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Kradschützenplatoon (part 1)

29 Jul

When I was school, there was a real good 4 part documentary about the war on the eastern front on German television. One picture that stuck to my mind was a short clip of a  Kradschützenzug riding cross-country. So when I saw that Battlegroup gave the option have one for the Blitzkrieg to Barbarossa era, I was something I had to do.

In the end, it almost drove me mad. Just cleaning mold lines from all the minis and motorbikes / sidecars took the better part of a week. Do not get me wrong, none of these are bad minis, it is just that they all have so many parts that need to be cleaned up.

Kradschützen Platoon

Kradschützen Platoon

And in addition to the platoon not even being finished yet (I will need to do the command unit, an AT-rifle and HMG team each plus some rear seat riders for two of the current LMG teams). So lots of work here.

The minis are a mix of Warlord Games (the LMG teams and the mortar team) and Wargames Foundry. Scale wise they mix quite well and given the fact, that the Warlord bikes are all BMW R75s and the Foundry ones are all Zündapp KS 750s, minor differences in scale will not stand out.

Not much more to say really, so I will leave you with the pictures.

Kradschützentrupp 1Kradschützentrupp 2

Kradschützentrupp

Kradschützentrupp

Kradschützen mortar team

Kradschützen mortar team

Kradschützen messenger

Kradschützen messenger

Kradschützen medic

Kradschützen medic

 

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6 responses to “Kradschützenplatoon (part 1)

  1. Markus Sharaput

    July 29, 2018 at 12:54

    What scale are these?

     
  2. Azazel

    August 1, 2018 at 03:35

    I feel your pain on the cleanup, but I think that first photograph really must make it all worthwhile. I’ve never seen a 28mm German bike motorpool like that. It really does capture the feel of the old newsreel footage of columns of troops from The World At War and other docos so well.

     
    • Burkhard

      August 1, 2018 at 19:59

      When it all came together I also thought it was worth it. So I think it makes up for the hassle. And I really like them… which means they will perform terribly on the table! 😉

       
  3. StuRat

    August 1, 2018 at 17:56

    That first pic is awesome! That’s why we play with miniatures.

     
    • Burkhard

      August 1, 2018 at 20:03

      Yes, I was really impressed as well when I first arranged them this way.

       

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