Before I came home from Iraq, I saw some information about these figures. I put together an advanced order from Eureka, and Chris picked them up for me at Historicon.
Many years ago, when I was living in Georgia and a member of HMGS Mid-South, I needed to put together a game for a small regional convention. I was just beginning to get interested in WWII skirmish gaming, and all I had painted were Germans. I was trying to figure out what kind of game I could run with just Germans, when I saw a television documentary about dinosaurs, narrated by Walter Cronkite. It occurred to me: what would a panzerfaust do to a Tyrannosaurus? Thus was born Deutschland and Dinosaurs, a real crowd pleaser, that I ran for several years. Experiments on Penemunde go bad, and a rag-tag group of German soldiers have to defend the research facilities from rampaging dinosaurs. It was always fun to see the dinosaurs pull the Germans out the top of the open-topped vehicles!
So… when Eureka announced these figures, I just HAD to have them! This weekend was reasonably slow, so I had a chance to finish them up. I actually started them last weekend, but I was gone on business all week.
I can’t wait to get these into a GASLIGHT game.
I’m not sure why the officers and NCOs are wearing masks, but that’s how they’re molded. The other troopers with SMGs are wearing goggles, but not masks. The sculpting on these figures is very clean, and assembly was easy. It took three hands to get the figures to stand straight on the two, separate legs while the super glue dried. Otherwise, assembly was very easy.