Wednesday, 5 September 2012

60 Division d'Infanterie

60DI is my original French infantry division and featured in some of the early Megablitz playtest games.  The figures were mostly sourced from the then-new FAA range and I still rate them very highly.
As well as nine infantry battalions, the division includes an artillery regiment (above) with a Hinchliffe 75mm gun and Raventhorpe limber.
Above and below - The divisional HQ - complete with a rather antiquated staff car.

The recce squadrons - Raventhorpe horseman and bicycle.  The reluctant cyclist is another FAA figure.
The complete division.  The Renault UE (right) functions as the transport element.

12 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

Tim

Great stuff again. I am sure that the cyclist is doing some urgent maintenance under fire!

Cheers

PD

Maverick Collecting said...

Nice, one of the things I like about modern developments in plastic is that it's become quite easy to build armies from some of the 'minor' nations in both World Wars, Italians, French...even Romanians!

Is the car Lledo or one of those 1970's petrol station give-aways?

Hugh

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
I think he's trying to get his cycle clips on before pedalling furiously away!

Tim Gow said...

Maverick Collecting
True enough - though this is an 'all metal' division built in the mid 1990s. The car is a horrible die cast I picked up for £1 at the time.

Soldado 38 said...

Top class work as always, Tim! I'd never heard of Megablitz until I saw your site and I'm now very intrigued.

Must resist new project....resist....resist

Al said...

Another great unit Tim, I'm working away improving my own French collection, cheers :)

Phil said...

Very nice, vehicle is wonderful!

Tim Gow said...

Soldado 38
You'll weaken. They always do... (exit to the sound of manic laughter)

Tim Gow said...

Al
Thanks. I will find still more French units to pose for the camera soon.

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Thanks - I think this is the only French division I have which doesn't contain any outrageous conversion or improvisation work.

Paul said...

Good to see more of your French forces Tim. Well thought out stands.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You may be right, but I don't honestly remember much 'thought' being involved. More a case of 'see it want it' and 'ooh, shiny'.