Rebasing Paras for CoC
With TooFatLardies promising us a Pint Sized Campaign featuring the fighting between 6th Airborne and 21st Panzer Division during the Normandy invasion I decided to rebase some of the 15mm British paras that have been sitting unused in a drawer for over ten years. They’re all old style models fro m Peter Pig that are no longer available. A weekend’s re-basing work and I’ve got myself a full platoon and a reasonable selection of reinforcements.
An Airborne platoon for Chain of Command is one of the strongest platoons in the game. They’re elite and aggressive, get 6 command dice and their section leaders are very flexible, activating with two command initiatives on a command dice of 3 or three initiatives on a 4. A Platoon has three sections, two rifle sections (firing with a Bren, five riflemen and two Sten gunners) and a section with two Brens and a sniper team that can be used to form a base of fire. There’s another sniper team at Platoon HQ along with two senior leaders (Lieutenant and Sergeant) a PIAT team and a 2” mortar.
For supports I’ve got a Vickers MMG, a 6pdt anti-tank gun, an additional section of infantry, a PIAT team and a 2” mortar team.
Here’s the Platoon HQ
a rifle section.
the Bren section
a Vickers MMG
and a 6pdr.
They’re not very well painted, my painting’s improved in the years since I did them, and I really don’t like all those prone Bren teams. Looking in the lead pile I’ve found some of Peter Pig’s latrest Paras, including a flamethrower and some Bren gunners in walking poses. I plan on getting them painted soon.