Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Panzer Scout Platoon

When I decided to swap one of my motorcycle teams out for an SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad in my Aufklärungs platoon I ended up with a spare painted motorcycle. Recently at the Adler Hobby 'bring out your dead lead' day I was able to pick up a cheap blister of Kübelwagens from another gamer's dead lead stash. I added a new blister to that and another from my spares box to make this platoon. I airbrushed these at the same time as the Kettenkrad to save time, but painted the crews later. These three scout squads and command stand use the 'Motorcycle Recon' rules in Flames of War even though they're modeled with the Kübelwagen models. I added the spare motorcycle to one stand to hopefully help remind my opponents that these are motorcycle recon stands.

I probably won't ever want both recon platoons in a 'tournament' single-player army, but with our upcoming Total War league it's quite possible that my German partner may not have any recon and having this second small unit available to help cover the larger battlefield could prove quite valuable. Considering the low points cost for the unit and the small monetary investment I thought the time taken to paint this unit up was quite worth the effort. Sure they're not half as 'cool' ad my Aufklärungs platoon but they're still pretty neat.


Ray Rousell said...

Great painting, they sure do look good!!!

BigLee said...

Very neat indeed. I like the glass effects on the command vehicles windows.