Tuesday, 18 February 2014

First Panzer Grenadier Platoon

Well, I have been quiet on the blog front for several weeks. Do not worry, i have taken pictures (few) and painted (quite a lot). I have finished my 15mm 1985+ US force, painted some Hellenistic, started to refurbish my WW2 Soviets, and finished the Warriors for my UK Warrior Infantry Platoon. I also completed my regular Iraqi troops... anyway I have a backlog of posts...

so time to show you my first Panzergrenadier platoon.

In the above picture the platoon is seen in its Gepanzert configuration. Of course removing the Halftrack it becomes a standard panzergrenadier platoon and I can use it as a Motorisiert unit with truck or without.  The infantry squads are modeled with two MG42, thus you can use it for Panzergrenadier or well equipped grenadier units. The figures are Battlefront while the Hanomag are from Peter Pig. The Platoon, being the first one has also individual squad leaders so I can use it not only for IABSM but also for Chain of Command.

I like the halftracks. The Peter Pig  are modeled (as one of the options) with integral camouflage. They are 251C rather than D, but the are really nice. Obviously you have also the platoon command vehicle with the 37mm gun. I like the PP becaus eit has the simplified (more common) mantlet.

The infantry is from the 352nd Division Infanterie Kompanie that Battlefront released some time ago. I liked it because there are troops in camo smock and zeltbanh. I used the plastic urban bases.

I have to admit that my love for zelthbanh has been reduced after having painted the whole company... but I am happy with them, even if having painted them for gaming the faces do not really look good in enlarged pictures. The individual squad leaders are based on pennies.

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