A busy couple of nights while I await the Perry order. I’ve rebased two more platoons of DAK, as wwell as HMGs, mortars and a couple more pak 36r AT guns, so I’ve now 4 platoons finished. Last night I also repainted:4x marders, 1x hornise (finally found the fourth AWOL hornisse) and put together my first kingtiger (which was a bit tricky to do actually) and painted it up in an ambush scheme. Added to that I repainted 3x pak 40s, 3 pumas and a Stuka Ze Fuss so all told it was a bit mad really.
The main reason I’ve been painting LW Germans is that I had some much fun with the motorised panzer grenadiers at Conquest that I am going to do the same, albeit in LW, for the Masters in Wellington. I’ve run a few, okay a lot of, random ideas past Poochie and Bede and have narrowed it down to the following list.
LW Motorised PGs (Grey Wolf, p80)
7x MG teams + P/K 190
7x MG teams 185
5x Armoured Pioneers (5x 251s) 210
2x Stuka Ze Fuss 70
3x Pak 40s 155
4x Marder II 260
1x Kingtiger 345
3x Werfers + extra crews 180
2x 37mm AA half tracks 110
I have tried to include everything that want to run (and have almost managed it, I’m only missing pumas from my must run list). However, the main goal has been to try and squeeze in a platoon of armoured panzer pioneers with a Stuka Ze Fuss or two, and a king tiger. I don’t expect the tiger to do much but the heaviest armour I usually run LW are marder IIs and panzer IVs or stugs so it will make for a major change.
Originally I had intended to go Motostrelkovy but Bede thinks there are probably a lot more Allied than German forces at present so that decided it for me. Anything to try to minimise the number of blue on blue games.
As you see the panzerwerfers need to be repainted.