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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rick's new 29th Infantry Division

My collection is just about entirely German. I dabble in the club's shared Soviet Army (a fittingly socialist approach to owning a gigantic pile of everything Soviet), but the German models and armies have always held the majority of my interest. However, the upcoming Operation Overlord Event seemed a good spot to step out of my comfort zone and contribute something Allied to the cause. I chose an Assault Company from Overlord, picked up the 29th Infantry Company box, some LCVP's, a few extra blisters and got to work!

The 29th scramble to get to the cover of the sea wall.

First things first, what an awesome box of infantry! I love the amount of action and character in these models. The fellas toting the Bangalore torpedoes pressing themselves into the sand whilst sliding there explosive charges forward to a great job of reminding you of your Pioneer Equipment special rule. There are two separate sculpts of men who've been shot lying in the sand, a rifleman who was just hit, dropping his rifle and stuck in time falling backwards, and even a medic! These all allow for some serious story telling to go on, on every base. I never thought I'd be able to simultaneously both accomplish and enjoy building and painting an entire box of infantry in the span of a single week.

The boat section's command team urges his men onward to the relative safety of the sea wall.

MEDIC! One of my favorite sculpts tends to a wounded comrade taking temporary shelter behind a Sherman.

A snarl of barbed wire  stretches across the length of the beach, looking to slow down the Amis while the German MG's entrenched on the bluff take their toll.

Brigadier General Dutch Cota, complete with his Distinguished Service Cross on his base, delivers his famous quote: "Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Let us go inland and be killed."

This pretty little piece of beachfront property has seen it's ocean view change dramatically in the past few hours.

"There are only two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are already dead and those that are gonna die. Now get off your butts you're the fighting 29th." - Colonel George A. Taylor

The view from the surf with a German bunker daring the Americans to attempt to clear that barbed wire.


The Riflemen look to clear an opening to get their limited armored support off of the beach.

More bodies than bullets. Two more boat sections anxiously await the splash of their ramps on the bloodied beach.


  1. Guys, this is astonishingly good! What happens next?

    Thanks for sharing this - wish I could get over to Wisconsin :-(

    By the way, I came here via the Battlefont e-newsletter.

  2. Well Admiral, the next thing we'll be putting up here is the finished Queen Red Board. It's just waiting on some flock at this point. The rest of the 'to-do' list is unfortunately rather monumental at this point. I'm busy painting more boat sections. Lee is thumping away on some of the new plastic Panzergrenadiers. Ken and Ryan are busy on tables and some additional american armour.
    If you're in the area, be sure to come out and play in June. There's a sign up sheet on the Overlord post.