I don't know if it is all this New Year's magic or just a coincidence, but my mojo is returning (*cheering sounds*). I painted this fireteam in just a few days and while I can't put my finger on it, I think I have been sloppy.
Moving on with naming them after the Slovene phonetic alphabet, enter Fireteam Celje, named by a city that was a home of Slovenia's most famous aristocratic family known as the Counts of Celje. As a side fact, three starts from their coat of arms are featured in our flag. Keep in mind, after Carantania lost it's independence around 8th Century, Slovene aristocracy was slowly Germanised and it is hard to tell who was of what descent, because Germanised names were used in the high circles.
On to the modern times, this fireteam is different to the two previously shown as the rifleman with the optical sight is replaced by a rifleman carrying "ordinary" version of the gun in addition to a disposable anti-tank launcher.
Now obviously, depending on a mission a squad could carry more or less of the launchers and for the gaming purposes, I decided to include one "protioklepnik" (the anti armour "guy") because they look cool.
Other than usual weapon swaps and inclusion of canteens, they are an out of a box pack of Empress US infantry "on patrol".
I can only apologise for bad photos, and I really think they look better
in person. I don't know why I am unable to paint a decent face lately
and their vest came out way too dark. Other than that, they will look
okay on the board next to the rest of the guys.
I have one more fire team (the one that was built up with "leftovers" from other packs) in need of basing before I can start painting it and I am already working on the command pack as well. If I keep the momentum going, I should have them all painted by end of January!
Thanks for looking,