Saturday, 6 April 2013

Heroes Of Market Garden. By Grumpus

Over at WWPD the gents recently organized and spear headed a world wide fundraiser event to benefit veterans charities called WWPDvets.  It featured a 24 hour gaming marathon and was supported by contests and auctions.  I happened to be fortunate enough to win one of those auctions.

 I arrived home from work yesterday to find this package.  Its been less than a week since winning the auction so I did not expect anything from Richmond VA for at least another week up here in Canada.  But Canada post's dogsled teams must have been working overtime because here it was!
 First of all I have to say Ive never seen a package so well protected.  To start it was in an air tight bag.  I carefully cut open the bag to release that warm Virginia air to help heat my house.  Then pulled out a small box that was jammed with bubble wrap and blister foam!
 I seriously could hide behind this box in a nuclear war and survive.
 After several minutes I found the minis!  And man O man they are nice.  5 stands in all!
 Sierra is going to love being able to add these warriors to her Brit/Polish para forces for plenty of kicking my butt.

Grumpus did an exceptional job painting these guys and my meager photography skills do not do them justice.  Sosabowski has a damn mustache even! There are cap badges on the berets!

Now I could use some help identifying some of them.  From Left to Right I see Digby (Is he a FoW Warrior?) Frost. Urquhart.  Sosabowski.  And front is what I think just to be a Sniper team.

I may do some work on the basing to make them match Sierra's para platoons more closely.  But keeping them different might also be wise so they stand out as Warrior teams.

Grumpus I happen to have most of these figs unpainted.  And would love to send them your way if you need them?  Really appreciate the work you did and the generosity of putting them up for auction for a great cause.


Rob (zsavk)

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