Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Hät WWII British Mortars in 1/72

I’m in WWII-mode at the moment, and grabbed a box from the plastics mountain. This one is British mortars from Hät, and it consists of 4 sprues, with eight men and a 3” mortar on each sprue. Rather soft plastic, detailing is a bit crude, especially the faces, and with very little gear on the figures. But they do the job.
These guys will be used in our IABSM (I ain’t been shot mum from Too Fat Lardies – great company!) games, and will be based to work with that.
What is need in the game are two-man teams for the 2” mortar and five-man teams for the 3”.
A two-man 2” mortar team

3” mortar with three men out of the five needed.
I will probably base my further 3” mortars on bases with two crew members and three crew on individual bases. I’ll have to scrounge extra crew from other sources. 

In IABSM the leaders (big men) are rated level one to four, depending on how good they are. My friend Laffe at Figurfanatikern (he writes in English, very god reading!) had the excellent idea of showing the respective level of leaders with the number of figures on the base. A puny level 1 corporal would be represented by one figure, but a heroic platoon leader of level 4 would have four figures on the base, representing himself and runners, radiomen and whatever.
Time to do something about that idea with the final men from the sprue..
A level 3 British Big Man with his trusty biographer and radioman.

Paints used (Vallejo):
Uniform – 921 English Uniform
Anklets – 821 German Camouflage Beige
Helmets and hardware – 894 Russian Uniform WWII
Boots – black
Webbing and pouches – 819 Iraqui Sand
Water Bottle – 875 Beige Brown
Everything washed with Citadel Devlan Mud

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