Thursday, 2 February 2012
The Big Project...Japanese!
The other half of the birthday present arrived today in the post from Peter Pig. I decided to add a small contingent of Japanese to the equation, both to give me some opposition for solo gaming and to make the most of the fiscal 'window of opportunity' before it was slammed shut by the Ministry of the Interior. I seem to have evaded the sniffer dogs, snatch squad and sentry guns but it's only a matter of time.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the leadpile has now been further de-stabilized by the addition of a couple of platoon packs of Japanese in helmets and caps, some extra infantry packs, some HMG's and mortars, a few snipers, a couple of 70mm infantry guns and three Te Ke tankettes. A bit of a mixed bag but that's what you'd expect for the Arakan, although the tanks should really be Ha Go or Chi Ha.
Anyway, more 'ooh shiny' stuff hits the shelves above the workbench, ready for the big clean up and basing extravganza sometime in the next couple of months. I have some ideas about basing that I'm working on but that'll have to wait for a later post. In the meantime, the Pendraken 10mm Italian Paras have dropped in, so I'll be basing them up alongside the scratchbuilt rowing boat shenanigans this weekend.
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