Thursday, June 7, 2012

FOW Aussies Finished

So its taken forever, but I finally finished my 1500 point Australian FOW MW Divisional Cav force.  I started this force WAY back when for 2 reasons: 
  1. I wanted to have some guys in the Australian Army hats
  2. I wanted to use Grants because I fondly remember the movie Sahara with Humprey Bogart.  Yes I know he was commanding a Lee, but its close enough.
  3. Ok 3 reasons, I didn't want to paint too much infantry.  They were the reason this took so long, so an armored force it is.
First up, a group shot of the whole army.  Technically there's a kittyhawk as aircover, but he's not quite finished so I left him off so as not to ruin the rest of the army, which I think kicks ass.  It'll probably get its butt handed to it in combat, but it looks nice.  The other reason it took so long was it took ages for infantry to get painted, and after finishing my 40k Tallarn force, I just couldn't take any more tan... (heck even the display board is from them)

Next a shot of the Aussie infantry.  There are technically only supposed to be 6 bases of infantry, and technically I didn't buy the light mortar, but I figured I'd paint the whole blister.  Since the blister happened to come with an entire squad of extra guys (even using 5 men per base), I just went with it.

Close up of the grants. These guys are my heavy front armor hitters.  The crusaders meanwhile will fly round the flanks and blast away with their crappy 2lbr gun hoping to hit something.  Since grants (or Shermans if you add them) are 8th army, they only get to be Confident Veteran instead of Fearless Veteran that the rest of the army is.  I've heard what you end up with using this army is a bunch of single Crusaders flying around that won't run away but have lost the rest of their platoon!

These are the older guys I finished like a YEAR ago, but they are still cool.  Like I said the Crusaders will fly around flanks and blast away since they don't have side armor for shooting (a special rule).  The carriers meanwhile actually have something that can hurt infantry, so they are there to shoot up any enemy footsloggers.  Apart from the kittyhawk I don't have any artillery, and basically that's by design since I simple didn't want to paint any.  I'm not really a fan of those armies that take the bare minimum of company requirements and then take a crapton of support weapons.  It just seems a bit gamey.  This army does have support but at least has 2 platoons each of the required units.

1 comment:

  1. These guys look awesome! When you come home we have to have a MW desert game vs my DAK! I'm going to see what I can do about starting to get all the right scenery (perhaps even the desert fort) so the battle field will look just as good as the models!