Wednesday, 17 September 2014

British Paratroops by Phil T


Last weekend a few of us got together for two days of gaming; playing War & Conquest and Chain of Command – and what a superb weekend of gaming it was! I’m currently sorting out the pictures and words for the blog posts about those games but in the mean time here’s a little treat in the shape of some British paras painted by Top Wargames Table Chum, Phil.


Good aren’t they!? Like me, Phil is building a (British Airborne) force for Chain of Command – although I’m collecting Panzergrenadiers – more in a later post.


The figures are a mix of Foundry and Warlord. Apparently the camo on the uniforms was hand painted by ladies who just ‘splodged’ green and brown dye on to khaki uniforms! So, for true historical authenticity, I believe Phil wears a dress and nylon stockings whilst painting them ... that’s dedication for you!

7 comments:

Paul oftheManCave said...

Very nice! I did a Brit Para force earlier in the year and had some success with them in Chain of Command (and Bolt Action). You are going to need to put a lot of firepower into them to break them, but they don't have much in the way of heavy weapons.

There are pics of my Red devils Platoon here:

http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2014/02/red-devils-platoon.html

Matt said...

Cor! Your Paras look super :o)
Nice terrain too.
Cheers
Matt

Paul Scrivens-Smith said...

Nice to see more gamers playing Chain of Command. James and I are taking the Keren mountain to Crisis to play Chain of Command on it.

Moiterei_1984 said...

They look splendid! Your mate has done some great work on them.

Phil said...

Great looking paras, excellent work!

Ron Carnegie said...

Nice looking Paras, I need to build sometime.

Matt said...

Glad you like 'em!

Given how much Phil paints and how good the figures are, he could really do with a blog of his own! ;o)

Cheers

Matt