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Monday, January 9, 2012

WWI Marines

It was the first weekend of the football playoffs and with my team scoring a first round bye and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs I didn't have much riding on the games. Saturday was spent doing other things but I spent Sunday hunkered down in front of the TV watching the Giants beat the Falcons and the Broncos beat the Steelers. There is nothing quite as mindless as prepping miniatures so out came the WWI US Marines and the files and off I went. My fingers are still sore from all the filing I did yesterday and I got the mold lines off on just over 100 28mm Brigade Games Marines. Still to come are the Great War Miniatures fill ins. These minis are US Army rather than US Marines but after Belleau Wood there were a lot of Marines dressed in Army gear. Since the US Army was providing all the supplies they refused to bring over replacements for the Marine uniforms and instead issued Army uniforms in replacement. This gave the Marine brigade in the 2nd Division a very mottled look with Marines dressed completely in their forest green uniforms to Marines dressed completely in Army drab and of course all kinds of mismatches in between. The only parts I don't have for this force is the artillery. A friend of mine ordered it but we haven't connected yet to get it into my hands.

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