French Platoon with Hotchkiss HMG
and 81mm Brandt Mortar
aside from what is here, i have 1 more squad and another platoon command. I also have 3 Hotchkiss H-39s that will be in my possession shortly.
Close up of Crusader French
I've also noticed that no one makes Laffly S20 trucks for the french in 1/56th(or anything close to 28mm, from what I've seen). this seems odd to me, since this is the vehicle that, according to what i have read, was used the most by French motorized infantry(Dragons) in the light Mechanized divisions(1040 were In service by May 1st 1940) . Since the truck itself has very little complex surface detail(complex patterns & shapes, wood paneling, etc etc), I've decided to try and build one from scratch and cast it. the first one will be the infantry carrier. if it works out I'll probably modify one to be the artillery tractor, and cast it as well. I'm already familiar scratch building and low-run resin casting, I'd just have to switch to a different resin(which is also cheaper and less prone to bubbles).