Thursday, June 5, 2014

15mm Mid-War German DAK Armor

With a 1485 point Mid-War North Africa themed tournament coming up at Huzzah Hobbies on June 14th, I "needed" to flesh out my germans so I've added some armor and a recon patrol.  I'll be running my now standard FJ list but will reinforce them with some Armor in the form of a 4 tank Panzer III platoon.  I'm thinking about upgrading one of the Panzer III's to a IV so that tank was painted up also.  All of the models are from Battlefront.

 The recon patrol comes in the form of a light Panzerspah Patrol of 2 Sdkfz 222's and 1 Sdkfz 223.  I'll likely use this as a mobile reserve to respond to the other players recon / light tank probes.  A second recon option of a heavy Panzerspah patrol (2 Sdkfz 231 8 Rads) is currently on the workbench and should be completed by tomorrow.

As for the armor, I'm still deciding whether to run a 3 or 4 tank Panzer III/IV platoon or just throw in a single Tiger I.  The multiple tank platoon is probably more effective game-wise, but it's not as "cool" as a Tiger!  Plus it's mid-war and a Tiger is a pretty fearsome tank for that stage of the war.

Ahhh, decisions, decisions

Once these guys are done it's back to painting up AQMF!


Andrew Saunders said...

Very nice indeed I always run a tiger with my fj its a great combination

Steven said...

Nice looking vehicles! What color/brand of paint did you use to paint them?

Phil said...

Well done, love the colors!

Red Dog said...

Nice work :-) Having played against them many times, I can say a Tiger is very hard to kill in Mid War. They are great for drawing fire and create a major, highly distracting, problem for your opponent. Cheers, Paul :-)