Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce

One of the Wargames Illustrated offered some historical vignettes as a subscription renewal bonus.  You could also buy the separately as well.  I bought four or five different ones.  In the center of this diorama is the two figure Wargames Illustrated set, supplemented by three figures from another manufacturer (which I cannot remember).

Another view of the Christmas Truce diorama
Another view of the Christmas Truce diorama

I’ve wanted to paint these for some time, and I finally got around to it.  I couldn’t sleep at about 0300 this morning, so I completed the mud and the two tufts of grass.

Final view of the diorama
Final view of the diorama

I’ve always found the story of the Christmas truce both inspiring and tragically sad.  There is a brief description on Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce

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