15mm/28mm MODERN WARGAMING BLOG: The next campaign we have planned is WW2. Following an airborne company through the Normandy campaign. To give more significance to the men each man has a name. The big picture will be dealt with on a large map, while each action will be fought at the platoon to reinforced platoon level.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
The US Infantry
This week I also finished painting my US Army Infantry Platoon using the excellent Peter Pig figures. I painted a single platoon with an extra medic, forward observer and radio operator.
I used the colour coding sheet to make organization and setting up during games easier. Each section has a primary colour (Grey=HQ, Blue=Squad 1, Green=Squad 2, Brown=Squad 3 and Purple=Weapon Squad). Each squad has a Orange and Red fireteam, the colour code is painted on the units base.
The bases also include an indication of the amount of extra Firepower a figure contributes, one small bush = +1D FP, two small bushes = +2D FP and three small bushes = +3D FP. Furthermore, a base with a large bush is a marksman (or sniper).