So between the two I'll be able to make a reasonable Escadron de Fusiliers Portes (truck borne fusilier squadron) . However, I've decided I want to run an armoured car squadron so aim for that to be my first project- the panhards are being released later this month and so that settled it!
I hope to go to Valleycon in Wellington in January so need a EW force for that. This is what I'm thinking so far:
|French Deep Recon|
|4x||75 (1897) artillery||290|
The motorcycles are there as I like the idea of lots of motorcycles (and really like the rules they've got early war- at last motorcycles are viable!) but until released I'll just use the truck borne infantry which are the same price.
Germans aren't a problem. My main interest is the Ostfront '41-'42 so most of my Germans armies are in panzer grey but rarely get fielded as all my local opponents run mid '43 onwards Italian or Eastern Front forces so I don't get to use them (I like to match the correct theatre for my opponent). The only thing I'm lacking are the SiG 133s and panzerjagers- both of which I need to get to round off my forces- as I like the look of the models. There is a site in the US which is breaking up the boxed sets and selling parts separately so I've ordered through them- I don't see the point in buying a $320 boxed set for 6 models! But come on BF hurry up and get the EW blisters released!
My company will be (picked purely as I like the models, have no idea how it will preform on table) as follows:
|2x||SP sIG 33||135|
The uniforms are painted a dark grey rather than fieldgrau because the rest of my 41-42 infantry are painted dark grey so don't want to repaint the whole army!
Next month the NZ are being held in Wellington. Its an invite only event and the top players in the country have been invited. This year the South Island has only had 2 comps (down from our usual 3-4- I don't count our own Day of Days as it has changed from a comp to a weekend campaign/event to get away from the standard tourney format), and a 1 day, 1000pt comp in CHCh. Neither to the 2 day comps sent results in to the FoW ranking so the only comp that has counted for places has been NATCON where I got 2nd equal in MW and so to ensure that the South Island is represented I have been granted a wild card entry. It is my understanding that Poochie has done the same as he also scored well at NATCON.
As a result we will both be there and am looking forward to gaming vs some of the guys I rarely get to play. I think that to get more game time I might have to start to attend 2 Wellington comps per year rather than one, but tickets from rural South Canterbury to Wellington (or further afield) are never cheap!
I've decided to take the US paras to that, I need to shrink the list down to 1500 pts and have a couple of ideas of how to do it. We are having a 2vs 2 game tomorrow night as a guy dale works with is down to work with him form Auckland this week and will be bringing down an army so it will give me a chance to test a couple of ideas out.
This is what I'm thinking of running:
|1||US Paras Hell's Highway|
|1x||Para HQ + 1x bazooka||50|
|3x||57mm AT guns + jeep||125|
|3x||105mm Artillery (CT)||90|
|4x||Shermans (2x fireflies)||390|