Saturday, 4 December 2010
Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI 
Right, it's about time I started on the Rapid Fire! project so, without further ado, here's the breakdown of what I hope to get painted in the next couple of weeks. I'm going to build a standard British infantry battalion 'out of the box' using the guidelines provided in the Valiant set.
This requires the following:
1 x HQ (7 figures)
4 x Infantry Companies (32 figures)
1 x Support Company (9 figures)
1 x FO team (2 figures)
There are four carriers plus a six pounder and mortar to equip the battalion as well, but I've decided to leave the attached 8th Middlesex Vickers platoon out of the painting schedule for the moment.
Finally, for armour support I will add a squadron of the Sherwood Foresters or the 4/7th Dragoon Guards, both of which will be equipped with a Firefly and two Shermans. As an alternative, I may also paint up three Churchills of the 8th RTR.
It doesn't sound like a lot but I have a feeling it'll take more time than I have available?