*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 09, 2023, 09:10:48 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Recent

Author Topic: Starting the BEF, Wehrmacht and vehicles  (Read 2038 times)

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Starting the BEF, Wehrmacht and vehicles
« on: June 09, 2023, 11:52:48 AM »
A BEF section for CoC. AB Figures 20mm.
I had started with 25mm Crusader Figures but then played a CoC game using 20mm figures and it looked more Ďrealisticí to me, so I sold the 25ís and reinvested in 20mm.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2023, 11:46:18 AM by Mindenbrush »
Wargamers do it on a table.
YNWA - It is not a badge, it is a family crest

Offline SirRoystonPapworth

  • Bookworm
  • Posts: 51
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2023, 06:01:48 PM »
 Looking good  :-*

I love Crusader miniatures- I have a wad of their early stuff both painted and unpainted, plus their. Late war British which is this autumnís project.

However, despite me moaning about it at every opportunity, they donít do the BEF..  :-[

The Early War British Crusader do donít have the characteristic chest respirator. Sadly..

If they ever do Ďdoí BEF, Iím inÖ.

Offline fred

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4281
    • Miniature Gaming
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2023, 06:31:11 PM »
Looking good.

Stepping down from 28mm will definitely help CoC look more realistic. I think the ground scale is around 1/100 or so.

Offline TacticalPainter

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 561
    • The Tactical Painter
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2023, 02:51:19 AM »
20mm definitely hits the sweet spot for me for the Second World War and for CoC. Also goes without saying that AB hit the sweet spot when it comes to figures in that scale, they look great.
The Tactical Painter

Offline levied troop

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1444
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2023, 07:54:28 AM »
Nice looking unit.  1940 is an interesting period to game.
I ended up doing it in 20mm and 28mm because I couldnít make up my mind.
The League of Gentlemen Anti Alchemists
(We Turn Gold into Lead)

Offline pease1

  • Assistant
  • Posts: 33
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2023, 01:06:50 PM »
I usually use Vallejo stone grey for British webbing, but I have to admit, I really like the green you used better. What color is it?

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2023, 12:38:34 PM »
I used VMC colours:
Helmet - Brown Violet/Iraqi Sand 80/20%. Brown Violet/Iraqi Sand 60/40%. Camo strips - US Field Drab.
Uniform - Burnt Umber. Burnt Umber/Flat Earth 75/25%. Burnt Umber/Flat Earth 50/50%. Final highlight Flat Earth.
Gascape - Olive Grey. Olive Grey/Green/Grey 50/50%
Webbing, gasmask bag, gaiters - Olive Grey. Olive Grey/Yellow Green 65/35%. Add more Yellow Green to highlight.
Canteen - Flat Brown, Highlight Flat Brown/Beige Brown 50/50%.

I would suggest that you use the percentages as a rough guide and adjust to suit your own ideas on the colour.

I used the Battlefront painting guide as the initial basis for my colours and adjusted them after checking numerous web pictures/sites.


« Last Edit: June 18, 2023, 08:54:52 PM by Mindenbrush »

Offline Tony Barton

  • Assistant
  • Posts: 26
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2023, 01:53:17 PM »
Nice to see these being used ... might I mention that the gasmask cases on the front of the chest were apparently never Blancoed, but stayed light khaki. Something to do with keeping them breathable, since the filter was inside. Vallejo Khaki Grey 70.880 is about right.

Online CapnJim

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 3238
  • Gainfully unemployed and lovng it!
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2023, 05:39:44 PM »
Those chaps look really good!
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2023, 08:42:16 PM »
Thanks for the compliments and thank you Tony for sculpting them.

Will there be more BEF and Early Germans coming from the Fimo pack?

I met Battle Honours "plausible man" back in around 1987/88 when Gary Morley asked me to paint some Napoleonics for him. Definitely a scallywag.

Cheers,

Graham W

Offline Tony Barton

  • Assistant
  • Posts: 26
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2023, 06:42:54 AM »
If somebody made a kit of a Scout Carrier,or a Light Dragon, I'd happily make a crew for it, but I'm not aware that there is either available.
It's certainly a period in which there's a lot more interest, and we can only hope that IBG or even First to Fight takes it on. FtF have taken on some really rare vehicles, so they must expect to sell them.

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2023, 11:32:00 AM »
Early War Miniatures make 20mm Scout carriers and Light Dragons
https://earlywarminiatures.com/product-category/early-war-1939-1942/early-war-1939-to-late-1942-british-armies-1939-late-1942/early-war-1939-to-late-1942-british-armies-1939-late-1942-half-tracks-carriers/

They have crews but variety is always useful.

As I play Chain of Command, NCO's are important so a 4 figure pack of British NCO's with Lee-Enfields and similar pack of German NCO's with MP40's would fill a hole.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2023, 07:52:52 PM by Mindenbrush »

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Re: Starting the BEF
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2023, 03:15:02 PM »
Three sections finished so on to the supports, jump off points and higher command
« Last Edit: October 14, 2023, 03:16:49 PM by Mindenbrush »

Offline Mindenbrush

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mastermind
  • *
  • Posts: 1274
Re: Starting the BEF and now the Wehrmacht
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2023, 03:46:00 PM »
And one of the finished Wehrmacht sections.
As CoC requires a 3 figure LMG team, I made up a ammo carrier for one of the walking figures.

Online SJWi

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1459
Re: Starting the BEF and now the Wehrmacht
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2023, 05:15:29 PM »
All very nice.  I agree that 20mm is the most realistic looking scale for CofC.  Good call on that score.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
12 Replies
4174 Views
Last post September 27, 2006, 01:38:08 PM
by Tri3
2 Replies
2325 Views
Last post July 20, 2010, 07:33:19 AM
by CompanyB
3 Replies
2793 Views
Last post March 29, 2012, 03:19:27 PM
by Cherno
25 Replies
3421 Views
Last post April 09, 2014, 07:45:18 PM
by cram
17 Replies
1788 Views
Last post July 09, 2017, 09:57:51 PM
by Captain Darling