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#1 theguildllc

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

Started my FJ in Italy project.  I imagine them as taking part in a mission to retake Monte Cassino and thus push the allied line south. 

For now the Army will consist of Manfred, a comand squad, 2 panzer killer squads, 2 sniper squads, 5 recon grenadier squads, 2 hermans and 2 heinrichs.  I think thats about 305 in points.  I only took units that i thought would be deployed via airdrop or glider, thus only light walkers, no apes, lasers etc.  Will add rackettentruppen if and when they come out.

Thats all ive got painted for now.  Will updates once ive got more done.



#2 Grand Inquisitor Fulminarex

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:36 AM

Awesome looking figures.

Don't they drop walkers out of giant shells? If so, perhaps you could take a Lothar with you, or have the Lothar dropped after the zones are secured. I think you are really going to need the fire support from one in the Cassino area.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

The only walkers i see dropped from giant shells in the comics are the Kv-47s.  I also have an '88', quad 2cm gun, a Bf 110 and Hs 129 for anti armor.  Might also include a Pak 40.  Its not really a balanced army anyway, more interested in a 'fluffy' army.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:29 AM

You could put a single nebelwerfer or a 5cm gun on a Hermann. Remove the lazer and leave the opposite side intact. They do not look bad either.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

im waiting to see what the capabilities of that walker in the new core set are. 



#6 DoomOnYou72

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

Those look great man this is going to be an cool project. Its good to see a themed army. My brother wants to do a Mediterranean/ Africa allied army but is stumped on the uniforms (dosnt want all the cold weather gear).  Are you sculpting the Fallschirmjaeger heads or are they from a manufacturer?



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:33 PM

the heads are from SOTR.  med/nor africa american troops had the same basic combat uniforms and equipment as in europe, he might be able to pull off the look with some head swaps (try warlord games or SOTR).  try contacting FastCo, i know he loves the med/nor africa stuff and is knows alot about US uniforms.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:57 PM

theguildllc said:

the heads are from SOTR.  med/nor africa american troops had the same basic combat uniforms and equipment as in europe, he might be able to pull off the look with some head swaps (try warlord games or SOTR).  try contacting FastCo, i know he loves the med/nor africa stuff and is knows alot about US uniforms.

Cool. I have some of the SOTR (got them so I could swap out Ozzs big head) ones but didnt realize warlord did separate heads. Ill have to check those out. Hes more interested in loosing the long coats and heavy gloves.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:10 PM

yeah i used those brit heads with the beret and gasmask on british paras and powersuits (the ape suits from sotr) and tyhe warlord heads from the british plastic kit for the pbi brits.



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Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:46 PM

 Great Project theguildllc! Pure awesomeness!

I love thematic armies.

Btw Early Fallschirmjäger helmets were manufactured from existing M1935 helmets by removing the undesirable projections. So in worst Case scenario you can just do same.

And quick question do you know where to get Imperial Japan helmets and caps?

 

 

 

 

 



#11 theguildllc

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:29 AM

poyet, i havnt seen any japanese heads, warlord may have some in the pipes as ive seen theyve got some japanese models on deck.



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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

 Thx for info and really inspirational thread.

You need to add at least one Italian unit- cool camo ! and ..

 

 

about my Imperial Japan ....ACW hats and Modern British helmets will work?



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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:32 PM

I was going to do some telemimico (italian camo) pants, but hadnt thought of doing an italian unit.  will haver to consider it...



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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

 For everyone interested in Fallschirmjäger in dust tactics i found  that on internet 

 



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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

DoomOnYou72 said:

theguildllc said:

 

the heads are from SOTR.  med/nor africa american troops had the same basic combat uniforms and equipment as in europe, he might be able to pull off the look with some head swaps (try warlord games or SOTR).  try contacting FastCo, i know he loves the med/nor africa stuff and is knows alot about US uniforms.

 

 

Cool. I have some of the SOTR (got them so I could swap out Ozzs big head) ones but didnt realize warlord did separate heads. Ill have to check those out. Hes more interested in loosing the long coats and heavy gloves.

FJ Smokes are bulky any way.

You can get Tamiya kits to kitbash 

you could buy some cheep 28 mm plastic with naked hands kit like Perry plastic Sudanese Tribesmen (40 for £18).

Thx to Spaulders  it should work. I did some initial work on Perry French Hussars and it looks ok.

hope that helps

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#16 theguildllc

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:09 PM



#17 Grand Inquisitor Fulminarex

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:07 PM

I really like them. The FJ have always been my favorite Axis forces in the real WW2. I wish I could paint like this. As for the heads, I guess I will have to get them from SOTR or something. Do you have a link?

And I noticed in Seelowe that they drop all sizes of walkers, not just light. And they drop Apes and Zombies too.



#18 Poyet

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:58 AM

 http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/

http://store.warlord...heads-524-c.asp.

 

 



#19 Poyet

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:35 PM

 Some more inspiration about Italian camo 

http://panzergrenadi...=11845&start=30

http://www.dererstez...italiancamo.htm.

 



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Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:05 AM

Slick work. Love the detail.

You probably already have the book but I'll just throw it out here for everyone's reference:

Fallschirmjager by Bruce Quarrie (Osprey Publishing)

It's a pretty good source of info. The same company put out a good book on Eben Emael which I used to create a pretty complex scenario in another game. Lots of pics, both books.






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