Monday, May 22, 2017

Police Battalion Operation

A small village in Easter Poland.

A light dusting of snow on the ground.

A police battalion surrounds the village.

They move quickly and quietly.

Until all is ready

Sunday, May 21, 2017

German Police Battalion

Anyone in an occupied nation who was willing to serve the Germans, and do anything, may have found their way into a Police Battalion.

Not the same as front line soldiers.

These men enforced German racial laws...

and hunted for guerillas...

and fought against regular enemy troops only when cornered.

Unsavory business.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Polish Winter

Fighting in lines when out with the Napoleonic Wars.

Yet, it's the best way to get firepower on the enemy.

Just now the first line is laying down.

Troops hide behind trees when they can.

A white sheet of plastic, and a few dollar store Christmas trees and it's winter!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Romainian Troops in the Snow

The snow is not too deep.

But if you get wounded and fall into it.

You could freeze.

Or new snow could fall and cover you up.

And you would never get rescued.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Romainians in the Woods

Romainian troops moving into the woods.

You never know what's in the woods.

Could be Germans.

Could be nothing.

Keep a sharp eye out.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Polish People's Army

Another useful set from the Eastern Front, Polish People's Army

After Russia and Germany conquered Poland in 1939, many Polish people ended up in the Red Army.

Still, they were often very nationalist and often wore bits of Polish uniforms with their Red Army uniforms.

Of course, most of the troops will wear the standard Soviet uniform.

Long ago, I set aside some of my Soviet troops and tanks for a Polish Army.

I am very pleased these guys came along because they will make it more distinctively "Polish."

Good poses, a reasonable mix of active firing and moving around in combat.

These are they type of figures I really like, and some I never thought I would ever see.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Strelets Police Battalion

A small overview of my WWII German allied Cossack battalion, mostly Strelets.

A new Strelets set, their Police Battalion.

These troops rooted out partizans in German occupied territories.

Some of them were very harsh, and even earned the condemnation of some SS troops.

Guerilla warfare is never very clean, and on the Russian Front it was very bad.

These figures are a very good variety of poses.

Just the sort of troops to send door to door to ferret out hiding guerillas.

Troops knocking down a door, covering a doorway with their rifle...

Other troops rousting people along.

I will probably get a couple boxes for rear area security.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Guns and Bases

More photos of the anti-tank company.

I mount the HaT guns on a piece of sheet plastic.

The plastic is thick enough to make picking up the gun easy.

It also has to be thick because plastic will sometimes warp when painted on one side.

I flock it while the paint is wet.

The flocking then gets sprayed with a thick mixture of water and white glue.

I use the Woodland Scenics white glue mixture because it does a lot of turf and is pre-mixed perfectly.