The war in North Africa has always been an interest of mine. The fact that the technology was relatively equal in quality through most of the period meant that neither side had an overwhelming advantage. The colorful cast of characters means that there is no end of fascinating rabbit holes one can go down. The wide range of nationalities means that you can build forces for multiple scenarios and never grow bored.
I started with Flames of War (FoW) when it first came out and have been an on again, off again player. I do have a German and British force painted for the theater and will post pictures another time, but I just finished up a platoon that has been sitting on my painting desk for almost a year.
My best Friend/almost brother, Gary, gave me this late war platoon when I was in the hospital after an emergency gall bladder removal. If you ever want to get into a hospital quickly, try 5:30 AM on a Sunday. It’s walk-in service.
I used the Army Painter Desert spray on these and followed up with the acrylic strong tome from Army Painter and then dry brushed them with Iraqi Sand from Vallejo. I have considered adding the platoon markings but did not want to make mistakes with older hands.
Now I have about 2000 points left to paint on my Italian army for the period.