Weird War Zed
I must confess that this project has risen to the fore in the past week or so. You could blame it on the fantastic games of ATZ we've been playing recently. You could also blame the seamless way that ATZ will cross over with NUTS! to allow us to meander into Weird War Two. You may blame those lovely Verdammten Nazi Zeds from Studio Miniatures. You may also blame Warlord Games for their lovely new SAS NW Europe Sections. Personally I'd blame the lot. Although it was probably the sight of those SAS models that finally tipped the scales....
You see, the SAS were involved throughout NW Europe, quite often working in four man sections with local French Resistance cells. They would target bridges, railway lines, supply dumps in order to harass and disrupt the enemy. They would continue this role throughout Belgium, the Netherlands and into Germany itself. A single four man patrol mounted in Jeeps killed or wounded sixty Waffen-SS men, destroyed a truck and two staff cars in the village of Les Ornes in France. These SAS attacks would inflict almost 8,000 casualties, capture nearly 5,000 prisoners of war, capture or destroy around 700 vehicles, destroy several trains and cut over a hundred railway lines. It is impossible to confirm how many Nazi troops were diverted and disrupted by their actions.
It therefore seems an obvious choice to use two SAS sections as the troops who discover the Nazi's terrible secret: the release of the deadly Zed virus to keep the Allies out of Germany. I suppose it was one way to try and establish a thousand year Reich. Silly sods.
I must hand it to the lovely gents at Warlord Games. I placed my order for a set of SAS sections on Saturday, fully aware that the website said these figures were cast to order and would therefore take longer to dispatch. You can therefore imagine my surprise when they arrived in the post just a few days later. And here they are, laid out on my no expenses spared work station... Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a bin bag laid out on a corner of my dining table. Like many of the Bolt Action miniatures, they have separate heads.
And finally, here's the aerial view of the models revealing the bases in all their glory.
Unfortunately, that's all I had time for today. I'll post some more once I have started the painting.