Wargaming Musings?

I'm a bit of a butterfly in terms of my attention and sticking to gaming projects long term isn't my strongest point. On the bright side, atleast I flit between the same things. Expect an ecclectic medley of Moderns, Dark Ages, Quar and Early Wild West, almost all in 28mm... (with some 1/48 moderns thrown in... )

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Painting update - (20mm) Partisans, CIA & more!

Here's the latest work - It's a real hodge-podge of stuff, including the Elhiem tasters, and a couple that Rolf at Liberation (http://www.rhmodels.com/) sent through... Apologies if the photos aren't up to my usual standard - the darker mornings mean I've been forced to rely on natural light, and this time I had a brain fade about bringing in one of the spot-lights...

The latest Soviets off the paint desk - the Elhiem RPG man in body armour (I'm guessing for Afghanistan?), and a Liberation motor-rifleman in one piece camo suit... 

The Liberation figure again, bossing around some Platoon 20 infantry. Luckily the figures mix very well, as I'm planning to mix them within squads to round out all the options for Force on Force!

The latest additions to the Brits - a Liberation squad leader, and the Elhiem CG gunner shown a while ago in my review. ..

Shown here with my only other Infantry! Both figures are a little larger than the 'small' Platoon 20 figures, but it shouldn't notice on the table top. I'll probably keep the Elhiem Brits in distinct sections rather than mixing them in though...

Something a bit different - a CIA 'Black-Ops' team (converted from the Elhiem MACV-SOG team, through resculpting their head gear). No real planned use for these guys yet, but I fancied doing them! They might be stand-ins for NATO special forces if the relevant fog of war card is drawn in game (despite having different weaponry!), or they might be used as 'advisors' to stiffen partisans or help 'not-Snake Plisskin' blow up the Leningrad nuclear reactor... 

Liberation 'Eastern European Rebels' painted up as Partisans (The furry hat guys I'm planning to use as Poles to try to distinguish/add-flavour to the forces)

Combat (ex-Hotspur) Partisans...

Elheim Partisans (slightly converted MIKE force figures, & a female zombie hunter) As the MIKE force figures are slightly shorter and thinner than most, I will be using them to represent adolescent fighters (and probably messengers too) I wanted them as 1) I'd always liked the figures and 2) I wanted to add some more antiquated 'Western' gear to the mix (in this case a BAR, a few M2 carbines and a couple of M79 bloopers). The lady in the long coat looked too cool to resist, and I'll probably be using her a leader/officer type (I'm tempted to call her the 'Valkyrie' for some reason...!)

A line up showing how the figures match up height-wise. 
From the left: Liberation, Elhiem (Vietnamese), Platoon 20, Hotspur/Combat, Elhiem (Western)

And then when all mixed in as a group (the guy with the stocking over his head is the P20 figure in this case)

The Partisans so far! 

And, as John was remarking at how many figures I seem to be churning out, before starting this post I moved another 5 figures from the paint station to the basing pile...! 20mms certainly paint up a lot faster than 28mm, that's all I can say!


  1. Great looking force mate very nice!

  2. Great looking stuff. I think I may have some old 80s matchbox cars you may be interested in. A mk2 Escort and I think there is a mk3 Capri too. I have a few other 20mm odd n ends too. Let me know if you are interested.