|The best way to start - at the beginning|
|The first squad finished.|
An important part of building your first box of men is work out the forces you wish to assemble.
We wanted a 600 point army which had enough units and used the Sherman. Because tanks are cool according to my son.
HQ - 2nd Lieutenant with 2 henchman/assistants (70 pts)
3 x Regular Marines - NCO with SMG, BAR and 6 Riflemen (88 pts each)
1 x Regular Medic (23 pts)
1 x Regular Sniper team (52 pts)
1 x Sherman M4A1 (195 pts)
Total 604 pts (7 order dice)
But - making the models is one thing. We can't fight properly until they are painted.
The 15 year old brother is painting like an artist, but we wanted to get the army on the table quicker than that. We didn't want to do the multi layers and tons of colours. That is too much work and I wanted to be able to paint the whole lot in one day. Here are all the colours we used. And the red and white were only used for the medic's cross.
|You don't need many colours|
|Painting the tank tracks black.|
Then brown for the things that cover the top of the boots.
Then skin colour for each fellow.
|The helmets are looking good.|
|Not bad for a few hours work.|
|There. Dirty. Happy now?|
|PVA glue applied.|
|Get me out of this sand trap!|
|Right. When do we fight?|