Wednesday, 15 September 2010

BKC2 10mm Italians

I've nearly finished the pirates, although I may well add a couple more over the next few days as I've quite enjoyed doing them, so it's time to set out my next painting project.

I know I have to finish off the VBCW Reds, PITS Dervishes and ARVN for CWC but these can wait a little longer and/or get tackled as and when I have a bit of spare time. I also have the various things that I've cleaned up and undercoated but, again, there's no rush to start these now.

So, after my recent trip to Colours and the Pendraken 10mm purchases, I quite like the idea of producing an Italian battlegroup for BKC2. I'm not a great fan of Blitzkrieg Commander, having only played it about half dozen times in the same number of years, but it's the club default WW2 ruleset and so I should be able to find an opponent.

There's another chap with a Italian army at the club but it's for the Eastern Front, so there's no clash. However, as far as I know, no one has any stuff for North Africa and, in particular, there are no British for my Italians to take on. This shouldn't be a problem, however, as I'd quite like to do the 8th Army myself or persuade someone else to do them for me!

With the packs I bought at Colours I have at least 3000 points worth of armour and infantry, enough for an armoured battalion and at least two infantry battalions including transport. I have some support weapons and recce units but no artillery, which is a bit of a glaring gap in the ranks. I think I'll order a few guns from Pithead to fill it up.

I'm hoping to make a start on the battlegroup in the next couple of weeks, probably tackling one unit at a time rather than the whole lot in one go, as that way lies madness.

In case you were wondering, I haven't forgotten about the 10mm Norwegians but, until someone produces some early war Germans in greatcoats, they don't have any opposition. There are also some Norwegian figures being released by Pithead at some point, so I'll wait until they are available before cracking on.

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