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Thursday, 25 November 2021

GERMAN MOUNTAIN TROOPS WW2 (and Grand Budapest Hotel)

Just finished basing a new battalion of German Mountain Troops. When I've completed their heavy machine gun crew it will muster twelve figures. There will also be a ski company of four in white smocks, and a command base of three figures. 

MGB

(On the other side of this ridge is Zubrowka, the location of a quite famous hotel.)

12 comments:

  1. Great pics MGB - some very nice houses there.

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    1. Cheers MJT, there is a little story to these houses. I made them close to scale for 25mm figures, but then realised I could have reduced their scale with no loss to the war-game, thereby gaining table space. However, I now use them with my 54mm, and as a backdrop they don't look too bad. The great thing about toy soldier wargaming, compared to Historical miniature wargaming, is the greater freedom to incorporate scale differences. IMHO.
      Michael

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    2. I find to scale buildings tend to look too big, plus I really don't have the space for them!

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    3. I do agree, I eventually drifted towards streets, 3 to 5 houses joined together, on a smaller scale, and this looked a lot better.
      Michael.

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  2. That Hotel looks a spiffing place to stay !

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    1. Thank you Tony, but not over the Christmas holidays, both the Soviets and Germany are looking at Zubrowka, the clouds are forming.
      Michael

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  3. Another excellent looking unit Michael! Your buildings are top-notch too! Toy soldier makers have been mixing scales ever since production began, part of their charm for sure!

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    1. Yes, thats very true Brad, and the so called 54mm have been everything from 50 to 58mm. I'm striving to finish off some of my WW2 plastic armies now, in preparation for a batch of 1930s based wargames. Although the uniforms are quicker to paint, my decision to texture their bases has cut back the completion rate, lol.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Alan, I can now muster five German battalions, and thats all I need. I'm now working on the interesting extras, support units, commanders, etc.
      Michael

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  5. Michael, these look wonderful as always. I can't wait to see them used in a game!

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    1. Hi John, while I hesitate to guarantee such, the figures I'm working on at this moment are linked to several games planned for December, all set in the 1930s, Europe and Asia.
      Michael

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