I couldn’t resist…
However, it is coming for my Germans on the Eastern Front as well! I have decided that I wanted to try something a little different and give myself a bit of a challenge for modelling and painting purposes. I then realized that I haven’t done any theme besides winter for a long time. I also remembered that I had received no end of compliments back in my Warhammer days on my winter themed Wood Elves that I had done up. Therefore I decided I was going to go back into the winter theme.
The list itself centers around 2 main challenges or theme’s. First is the mechanized recon and assault force which we can talk about in another post. For now I have begun to focus on the core of the army, and that is the Two fortified Grenadier platoons which will be creating the core of the army and be capable of entrenching a significant amount of ground for me. I have broken the company into 6 platoons. 3 for the Fortified section, 1 cheap reserve and 2 for the mechanized recon and assault force. The list is still undergoing revisions though I am pretty sure that I am more or less happy with the fortified section. It consists, as I mentioned of 2 fortified gren platoons, some fortifications and 4 Pak40s for AT and ambush love.
That being said digging into and creating a winter theme on this scale was going to be a little more difficult and I am wrestling with how much “winter” to put into the bases. Do I want heavy snow, light snow and mud or somewhere in-between? I have done up a test command model and so far am fairly happy with it. I plan to have a split between snow uniforms (white), grey coats, and the unfortunate soldiers without either. I also decided to leave a decent amount of ground and grass cover showing in the base. I also elected to paint the edges brown as my usual theme and not sure if I love it. Therefore by all means I welcome all advice and criticism. I just ask that you keep it constructive! haha If you are going to say you love or hate it without a reason that doesn’t help me improve much.
I will talk more about the list and modelling of the platoons and bases later. For now I am sure you would like to see the test model and so without trying your patience further I figured I would show you what I have.