Thursday, 24 August 2017

10mm Normandy armies for Rommel

My 10mm WW2 Normandy armies were collected, organised and painted for Spearhead  quite a few years ago, but have never left their boxes for a game. The prospect of coping with all the different sorts of hardware has somewhat inhibited my WW2 wargaming (except for Crossfire).

The imminent appearance of Sam Mustafa's Rommel has given them a purpose in life. So I decided to photograph all of them for the first time in order to review what I have and what I would need to get if I want to deploy proper painted armies.

British Shermans of various types

Yet more British Shermans

British Cromwells and armoured infantry

British leg infantry

German Panthers, Panzer IVs and Tigers

German armoured infantry

German leg infantry and transport
This looks like more than enough for a basic game, except for the absence of artillery which is not represented at the level for which the armies were originally organised. The armies predate my discovery of Pendraken and consist mainly of Minifigs and Pithead Miniatures when they first produced stuff in resin.

5 comments:

  1. What a great start. I like the scale for WWII because the infantry are identifiable while restraining the vehicle footprint to a helpful size.

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  2. Absolutely! 15mm tanks are way too big if deployed in any numbers!

    However, while I think 10mm is a great scale for 'tactical' games where there is a little space between bases, they are going to look very 'bumper to bumper' in Rommel which will not be very convincing. Hence my interest in 3mm which will 'internalise' more realistic spacing within each base and look good even when the bases are more-or-less touching.

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  3. Very nice indeed

    http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/

    Take care

    Andy

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    1. Thanks. A pity they've never been used. I will now have to paint up some artillery. It will be good to see that on the table.

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    2. You have to get them on the table at least once

      Take care

      Andy

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