Friday, 11 February 2011

Greek Infantry Brigade - part 1

This may seem rather an odd choice, but if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you're probably used to it by now!  As part of my gentle meander through a fictional WW3 (set in the mid-1980s) which has produced a series of (tenuously) linked scenarios so far, I decided that  game or two set in the Balkans would make a nice change of scene.  This opens up opportunities to field formations from many of NATO and the Warsaw Pact's less well-known (in the UK at least) nations.
I sorted out the toys for the Greek brigade some months ago, and finally got round to painting them over the last couple of weeks.  Photos of the completed toys will be posted soon.
So why Greeks?  Well, I already have some in 6mm - albeit carrying bronze shields and pointy sticks, but really because of the interesting variety of kit they used in the period concerned.  Also, the infantry is relatively easy to do - I used WW2 US infantry which (in 6mm at least) is close enough.
The 'brigade' will consist of two truck-mobile infantry battalions, a tank battalion, a pair of towed artillery batteries and AA and HQ elements.
The heavy Weapons Company of one of the inf btls.  GHQ infantry and CinC truck.

The infantry at an early stage of the process - glued to strips of wood and sprayed matt black.
The entire brigade - painted and stuck to bases.  Next step is to paint and flock the bases.

8 comments:

Ross Mac said...

Nice to see something less common. Are you going to do Turks as well?

Tim Gow said...

Ross
Turks are a definite future project (like so much in my life!) but the next 6mm force after the Greeks will be even more esoteric...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Very interesting, what manufacturer are these

Is your 6mm big 1/200 (Skytrex) or small 1/300 (Ross)?

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
These guys are all 1/285 - GHQ and CinC. I think 1/200 is nearer 10mm.

Paul said...

Nice idea, now all you need is a Turkish force to create more scenairo's than you could ever need!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You're surely not suggesting that tension exists between Greece and Turkey? Or that such tension might be exploited by wargamers in order to construct flimsy scenarios...

Paul said...

No tension at all, after all you are all friends up there now...Albanian & Macedonia land grabs or Greek land grabs...on other Northern intrests...

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Exactly - it's the Balkans - what could go wrong?