the final German conscripts that were called up at the end of the war). The ability to use pretty much the same force for both Axis and Allies really appeals, so I got a bit carried away and bought the new Last Levy box at Triples. Expect models from that to make an appearance soon.
To add some more inexperienced fighters and take advantage of their ability to save points with less useful weapons, I painted up these shotgun-armed civilians:
I originally got these for VBCW games, which they've never been used for (that's starting to be something of a theme).
I also wanted a suitable commander figure who wasn't too obviously wearing a military uniform, and I found this guy in an Artizan Designs "SAS Saboteurs" pack:
|"When I point, I really point!"|
Finally, the rest of the SAS pack provided some extra infantry, carrying satchel bombs which will help mark out a squad as carrying anti tank grenades.
|Beards are not optional!|
To finish, here's a group shot that neatly demonstrates that I need to work out how to change the depth of field on my camera...