At the start if the play test block for Great War I really wasn’t enthused about WWI gaming. By the end of testing I really was enthused, and wanted to keep going. By that stage I had read, and written a bit about Villers Brettoneaux, brushed up on Mephisto (when we went to the QLD museum a few years back, I assumed it was a mock up, or fake. Wrong! The ONLY A7V left in the world, and Aussies nicked it? Get in!) and read about the broader war from the German offensive til the end. The similarities with WWII were much greater than I had suspected. It also gave me a new appreciation for CEW Bean as both a historian and a writer. If you don’t believe me, jump on the AWM website and read some of the official history. It’s very good.
As a result of all this interest, I grabbed a Blitz’s Battlegroup box, which I got a few weeks back now. With MOAB and some commission work on my painting desk, it was a while before I got to painting anything, but last weekend, I threw these together.
Like Mitch I wanted to get a platoon or two done quickly, and being buried under a mountain of German grey the though of doing more doesn’t really grab me, but on the other hand, at least I’m well practiced.
Less talk, more pics? Sure.
Mephisto and Gretchen. (Yes, I took Some artistic licence with the skulls, Mephisto didn’t have one for example, but I do like these decals. Must be the 40ker in me. They are Great decals in the tank box too, not at all like the poor quality decals in the recent BF platoon boxes, no ripping, not too thin).
The guns I wanted to do in the funky camo scheme the Germans used.
See the BF home page for details, and the colour guide. A bit rushed, but really these aren’t ever going to be a ‘best army ‘ winner for me.
The A7V models are really nicely detailed, and pretty easy to put together. And they have loads of guns. What’s not to like?