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Robert's Historical Miniatures and Musings (Slow Grow League)

Robert's Historical Miniatures and Musings (Slow Grow League)

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Planning - Stage 1.

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If I am correct for the Slow Grow League for July my goal is to produce a 50pt forces.  Currently as I am only in possession of the Hit the Beach boxed set and a few other tanks I bought when I got the Tanks game a number of years ago, so I am limited in my options.

Given my current options, I am going to build a generic German Panzergrenadier Company based on what is provided in Hit the Beach.  Perhaps as I learn more about the campaign, I can theme the army to a certain area in Normandy but I just don’t have the historical knowledge or resources to do this at the moment.

So using Hit The Beach I can make a 49 pt force D-Day German Panzergrenadier Company – I have listed below this force.

  • Panzergrenadier Company HQ (2 x MP40 SMG team) (2 points)
  • Panzergrenadier Platoon (7 x MG34 team, + Panzerfaust, + 1 Panzerschreck team) (13 points)
  • Panzergrenadier Platoon (5 x MG34 team, + Panzerfaust, + 1 Panzerschreck team) (11 points)
  •  7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (2 x 7.5cm gun) (7 points)
  • Panzer IV Tank Platoon (3 x Panzer IV (7.5cm)) (16 points)

Total – 49 points

This is a lot of infantry to build and clean, but I believe it is achievable in time available, especially as I should have plenty of hobby time this month.

A second option does exist.  A Panzer IV Tank Platoon with 5 tanks costs 28 points.  Rather nicely, if I replaced the 3 strong Tank Platoon and the 5 x MG34 Panzergrenadier Platoon with this 5 Tank Platoon, I would have 50 points.  I believe I have at least 1 if not 2 Battlefront Panzer IVs from the Tanks game.  If I find the infantry to be too overwhelming and time consuming, this is an option to help me hit the 50 point goal.

Currently I have 4 infantry cleaned and primed ready to start painting up a test scheme.  I should have all the paints I need to paint the infantry based on the schemes in the Colours of War books and my own painting preferences. To give an example, when painting any black leather, I will be adding a little Vallejo Rose to black to give a leather look, or if it is a larger area, a highlight with a black and rose will be applied.  That is the plan, it works on 28mm figures, so hopefully it will also look good on 15mm figures.

As the army in question fought during summer I will be basing the army with a strong green vegetation scheme, with perhaps flowers for a splash of colour and variation.

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@robert good luck buddy that is a bucket load of infantry to do 🙂

I have found the artillery men for my 8.8cm AA guns are a bit dated so have been looking at what I can use from my infantry. There are a few options including some seated for the gun operator.

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