Ok this is quite unusual for me... posting about a project that is indeed coming to conclusion. Several years ago I decided I wanted a 15mm French army. Bought some stuff from my favourite WW2 15mm manufacturer, Peter Pig. I painted a couple of them and then, as too often happened I got sidetracked.
Anyway the recent fuss about early war has again motivated me. In my last sojourn home I start to experiment with the french infantry and painted one PP Somua 35, lovely model. Then Moved back to my happy exile in London and bought some new stuff and...
I decided I want company sized force for IASBM. It will be actually two company, one armoured, one infantry. The armour right now has priority. It comprises of 7 B1Bis (one company commander, two 3 tanks platoons), 3 R35, one platoon of attached infantry and one battery of 75mm guns. Right now I need to finish 2 B1Bis (sitting at home) and one last infantry squad (same location). Here I have 4 B1Bis, 3 R-35 and the artillery. 2 of the 75mm still needed to be based too.
You can see the heavy tank in the picutures.
I have used the three colour scheme, the Company commander has a more "weathered" approach, Not sure if I really like it. To further differentiate it I have also used a Kerr&King base.
Beacuse I want my platoons to have a theme, Ihave named the CO "Saigon" (ok I am fascinated by the far east) while the first platoon has the tanks "Noumea" "Papeete" and "Tumbuctou" they are colonies conquere by the naval infantry. The 2nd platoon that I will paint in the Christmas break will have algerian themed names.
I have used Battlefront decal... but the force is all from Peter Pig. I hope to have pictures of the R-35 and the guns before the end of the week end.