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Postby Rolls Dice » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:55 pm

This project has been on the cards ever since I worked my way through all of the Ambrose books a few years ago (Band of Brothers, etc.). I already play Blitzkrieg Commander in 1/300 scale for divisional size actions but have long seen the appeal of the totally different feel of 1:1 action!

In October I purchased the Late War German and British 1/72 infantry sets produced by Valiant Miniatures (wow!) and since then have bought 2 x StugIIIG’s, 2 Sherman M4’s, 1 M4 Firefly (All Armourfast), 1 x FW-190 (pre-painted die-cast), 1 Typhoon (pre-painted plastic). Everything I need for my first two 1500pt lists.

Not wanting to run before walking I decided to produce two infantry lists and play a few scenarios through with these before adding first tanks and then planes…

First up, 1944 Heer Grenadiers (1000pts):

Command squad with extra Team 2 and Heavy Artillery Support (265)
2 Support MMG’s (Each 90)
1 Support 8cm mortar (70)
3 Squads, each with panzerfaust (Each 190)
Total: 995pts

First up, the command squad:
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The MMG’s and mortar:
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The 3 Grenadier squads:
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Finally, a close up of squad 3’s MG42 team:
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I am really pleased with how these have turned out. I LOVE the hard styrene Valiant figures and their conversion potential; I wouldn’t advise you to look anywhere else! I’ve still got loads of figures left from my first box… The late war Splinter Camo. pattern was a challenge, better on some figures than others. I was worried the black wash would give me mud men but in hindsight it was the way to go!

1000pts of British infantry next… Watch this space.
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Postby Kris » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:44 am

Awesome work!

I was tempted to get the valiant German infantry set myself when I was looking around the internet to see what was available. However, I decided against them in the end, due to the fact that there were no British para's in the same range (and I didn't want to mix two ranges due to the size/proportion difference) - otherwise I would have purchased them in a heartbeat.
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Postby Rolls Dice » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:27 pm

Kris wrote:I decided against them in the end, due to the fact that there were no British para's in the same range.
I can see how that would be a breaker for you! If they could do Para's (Brits and Yanks) and Russians I would be a very happy man.
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Postby Agis » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:46 pm

I liked Valiant A LOT at the beginning, but IMO they are just not fitting to all other 20mm companie minis. They are really huge, 25mm for a 20mm mini is just a bit too much as far as I am concerned. :wink:

Great painting anyway!
cheers and keep on gaming, Agis
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