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German Fallschirmjäger in World War II were the first paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the “green devils” by the Allied forces they fought against, as well as for their uniquely distinct Esprit de corps.
These are the Forged in Battle Paratrooper Platoon blister pack.
I don’t know, even though I read and wrote blister pack, I some how expected these to arrive in a box! Well they don’t you get a blister.
These were a bit of an impulse purchase, which came about after reading Seelöwe Nord which is a book on a German invasion of Yorkshire!
Late summer 1940, and Britain stands on the brink of complete and uttter defeat. Thrown out of mainland Europe by the unstoppable Nazi war machine, the British stand alone against the might of Hitler’s Third Reich.
Poised for imminent invasion, cut off by U-Boats and bombarded daily from the air, the British strive to re-equip their shattered army. They don’t know when, and they don’t know where, but one thing is certain…
The Germans are coming!
I was recommended these Forged in Battle miniatures at a gaming shop in Birmingham. They look well casted and a similar size to Flames of War infantry.
The mortar crew were given a basecoat of Green Brown (879) whilst the mortar itself was given a basecoat of Gunship Green (895).
See the workbench feature on the Forged in Battle 15mm French Mortar Team.
From the workbench at Forged in Battle…
If I didn’t know any better I would have said it was the 1st April when I saw this model.
It’s huge! In 15mm scale it’s over a foot long (30cm). Of course in reality it was never built, it never got beyond the drawing stage, with a few plans put together.
Armed with twin 280mm naval guns and powered by two U-Boat engines it would have dominated the landscape before it entered into battle. It would also have been a prime target for allied airpower.
I have written before about Late War Monsters for Flames of War.
I would also like to see some Late War Monsters in a similar vein to the Mid War Monsters that we have seen before. As well as the German Maus, King Tiger II and E series, we could on the allied side see the Centurion and M26 Pershing. There are also the T29 and T30 US Heavy Tanks that could also be fielded.
When I wrote that I didn’t consider the outlandish super heavy tanks, the P1000 Ratte or even the P1500 Monster. Who would have thought that someone would go and make one of these two huge German tank designs.