Friday 17 February 2012

Red Devils Specialists

Before tackling another section of paras, I decided to paint up the pack of specialists in case I need a sniper or mortar for a game of Operation Squad. They turned out fairly well, I think:

Again it's hard to see the camo in their Denison Smocks... I need to figure out what's going on with my photo pipeline and try to make it more visible. I'd rather be painting miniatures than doing that, though, so it may be a while.

I have two snipers, two mortar men, and two PIAT teams. That may seem like a lot for the scale of battles I'm planning, but the scenarios I'm working on in the Skirmish Campaigns book call for all these, and more, so it isn't a wasted effort.


  1. Keep posting your updates have been great!

    Please let me know which rules you are planning to use. I have been frustrated with the lack of great responses for 28 mm rules sets. The conversation always degenerates into who's rules are better, more realistic :)

    Happy Gaming,


  2. Nice work Cameron, like these.
    Hey it's nice to see others that play Operation Squad. Are these figs the Warlord ones, i havnt got red devils yet.

  3. Thanks for the comments. I have been gearing up to play the Para attack on the Merville Battery the night before D-Day, and a few actions on D-Day itself. I have been using Troops Weapons and Tactics from Too Fat Lardies, and I like the rules a lot (though with a few reservations). For smaller skirmishes I like Operation Squad as well, but the rules really start to get cumbersome if you have more than 10-15 men per side.

    I have played Disposable Heroes and really liked that set as well.

    Yes, the miniatures are all Warlord. I started out with Warlord figures and I want to keep a consistent scale so I'm stuck with them, which is just fine because the figures are so nice. A warning, if you do get the Red Devils, don't get more than one of the box sets... there are a few minis in there of which you only need one per platoon or company (like the radio operator).