Showcase: German Snipers for Flames of War (15mm WW2)

In this post, we take a look at a Blister of German Snipers painted for Flames of War by me, Jacob Stauttener of Must Contain Minis. For those wondering, the gaming scale of these figures is 15mm and they come in Blister Pack GE883 (Major Bruno Koenig and Snipers) for Flames of War by Battlefront.

This Blister comes with 3 Snipers, 3 Spotters, Major Bruno Koenig, 4 Russian Casualties and some scenery pieces (bricks of ruined buildings).

Platoon of German Snipers for Flames of War
Four stands of German Snipers.

Overall, this is a good looking set of miniatures. I will admit, that I speed painted the three sets of Snipers with Spotters, but I did take my time with the character figure of Bruno. As a result, his stand is the best looking one of the group.

Major Bruno Koenig - Sniper Showcase for Flames of War
This is Major Bruno Koenig from the GE883 Blister pack of German snipers. He is my favourite miniature of this showcase.

Below are some more figures of this sniper.

Major Bruno Koenig in Flames of War
Major Bruno Koenig from the opposite side of the model.
 Bruno Koenig
Bruno Koenig takes aim across the field.

While the above figure is my favourite, there are three other stands in this set too.

German Snipers for Flames of War
Another look at the German Snipers in GE883.

Below we take a closer look at the other three stands of German Snipers. I painted these miniatures with a quick base coat of proper Battlefront colours for Grenadiers and then washed them in a dark coat of MinWax Polyshades. That is where I left these miniatures. If I weren’t in such a hurry to complete them, I could hit them with a dull coat of varnish to reduce the shine on the models.

Sometimes I just want to get my minis on the table!   🙂

German Snipers for Flames of War
The first set of German Snipers.
German Snipers for WW2 15mm games
The second set of German Snipers.
15mm German Snipers for 15mm WW2 Tabletop Games
The third set of German Snipers.
German Snipers for Flames of War
The back of the third set of German Snipers.

Each model is tagged with a colour-coded tab to help with quick identification on the battlefield. Here we have sliver for “Command Team” models based on using them from the Third Edition of Flames of War.

Overall, I am fairly pleased with these miniatures. I painted the regular Snipers very quickly while taking my time on the Major.

I used a Europe Gaming Mat by Cigar Box Battle as the backdrop for this Showcase Article. If you want a better look at the mat, we have a Review and a Flames of War Battle Report featuring this product.

If you are wondering what I did with the Russian Casualties, well, I used them for one of my Cthulhu based Flames of War Objective Markers.

Cthulhu Based Flames of War Objective Marker (15mm)
One of my Cthulhu Based Flames of War Objective Markers. There are Russian Casualties on the base.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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