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Night Attack at Stoumont,Dec44

February 15 2017 at 4:57 PM
jerry rutman  (Login jrutman53)
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In the middle of the night the defenders of the newly captured Sankt Eduard Sanitorium from the USArmys' 30InfDiv were rudely surprised by the multiple detonations in the road below the building that brewed up 4 of their supporting Shermans, Simultaneously over a dozen MG42s opened fire on the north side of the building,accented by bursts from 120mm mortars firing from the nearby treeline and punctuated by the sharp crack of 75mm tank guns sending shells screaming into the normally tranquil edifice.
This fire kept up for a bit and then lifted,uncovering the attacking force of yelling screaming SS men,running straight down the bank to the rear of the building,firing their weapons from the hip.The assault force reached the back of the building

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Panting for breath and sweating in spite of the cold damp night air,the attackers kept up small arms fire into the building,puncuated by occasional grenades.

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The scene was lit by the flicker of flares and exploding ordinance. When the breaching teams got ready to enter the building the commander,Untersturmfuhrer Sievers,ordered the signal to be given to lift fire.

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Sievers mutters to himself that he will have the hide of those verdammt tankers if they hit any of his pioniere.

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The breaching team goes in,followed by the rest of the assault force and the dangerous work begins of clearing the large building room by room. Small arms,grenades,satchel charges and even panzerfausts are used relentlessly until the blocking position is once again secured. The Western tip of the pocket occupied by the battlegroup Peiper is in place. But...for how long? Casualtied have been very heavy and no replacements will arrive as will no ammo or food. Reality is setting in.

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Steve Pilbeam
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What a description !

February 15 2017, 5:12 PM 

That amount of ordnance flying around sounds absolutely terrifying for the guys in the building. Wow. Cannot imagine what they went through. On a brighter note how did you do the light ??

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks man. I used a

February 15 2017, 5:14 PM 

model railroad grain of wheat bulb,inserted into a scratchbuilt flashlight.
J

 
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Steve Pilbeam
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Fantastic

February 15 2017, 5:16 PM 

Cool Idea !

 
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jerry rutman
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I had other lighting ideas but

February 16 2017, 11:11 AM 

I kinda wanted to put this one to rest and move on. Lazy I suppose ?
J

 
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Greg Sutton
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Fantastic animation

February 15 2017, 7:00 PM 

Love the hand light

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Greg,for the kind words

February 16 2017, 11:08 AM 


 
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Paul Kirchner
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Very Dramatic!

February 15 2017, 8:25 PM 

I love your dios; another winner! Looking forward to your next one.

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Paul,it may take a while for the big one

February 16 2017, 11:08 AM 


 
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Jack Geratic
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Re: Night Attack at Stoumont,Dec44

February 16 2017, 12:20 AM 

hi Jerry, another excellent scene, very atmospheric and sweet work on the camou patterns.

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks Jack,I appreciate that

February 16 2017, 11:09 AM 


 
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Luigi Graffi
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Excellent reconstruction Jerry!!!!

February 16 2017, 7:28 AM 

Engaging storytelling my friend!!!!

 
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jerry rutman
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Thanks old buddy !

February 16 2017, 11:09 AM 


 
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Loris Visintini
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Outstanding job Jerry

February 16 2017, 7:28 AM 

This beautiful scene you see all your skills, because the setting is perfect and all figures well painted with dynamic poses.Compliments 😀😀😀😀😀😀
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jerry rutman
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Thanks a lot my olf modeling friend

February 16 2017, 11:09 AM 


 
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JSteinman
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Are you going to start writing dime store novellos?

February 16 2017, 9:11 AM 

Great job - lots o action!
- John

 
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jerry rutman
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heheheheh that may be a good idea. Thank you

February 16 2017, 11:10 AM 


 
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Richard Keasey
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Shadows?

February 16 2017, 5:41 PM 

This is by no means a criticism, because I love your work, but more of a philosophical question.

Do uniforms have shadows at night? Or for that matter, faces?

 
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jerry rutman
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Answer would depend on the

February 16 2017, 7:40 PM 

light levels. There will be shadow unless the light level is very low. Same for faces. I used to live in the mountains out in the sticks and the light polution was nill. On a very clear starry night with a full moon you could just about read the newspaper outside !
J

 
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Francesco B.
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Stunning!

February 17 2017, 3:08 AM 

great work on the figures, i like the "expressionist" mood so much.

Great the short story too!


Compliments.

 
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