Having dispatched a few French light mortars off the painting desk a few weeks back, I remembered that a few packs of Peter Pig heavy French mortars were in The Lead Pile. To keep pace with the German escalation, heavy mortars were needed. Built up were two stands of mortars with three crew each. The Peter Pig WWII figures are always well sculpted with good detailing. A little on the chunky side but some of that could very well be due to the greatcoat. Excellent figures and useful additions to the project.
After the arrival of the first snowfall yesterday, thoughts turned to winter gaming on the arctic front and battling among the fjords and mountains of Norway. With mortar team reinforcements, perhaps, the French will have more success?
The rummage through The Lead Pile also surfaced several packs of Minifigs' 15mm AWI figures picked up from eBay for a pittance. With a renewed interest in the 15mm AWI collection spurred by recent work on Land of the Free, one pack of natives was withdrawn. The project has seen no natives fielded, thus far, so high time to add at least one unit.
Compared to the Peter Pig French just finished, the Minifigs' natives are quite delicate little models. The detailing is very good and despite the delicate detailing paint quickly. While I will not be able to recreate Oriskany yet, this unit is a start for building a small native contingent.
The paint desk is full of an assortment of figures once again. Next off the paint table will likely see an addition to the 28mm Punic War project.