Legions East figures for the AT rifles a lot. I'm also figuring that later on, having a couple stands of AT rifles will be just the tool to deal with recon platoons equipped with light armor, jeeps or the like, and at a lesser cost than some of the alternatives. In case I change my mind, I've also added some figures with AT grenades to the AT rifle stands so that I can call the same stands 'close assault' infantry stands. These figures come from Legions East's Finnish assault infantry pack (LE-FNS-20).
Where does this put me on the challenge? Well to date I've painted up a total of 97 figures totaling 615 points, and I have a usable 600-point force using this order of battle. It's not the 250 figures Scott pushed out in a week in January, but for me 97 figures painted and based in one week might be a record! Between now and Friday I have one possible evening during which I may be able to spend some time painting. I do have one more platoon on the painting table that I would very much like to complete for Friday's game. More on that after I complete it, but I'll give you a small hint, it's not infantry. Below is a photo of the complete collection of all of the figures I've painted so far for the challenge. If I don't get anything else done I can use everything shown except one mortar to make my 600-point company. Maybe this MacPhee guy has something with this challenge idea after all. It's sure worked this time for me.
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