One of the downsides of painting miniatures for periods like WWII is the uniformity. So I found painting this rag-tag bunch of partisans a real pleasure.
I painted these guys almost by accident. Well, maybe not quite an accident (it’s not like I spilled a bottle of field grey paint and there they were) but it certainly wasn’t part of the master plan. They’ve sat in my “to paint” box for waaaay too long (look, here they are unpainted back in […]
The British troops were well dug in on the outskirts of the French town of Fontenay. Twice already they’d thrown back German assaults on their line, and twice the British had tried to go back on the offensive and been beaten. The grand advance of Operation Martlet had broken down into a series of tit-for-tat […]
The Germans were famously not shy about using anti-aircraft guns against ground targets. The 88mm FlaK guns were the stuff of legend, and even these days their Gepard SPAAGs carry a decent amount of APHE ammo for their 35mms (and would have made mincemeat of flimsy Soviet BMPs if the Cold War had gone hot). […]