Well I'm not sure where the half term break has gone? It has been lovely to spend time with the Saintly Mrs. Awdry, but here I am contemplating the return to work and with very little to show for it, hobby wise. As I rather suspected the prospect of getting to grips with fifty SS Troops was too much for this particular butterfly brained hobbyist and although five have been completed, with another five underway, I went in search of an easy win.
I have always enjoyed populating my tables with additional livestock and have been wracking my brains as to what might have been roaming around the Austrian forests in the 1940s? I am assuming the usual fare of game would be plentiful such as pheasants, rabbits and deer*, but what else? Wild Boar! Somewhere, in the depths of my addled brain, was the flicker of a memory that had wild boar rooting around the Black Forest and so it was that the every reliable 'Warbases' received an order for a couple of packs along with some small pill shaped bases.
*Although what deer would be most common?
Basing some up with their piglets** these simple, but well cast, beasties will be roaming the areas below the castle. They may yet get their own 'Chance Card', which will play in a similar fashion to those of Congo, by 'Studio Tomahawk', insomuch that if drawn then a combat action will have to be resolved before the unit can progress. I suppose if successful then they might claim extra rations for their troop?
**Surely not boarlets?
So some more fluff for the table, but time is ticking and we still have a long way to go! As I write this there is only 56 more days to 'Salute 2020'!
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