Sunday, December 1, 2019

Canadian Troops for The Rockies Ablaze Project 2 - Specialists

Good evening friends.   Finishing up my last post on the Gorgon Studios minis which will make up my interwar/ear war Canadian platoon for an ongoing pulp projects.  Again, I have lots of praise for the Gorgon sculpts, los of detail and character, and the variety of specialist figures allows for a well rounded platoon with supports to be fielded.

Here a Bren gunner and his assistant get to wok in the snow.  The rifle of the assistant is separately cast, which is a nice touch.

 

Bren gunner and No. 2 moving, both in leather jerkins, which adds some variety to the rest of the sculpts in greatcoats.

 

Snipers/sharpshooters.

Sniper and spotter set up behind a snowy log.  Let’s hope they have silver bullets for that SMLE!

Forward observer with field telephone and map.

“Hello, I’d like to order a pizza delivered to the following grid reference."

Signaller team.  The fellow on the right carrying the No. 38 manpack wireless set doesn’t seem very happy.

Perhaps they’re calling HMCA Timber Wolf for pickup, or to send down some hot rum.

Major John Maynard holds his briar pipe and ponders while Platoon Warrant O’Malley chivies the lads forward.

Major Maynad consults with the local Mounties while his native guide looks on.

Thanks for looking.   Now that I have a significant number of minis finished for this project, I think I need to start gaming with them!

Blessings to your brushes!

MP

20 comments:

  1. A fabulous collection.

    Radioman's probably frowning because he thought he'd be able to listen to CBC while he marched.

    No Yukon King yet? Not even a Cuddles? Who is going to save these guys?

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    1. He would definitely be listening to Gzowski.
      I do need a dog, definitely. Cuddles ... funny, I was just thinking about Renfrew of the Mounted and missing the Air Farce radio days.

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  2. Wonderful additions, well done Sir.

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  3. Figures full of character and presented in all their winter glory, lovely work indeed. Did the Canadian army of this period have special snow vehicles btw?

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    1. I did find this WW2 era newsreel showing what is likely an early machine made by the French-Canadian firm Bombardier. It would be a fun thing to kitbash.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mP_wdBtFU

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  4. Lovely additions Padre! Those chaps without greatcoats must be particularly hardy :)

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    1. Well they are Canadian, after all.
      Thanks Tamsin!

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  5. I see the Mounted have arrived as well!

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    1. And they will get their man ... or wolf ... or wolfman. Or Nazi. Renfrew of the Mounted will get them all!

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  6. Now, what lurks in them there woods?

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    1. Unspeakable horrors. Not unpaintable, but unspeakable.

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  7. I'm j7st wondering if the platoon NCO wouldn't be called a Staff Sergeant at this time?
    Love Maj. Maynard!
    Nice that the Been gunner gets a no. 2. One often doesn't see that.

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    1. Staff Sgt sounds right. I'll use that.
      Maj Maynard had a distinguished war, winning the MC at Vimy and commanding a battalion in the Hundred Days. He went into realty and mining finance but took a reduction in rank to serve in the militia. He's a useful fellow.
      Yes, it was nice that Gorgon gave the Bren gunner a No 2 and gave the sniper a spotter.

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  8. Love these Mike! Those Gorgon sculpts are packed full of character. Excited to read your game using these!

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    1. Thanks, Dai. They are lovely figures to be sure. Gorgon make some Norwegian troops and Gebirgsjagerthat might be useful for my purposes.

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  9. Very well done on these fine chaps!

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