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Audie Murphy!!!! 
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The Audie Murphy warrior and objective look absolutely stunning. Glad Battlefront has included him in the game. He was a true hero during the war and raised awareness about PTSD after the war.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx ... rt_id=3469

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Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:03 pm
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I love the painting on that

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Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:21 pm
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I like that it counts as a .50 cal nest-- and the figure's MG comes with the gun actively being fired. If you could get that source lighting right it probably wouldn't be too hard to do and it would look awesome.


Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:01 pm
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I agree - I can't wait to get my mitts on this one!

Here's his citation - apparently he held off the advancing Germans for an HOUR - in those conditions that may as well have been a year...

Second Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by six tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to a prepared position in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, one of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire, which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from three sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad that was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued his single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way back to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack, which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective.

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Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:49 pm
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There's a fun article in the new Wargames Illustrated about source lighting. They show off Audie Murphy a bit as well as that completed SAS Patrol that was featured in that Iron Painter awhile back.


Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:51 pm
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing the link!

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The M10 doesnt look burnt out... only abandoned. Could use some modeling to add in a little fire, smoke, and char!

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