Having written the last post about completing the glider infantry, I decided it would be nice if I actually laid out my fully painted US Paratrooper force.
While there's a couple of bits I might add to this force (an extra P-47, adding an M4A1 Sherman platoon, and expanding the Tank Destroyers to a company so the security section is a legal option again), for now everything in the force is painted and I've not ordered anything more. So let's have a quick celebration!
Armoured Recon Jeeps, Airborne Engineer Platoon and Mortars
More Parachute Infantry
Glider Rifle Infantry
57mm Anti-Tank gun platoon
P-47 Thunderbolt air support
Airborne Recon in Armoured Jeeps
Airborne Engineer Platoon
Mortars and AA .50 M2 machine guns
M5A1 Stuart tank platoon
A few notes:
- I've done the whole force in the later M1943 pattern common airborne uniform. Hence, the glider rifle infantry look very similar to the Paratroopers.
- The force was original painted for version 3, as such you may notice some oddities, such as extra command teams, or extra Parachute infantry teams (you could add these to represent other paratroopers picked up after the drop).
- This is particularly true of the number of Bazooka team. In V3 the answer to the question, "How many bazookas can that platoon take?", was always "Yes". Less useful in the case of the Mortars, but I liked the ability to add them to the anti-tank gun platoon.