Saturday, January 03, 2015

More British Army Rifle Platoon 1940.. Third Section

Happy New Year to all!

Onwards and upwards a new year betokes a new look for the blog, so we'll see how I get on with this one for a while...

Back in 2013 (blimey....  really????! ) I posted the start of my painting efforts to build a British 15mm skirmish force [clicky] specifically a rifle platoon with all supports, some transport, and a little armour

I've now painted up the third squad with their LMG support.. in fact I finished these in December but just haven't had time to post them up until now..

Rifle Platoon (3 of these make a company)

Platoon Headquarters

  • 1 x .38 cal Pistol (previously completed)
  • 1 x 2" light mortar (previously completed)
  • 1 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant MTR Gunner) (previously completed)
  • 1 x .55 cal AT Rifle (39-42), or 1 x PIAT (42-45) 
  • 2 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant ATR/PIAT Gunner)

3 x Rifle Squads
  • 1 .45 cal SMG (40-41), or 1 x 9mm SMG (41-45) 
  • 1 x 7.7mm LMG
  • 1 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant LMG Gunners)
  • 6 x .303 cal Rifle

Still to do:
  • HQ Section needs a anti-tank team (at this stage of the war an anti-tank rifle)
  • All three sections probably need an SMG figure (probably with a Thompson a la Frank in Dad's Army! ) though I may just pretend that the command figure already has one..
  • 2nd Rifle Section needs a Bren Team..

That kicks off the painting total for this year!


  1. A very good start! You have the colours spot on!

    1. Cheers Legatus.. a very old pot of earth brown craft paint, with a W&N chestnut brown wash was the major part..

  2. Very nice British; I'm surprised they're 15mm, I thought 28mm at first. Happy 2015!

    1. DeanM - thanks - the inestimable Mr (Peter) Pig does the hard work

  3. Nice work on the small chaps! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks David - and a Happy New Year to you as well

  4. Very good looking. Are they BEF or post Dunkirk? I am not a gear head, but I wondered about the respirator and bag work over the chest by some British troops early on. At any rate, terrific little force, looking forward to some bat reps featuring them.
    Happy new year to you too.

    1. Hi Michael - I'm not a slave to detail so I'll be using them for skirmish games in 1940 period France with no qualms whatsoever, the poor buggers.. :o) From what you say I reckon these are more likely D-Day/late war sculpts...