Monday 31 May 2021

SCW artillery and infantry

With painting up quite a bit of Nationalist armour, it was only fair that I added some firepower to my Republicans. I went for the Bofors 37mm AT gun from Empress miniatures. A very nice model.

I also took the opportunity to complete my platoon of Nationalist infantry with the last section. These are older figures from Templar miniatures. A bit rough compared to more modern sculpts, but still very servicable figures.

So the whole platoon all together, with a mortar and HMG for support. A mix of Templar and Empress miniatures. The flag is home made.

I've now got some extra figures to bring my Carabinieros up to full platoon strength as well as a few additional militia figures. I've also got 3 more tanks on order.

I have also picked up some additional reading, probably should have picked a few of these up earlier. A few Ospreys.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

SCW Panzer I

This is my 3rd completed Panzer 1. I picked up this model from EBay, gardenshed printing. This time though, it is armed with the Breda 20mm cannon.  Gives it a bit of extra firepower when dealing with the Republican T26s.

This time I tried my hand and some spot camouflage.  Pretty happy with the results. Now to try and complete my Bofors AT gun.

Sunday 23 May 2021

SCW Moors pt III

I eventually got around to finishing the last section of infantry for my 2nd Moor/Morrocan platoon. These last 8 figures are all from Empress miniatures. Very happy with how they've turned out.

I have really enjoyed painting these guys up and I'm already contemplating adding a third platoon. 

So here is the 2 platoons together. Figures are a mix of Empress and Northstar. Both flags are from Flags of War.

Now I just need to complete 1 more section for my Nationalists and a couple more Panzer 1s.

Sunday 16 May 2021

SCW Carabinieros

I finally completed another 4 Carabinieros for my Republicans. I have used the Empress miniatures Asaltos figures. I used the Vallejo light mud as base colour for the green/grey uniform worn by the Carabinieros. Very happy with how the turned out. With these I have a full section. However I have noticed that the Republican III mixed brigade were composed of Carabinieros. Now I quite fancy increasing these up to atleast platoon strength.

Now despite this diversion for more Republicans I did manage to complete another section of Nationalist army. These are a mix of Templar and Empress miniatures.

Just one more section of these and Moors and I will be up to 3 completed Nationalist platoons.

Friday 14 May 2021

SCW Nationalists

In a slight change to the Nationalist cause I decided to make a start on the regular army while I was awaiting the rest of the Moors. These first eight figures are all from Templar miniatures. A little rougher than the Empress figures, but they mix in well and they offer plenty of variants, which is a major benefit of the range.

I went for the army just to be a little different, most collections seem to concentrate on the more colourful parts of the Nationalist cause, Moors, Carlists and the Legion.

I'm now about 7 weeks into this project and thought it time for a bit of a stock take of where I'm at and what I still need as a minimum. I know I need to complete a platoon of Moors and the Nationalist army platoon and already have the figures. I can also complete the Carabinieros. I do have a Bofors AT gun for my International brigade, but will need to add some armour for the Republicans and atleast 1 AT gun for my Nationalists. Once these last figures are painted up I will have 3 platoons for each side with support options.



Republican vehicles

I definitely need to expand the Republicans to incorporate some socialist militia.  For the Nationalists it will either be an extra platoon for the army or a choice between some Carlists or Falangists. Plenty of time for a decision on that. I can also add dome additional support units, more HMGs, mortars, a section of Guardia Civil and even some Dynamenteros.

Sunday 9 May 2021

SCW Armour and Moors

As my Nationalists were looking slightly outnumbered I decided to add some armour. These are two Panzer 1s and a Renault FT-17. These are 3D printed in plastic that I picked up from Paint and Glue miniatures. Lovely kits and a third of the price of resin models.

Can't wait to get a game in just to try these out. I also added another 16 Moors to the collection. I just need another 8 to complete the 2nd platoon. These are all from Empress miniatures.

I've now got some Nationalist army figures on the painting table for a slight change.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

SCW Moors ptII

I managed to complete another 10 of Franco's Moors, figures from Northstar. This will complete the first platoon and the extra 4 figures will be the start of the second platoon. The platoon is made up with figures from both Empress and Northstar.

The whole platoon together. Even managed to add the flag.

I also had 3 leftover figures from the Asaltos and spare International brigade officer. I decided to use them as the start of a section of Carabinieros. Not sure if I got the Green/Grey uniform correct, but it's close enough for me.

Now I just need to sort through the new/expected arrivals. There are another 16 Moors for the second platoon. 20 National army, an AT gun, 2 Panzer 1s and a FT-17. Should keep me busy this month.

I've already started to plan next month's purchases. I'll need 8 more Moors yo complete the platoon, 4 more National army for their platoon. 4 more Carabinieros. I then need to decide whether to add a 3rd platoon to the International brigade, sort out some Militia or make a start on the Falange.

Sunday 2 May 2021

SCW International brigade

Another quick update as I completed the last 10 figures I had for the International brigades. These figures are all from Northstar, excellent for additional variety.

These additional figures complete my second platoon. I have a 37mm Bofors AT gun on order from Empress for a bit of extra firepower. So here are the 2 platoons together. A mix of Northstar, Empress and Musketeer miniatures.

I've now got some Moors on the painting table to complete their 1st platoon. I will then have to wait for a few orders for some extra Moors, Nationalist regulars and some tanks.