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Friday, July 1, 2016

57mm Gun Show

One of my goals for 2016 is to complete a Mid-War US Rifle Company in time for the Mid-War FoWSA tournament on July 9th. My list will be a 1700pt US Rifle Company from the North Africa book. I've been documenting my progress as I've been painting and assembling each unit.

This week I completed three 57mm Anti-Tank guns. The guns and crews are from Old Glory. Again, I had to straighten out the barrels but placing them on the 1" grid.

The crews were also a bit limited in choice of poses. The detail was not the best and there seemed to be far too many guys lying prone on the ground.

However, the price was a bargain. I got 6 guns and 50 crew figures. Typical guns have 4-man crews so there were plenty of figures available for other purposes.

I think this unit will provide some much needed AT support for my infantry-heavy list. We will see how it performs the tournament.

Completed units:
Rifle Company HQ
Rifle Platoon (1 command team, 1 bazooka team, 9 rifle teams)
Rifle Platoon (1 command team, 1 bazooka team, 9 rifle teams)
5 M4 Sherman tanks
Parachute Rifle Platoon
Field Artillery Battery (w/ M2A1 105mm Howitzers)
Weapons Platoon
Anti-Tank platoon

In progress:
Mortar Platoon
Basing for the entire list
Storage and transport solution

Next up on the workbench...
Mortar Platoon.

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