TFL CoC: Progress with the Deutsche Afrikakorps
I have to confess, I'm getting really excited to be able to bring Chain of Command to my tabletop.
I'm going to be gaming the North Africa campaign in 28mm. For this, as I'm sure you'll remember, I'm using the beautiful plastic miniatures from the Perry Twins.
I'm building both my Deutsche Afrikakorps and British 8th Army forces from a single box. As I've experienced, you need to add some more figures to make a DAK platoon compliant with the army list, but this is no problem. I talk about the way of doing this here and add a slight amendment I hadn't accounted for here. I chose to buy a single troop frame from Second City Games on eBay. He's my go-to seller for such things. Fast dispatch in jiffy bags. And this frame came with the sheet from the box, which I thought was a lovely touch.
In doing this, I discovered that it's not just MG-34's you're short of in the platoon box. You're also short of some rifles. Three in fact. This, of course, put a slight hiatus in my assembly schedule as I waited for the extra sprue to arrive. Once it did though, there was no problem and I was able to get on with the build. A single extra sprue makes everything possible, as you can see in the following photos...
And here's me doing something I haven't done in a long time. Yup, that's miliput you can see on the bases. It's been good to get going with this stuff again.
Luke's APS. To do this I need a smooth finish to my bases. I'll let you know how it goes when I get this lot painted.
Talking of which, here's the first try. This is one of my Obergefreiter, a Junior Leader. The lighting wasn't great, but you get the gist of it.