All of the films tell good stories with believable characters. They are also full of wargaming suggestions, possibilities and ideas. Noteworthy is the 'friendly fire' incident in A Hill in Korea.
Anyway back to my find. First onto the bench was a box of IMEX 1/72 Chinese PLA troops. The box contains a large number of dead, dying or surrendering figures. I decided that most of them would be found work in the ranks. Three became machine gun loaders, one became a political officer and one was given a rifle and placed in a rifle platoon.The remaining three dead were turned into disordered/pinned markers for Crossfire.
Once painted and based I organised the toys into a PLA infantry company based and organised for the Crossfire rule-set.I found this site invaluable: Steve's Balagan. Light on heavy weapons but with plenty of man-power for the human-wave assault. The first platoon is armed with SMGs, A/T Bombers and LMG. The other three platoons are rifle armed with supporting LMG. From what I can gather the Chinese used a massive variety of weapons including kit left over from WW2 especially Japanese stuff.
Here are the toys:
Company HQ 1
Company HQ 2
1st Platoon/ 2nd Company 1
1st Platoon/2nd Company 2
2nd Platoon/2nd Company
Note the A/T grenades and petrol bombs!
3rd Platoon/2nd Company
4th Platoon/2nd Company
Close-up Company CO & Political Officer
Note Politically Conscious Bugle Boy of Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea.
Next on the bench: freedom loving RoK troops. (Still WIP I'm afraid)
All the best!
PS Welcome to newest blog follower Baconfat. I've had a look at his blog and, well, WOW!