The last platoon for Colours 2013 painting challenge is completed! I have finished the second infantry platoon and so I'm done! Again sorry about the lack of terrain in the pictures but my terrain is still with Alex waiting to go to the event.
So challenge over! 8 weeks of hard work, my wifes tolerance stretched to the limit and my social life has taken a bit of a hit...
|...to this in 8 "easy" weeks...|
I'm already thinking about changing the list for the next event after only 2 games. The 155mm battery having only 2 guns has been a headache for me, it's not enough guns to deploy in a half on half off mission as they need the 105mm artillery and that means two platoons of artillery on the table to start with which cuts into the Tank Destroyers and Infantry on the board. The 57mm also seem overkill, with so many bazookas and Tank Destroyers on the board do I really need a third anti tank platoon? Probably not.
Currently I'm thinking of dropping the M10's, 57mm Anti Tank and HMG platoon to upgrade the 105mm's t Veteran, add two guns to the 155mm plus also making them Veteran, adding in a Pioneer Platoon and then adding in a second Towed Tank Destroyer platoon. This list would give me the option of having the 155mm artillery on the table in half on half off missions which can bombard or smoke and then either deploy two platoons of Infantry and one platoon of Tank Destroyers or visa versa. My first worry was the lack of mobile anti tank ability of the list, but the Towed Tank Destroyers have been surprisingly mobile and I figured the points I saved by taking them over M10's means I have points to upgrade the artillery and get the third infantry platoon I like to have.
But anyway back to Colours this weekend (well tomorrow when this is posted), I'm hoping to do well and I think the list can get me high up the standings, but I think I'll bleed too many points to be a top contented. Still nothing about this challenge has been easy and I feel up for the last part of the challenge the event itself. I'll be happy with three wins out of the four games and thats what I'm going to set myself as a target. So as always thanks for reading and wish me luck at the weekend, from the sound of some of the lists I'm going to need it!