1939 September 1st. preparing the forces

Normally whenever I want to play a wargame the full forces are not available.  My replay of the whole of the Second World War hit just such a hurdle on 1st September in game time.  This is mainly because last year I sold my existing Irregular Miniatures armies and started to rebuild using GHQ miniatures.  So some sorting and ordering of new troops later, I have started on the painting.

I had hoped to get quite a bit done over the weekend but the Memsahib went out and bought a horse (she has only been waiting 45 years for the opportunity), and therefore much of the weekend was taken up with the necessary adulation of the beast.  I am only jealous because I am no longer able to ride anything more adventurous than a bicycle!

However, this morning I got the base coat onto my Germans

1939 Germans base-coated.  Other soft drinks are available.
1939 Germans base-coated. Other soft drinks are available.