British WWII Paras

06 Oct
British WWII Paras

Part of the reason things were this quiet lately are these minis. Earlier this year we decided to do the “counterattack” at Pegasus Bridge for Crisis in Antwerp. Everything seemed quite fine. I had done the bridge earlier this year (pictures to follow when I finish the banks of the canal after my holidays), we had vitally all the Normandy terrain we would need and I had enough minis. So it was all easy-going. Well that was until we did a test set-up late August and I realised that I only had support weapons, heavy weapons and officers done for the Paras, but virtually no grunts. So that had to be remedied and here they are.

All the miniatures are from Bolt Action, sculpted by Paul Hicks. And I have to say I really love them. Amongst all the great minis he has been doing in recent years these have always been my absolute favourites since they have so much character. So it was a pure joy to paint them.

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

British WWII Paras

This last guy is no Para, but a commando. Due to the similar clothing on the mini I decided to paint him up while I was on it anyway.

British WWII Commando

British WWII Commando


10 responses to “British WWII Paras

  1. imperialrebelork

    October 6, 2016 at 08:03

    Very nice man.

  2. Michael Awdry

    October 6, 2016 at 19:47

    Wonderful work Sir.

  3. John Bond

    October 7, 2016 at 05:59

    Nice work 🙂

  4. curt

    October 13, 2016 at 17:08

    These look fabulous Burkhard and so does that bridge. Wonderful!

    • Burkhard

      October 14, 2016 at 16:46

      Thanks Curt.

      I must really finish the canal banks when I get home, so I can photograph the whole bridge in all its glory!

  5. von Peter himself

    October 14, 2016 at 08:51

    A nice job on those British paras Burkhard.

    They are obviously training for their big day at Crisis. High command seems to have excelled with the replica training ground provided! 8O)

    von Peter himself

    • Burkhard

      October 14, 2016 at 16:49

      Thanks vP!

      Yes, the high command sure has spared no money and effort to provide them with the most realistic training environment. BTW, it is funny you should say that, since play testing will start for good this coming week after my return from Blighty.


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