First Battalion of 10mm Science Fiction Infantry

Buck

Newly completed infantry battalion with four "line" companies and a heavy weapons company

Newly completed infantry battalion with four “line” companies and a heavy weapons company

After some yard work and running a few errands, I completed my first battalion of 10mm infantry for Look, Sarge, No Charts: Near Future and Science Fiction.  This battalion was made of Dropzone Commander infantry of different types.  For this battalion I was considering either three companies of four platoons or four companies of three platoons.  I decided on the latter and added a heavy weapons company.

Recon platoon for the infantry battalion that is a battalion-level asset

Recon platoon for the infantry battalion that is a battalion-level asset

The battalion also has a light reconnaissance platoon at the battalion level not shown in the previous picture.  These, I think , were from a clicky base game, and I found them in the Flea Market at Cold Wars last March.

This battalion is painted in khaki with olive helmets.  As with the tank battalions, each infantry battalion will have a slightly different paint scheme to make it easier for players to distinguish them on the tabletop.

Four independent companies

Four independent companies

In addition to the full infantry battalion, I also painted some independent companies that will be assigned to battalions from division or brigade.  Note that these are in a different paint scheme from the infantry battalion.  The independent companies are in a basic olive green scheme with slightly different colored helmets.

Heavy assault company with heavily armored infantry

Heavy assault company with heavily armored infantry

This is a very heavy assault company.  I see brigade attaching this company to a battalion that must force a breach in enemy lines or assault an urban area.  These guys will be somewhat slow, but have a lot of firepower and be difficult to kill.

Heavy weapons company with some sort of rocket launchers and some sort of heavy gun

Heavy weapons company with some sort of rocket launchers and some sort of heavy gun

This is some sort of heavy weapons company.  I haven’t decided what these weapons will be just yet.  The rocket battery in the back will likely act as artillery, and I am thinking of the heavy cannon in the front being some sort of heavy anti-tank weapon, but it might end up as some sort of artillery as well.  Who knows?

Heavy infantry company (there are two of these) with power armor

Heavy infantry company (there are two of these) with power armor

I made two companies of these heavy infantry.  They would be attached to a battalion that is the main effort to bolster their combat power.

Recon platoons that are intended to be assigned to battalions to augment their organic reconnaissance capabilities

Recon platoons that are intended to be assigned to battalions to augment their organic reconnaissance capabilities

These will either be a set of recon platoons that can be assigned in penny packets to battalions that need them or deployed as a screening force on the flanks of the main effort.  The rocket launchers give them some ability to hold off enemy armor, while the chain guns are terrific against enemy infantry.

Today I am shifting gears away from 10mm.  The weather is nice, so I am going to break out the airbrush in the back yard.  I have five German 1:48 vehicles for Combat Patrol (a Hetzer, three halftracks, and a truck) that have been base coated in desert yellow but now need the 1944 brown and green camouflage air brushed on them.  It has been quite a while since I have used an airbrush, and in the past I have done it with Humbrol oils, so I am somewhat apprehensive about getting the consistency of acrylics correct for this project.  I hope that they will look good enough to post some pictures this evening.   I will be using this as my pattern.

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