Sunday, 27 February 2011

Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI [22]

I had a bad head yesterday but managed to get the regimental shoulder flashes painted on the figures, although the divisonal patches will have to be done today. This means that, fingers crossed, the bulk of the infantry will be done by the end of the half term holiday. Not a great deal of progress but a bit of a milestone nonetheless.

I also found these amateur but otherwise quite decent paintings of the 5th DCLI on Hill 112. I found them via Google on some sort of Bangladeshi military forum of all places. They capture the scene pretty well, especially the threat of the German armour which pretty much overran the position backwards and forwards, with little real opposition as the 6pdr AT guns and PIATs of the Cornwalls were knocked out early on in the battle.

Scary stuff. 

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