And just for a change here are some 20mm Volkstrum (Late war German home guard). I painted theses for Tim at the wargames club who has purchased the moulds etc. of the WW2 IT Miniatures range.
Here is a link to his web site and where they can be bought. (Click this link to travel to web site )
At the end of the war Germany was short of troops. As such it recruited from the old, the young and the less than fit. Additionally it did not always supply the Volkstum with full uniforms. Some were supplied and at other locations some uniforms were not. Tim asked me to have these mostly in civvies clothes and also on urban city bases. Consiquently a lot of brown and greys resulted.
These figures would also make very good partisans or even useful for the Jewish revolt in Warsaw. In fact that strikes me as a very good game idea loads and loads of close terrain and maybe even a captured Hetzer!
The molds are old and the sculpts show it. Not in the casting I have honestly had worse from GW or foundry, but in the 2 dimensionality of the sculpts. Which is to say that while there is nothing much wrong with the sculpts they are by no means as anatomically correct as current sculpts.
So if you are looking for Volkstrum or partisans or want to do the Jewish revolt. These may well be the figures for you.
The armbands can of course be repainted to represent a different faction. No point having German armbands if playing another faction so the simple swap of colour and you are good to go.
The WW2 IT MINIATURES figure range is quite large. and figures can be ordered seperatly which does allow for quite a variation of troops so perhaps if you have a look you might find what you are looking for.
Having never seen a game of the Jewish revolt and also KNOWING that Tim looks at my blog it is perhaps a show game for the future. I shall just leave the idea open and see if he comes back to me.
That is it for today thanks for looking and with any luck the thunderstorms did not keep you awake all last night.
Just a final note.
I had a game of Shako at the club yesterday and was completely out played. So well done Matt and I am NEVER playing Shako ever again.... JK
Matt played well and soundly beat me. I have no excuses but I will complain about it for ever more
Nice one mate.
Or I won and was brilliant, the most awesome tabletop general ever. (MY nose may be growing as I type this but it is true none the less.)
I will let you decide which is the correct story. Hee hee.
Catch you all later Clint