Sunday, 2 January 2011

Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI [4]

I've managed to finish off most of the support elements for the 5th DCLI battalion today including the AT platoon (minus the 6pdr for the moment), the 3'' mortar platoon and a Vickers MMG platoon from the 5th Middlesex. The carrier platoon PIAT team still needs to be finished off and I may well rebase the HQ company PIAT and 2'' mortars to match. I've also added the FAO team of two figures.

I'm planning to finish off the last few figures tomorrow and add some packs to the rest, which up until now I've left off. I've added a fourth company of eight figures, including another converted bren gunner, so that I can use the battalion for scenarios in late 1944 and early 1945, when the fourth company was re-instated. This seemed  like a good idea as it adds only a few figures but a lot more flexibility.

I'm also going to tackle the transport vehicles for the battalion tomorrow, which are all resin castings from the Raventhorpe Ready to Roll range. If I have time, I may also try to put together a squadron or two of Shermans using the HaT Armourfast kits that I've collected, either for the Sherwood Rangers or the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards.