Tuesday 27 January 2015

Over The Top with the Harlem Hellfighters

I didn't get a chance to read the Antares Beta rules today as I got distracted looking at some of the WWI books on my Kindle. This of course led to me digging out Warhammer Historical's The Great War, when I got home, along with the supplement Over The Top, that was only available for a short while before GW killed off Warhammer Historical.

The supplement contains rules and lists for the US forces on the Western Front, which intrigue me as something a little different, and, if I recall correctly, Lead Mountain has a box of HaT WWI US infantry in it somewhere...

Over The Top does contain a sidebar on the US 369th Regiment, a black regiment that fought under French command due to racial prejudices in the US military at the time. I recall them featuring in the Charley's War comic strip, suffering in the storyline by having French officers who did not speak English.

I'm not sure if that is factual and the "Harlem Hellfighters" would certainly make an interesting looking unit with French Adrian helmets, which they wore for the most part with their US uniforms...

1 comment:

  1. I believe Brigade Games makes these in 28mm if you want something a little bigger.