15mm Flames of War DAK Status Markers #4 & Platoon Command – Battlefront Miniatures

15mm Flames of War DAK Afrika Korps Status Markers, Platoon Command - Battlefront Miniatures

Thanks to the motivation (and limited choice) provided by “The Tray” (don’t worry, I’ll shut up about it eventually) I managed to get enough focus to sit down for an evening and complete these long-neglected models from my Flames of War DAK force.

15mm Flames of War DAK Afrika Korps Status Markers - Battlefront Miniatures

The first set of models on show are my final four status markers – these ones are to represent the troops being “dug in”. I didn’t have tiny little sandbags, and ultimately felt that a pile of sand in front of them would represent it well enough without going all 15mm diorama on a 25mm base. Rather nicely, that concludes that little side project.

15mm Flames of War DAK Afrika Korps Platoon Command - Battlefront Miniatures

The other four bases represent the Command and Light Support stands for my second and third platoons of Panzergrenadiers. They’re not that exciting without their platoons, of course – and those are in a right state still. But I figure I’ll add a few of them to the next Tray and use that to work my way through them. Because painting these little bastards might not be that hard, but since I made the boneheaded decision years ago to paint them in “more realistic” rag-tag campaign clothing, with different shades of jackets and pants to represent resupply, scavenged Commonwealth equipment and so forth. I mean, I decided on this after reading some accounts of and from the time, but I guess it goes to show that inspiration isn’t always the best thing for productivity…