Desk of Mystery. This documented all of my current projects at the time that were sitting on my painting table. Since then, I've completed a couple of them and I've finally got around to getting pictures taken and ready for the blog.
First up are the Static Rocket Launchers. I had 6 of these essentially painted up and awaiting basing for my Warsaw Uprising German army. However, with the WWPD D-Day campaign looming (at the time of that last article), I decided to retask them as fortifications for a Festungskompanie in Atlantik Wall. You can field them in 2-4 launchers, so I'll have two batteries somehow totaling six all together (3+3 or 4+2).
I finished these a few nights ago, just in time to miss the campaign altogether. That's OK, as I'm really thinking about getting serious about a Festungskompanie in the near future. At any rate, these are finally done and ready for action.
Next are six mortars I did for my American rifle company. Again, these were meant to be used in the campaign, but I ended up playing my British Armoured Squadron (Battle 1, Battle 2) instead. Still, mortars are something of a mainstay for my armies, so these will see lots of table action, I'm sure of it.
I only did the weapons themselves, as I have something like 12 command stands already done. No matter how crazy I get with US rifles, its doubtful I'll need more than that! If I do need to make some more, then its only a command base, and should be too much effort to complete.
Finally, I've got around to finishing a platoon of SMG-armed troops for my American 2ID in Brittany force. I had these kicking around for a while and like the platoons above, I needed more infantry to fill the ranks of my existing US Rifle Platoons. I currently only have a few reduced-strength platoons that I built, first as an Armored Rifle Platoon, then added a rifle team for an Ardennes Rifle Platoon, so three of the full strength platoon's rifle teams are actually Bazooka teams. To shore up the numbers for a Normandy variant, I did this platoon to either break up and mix into the others (ignoring they are SMG teams) or field them as a proper SMG platoon in Brittany.
Alright, well that's pretty much what I've been up to. Next on the table are a couple of US self-propelled anti-aircraft half-tracks, some Union ACW figures, and anything else that might jump the queue (thinking long and hard about 21st Panzerdivision StuGs...)
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