Saturday, October 28, 2017

Winter '44: German support teams

I have reached the end of the German 1944 lead pile (and, in fact, the entire WWII 28mm pile) with the addition of some extra German high explosive capability. Michael and I are experimenting with support sections, rather than individual teams such as two infantry guns or two mortars with a junior leader (as in the present case). These types of weapons (and medium machine guns, as another example) were more likely to have been parcelled out and deployed as sections rather than individual weapons, thus the two-weapon sections below. We haven't yet played with these support sections but the theory is sound. 

75mm infantry gun section, with Junior Leader. 
The guns are from AGNM and Warlord Games and the crews are a mix of Warlord Games and Artizan.

81mm mortar section, with Junior Leader.
These are a mix of Warlord games and Artizan figures. In-the-know Chain of Command players will know that 81mm mortarrs are never deployed on the table, rules as written. We have scrapped the use of the off-board mortar bombardments, as per the rules, and  experimenting with medium mortars as an on-table asset (albeit with a fairly hefty minimum range). 

Comabt Engineer section.
These are a mix of Warlord Games and Artizan figures, with useful bits from TAG (mines, magazine pouches, multi-grenades, etc). The flamethrower figure is a spare Black Tree Designs Soviet with a head swap and flared trousers filed down. Yes, it's a Soviet flamethrower... I know!

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