Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heavy Panzerpäh Platoon

This is a Heavy panzerpäh platoon of six Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad) armored cars. The three two-car patrols each can operate independently as individual platoons after deployment. This will provide great flexibility similar to that offered by my previously posted mixed panzerpäh platoon. I haven't decided if I'll use these alone with my Czech panzer company, or if I'll use them in conjunction with the mixed panzerpäh platoon in a kradschutzekompanie (motorcycle rifle company). The latter would be an all-recon company which might be really fun to play.

Kudos will go to the first person (other than my friend Gordon) who can identify the manufacturer of these models. These are the first models I've painted from this company. Lucky for me these match up in size exactly with Battlefront models. They're so close I could even mix them within a platoon if I wanted to. That shouldn't be necessary since six is the maximum I can take in any of the army lists in the Blitzkrieg early war book.

Sorry for the long time between posts. Since my last post I went on a week's vacation. Also since I really hate painting 15mm tires these took me extra long since each model has EIGHT of the darned things!

5 comments:

Adam1776 said...

They look a lot like the Axis and Allies minatures I am using... repainted ofcourse( still have paint mine)

adlernest said...

MAN I love them peanutbutter & chocolate "Kudos" I would have love to win that! I was so close...LOL Great Job AJ!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Adam is correct. I'm not sure how or why, but the A&A 8-rads are the one model in their lines that actually had crisp detail and is spot on for scale with Battle Front.

Adam1776 said...

Actualy I think there Panards are a good match as well.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Good to know!