Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leichte Panzerkompanie


I started working on this project to see just how easy (or difficult) it could be to build up a collection of Flames Of War models that could span numerous lists and periods during the war. Well, I have been pleasantly surprised by the speed with which I've been able to assemble and paint these 15mm models. Sure, they're a lot smaller than the 28mm I'm used to so they should take less time, but I'm pleasantly surprised by just how much less time and by the techniques common to both scales.

Anyway, this is the first of a series of posts of Army Lists and accompanying photos of the models I have painted for them. First up will be a "journey" through the Blitzkrieg Early War book, starting with the Leichte Panzerkompanie.

HQ
- 1 Panzerbefehlswagen, 1 Panzer I, 2 Panzer II C (early) - 155 pts

Combat Platoons

- Leichte Platoon - 1 Panzerbefehlswagen, 2 Panzer I, 2 Panzer II C (early) - 200 pts
- Leichte Platoon - 1 Panzerbefehlswagen, 2 Panzer I, 2 Panzer II C (early) - 200 pts
- Panzer II Platoon - 5 Panzer II C (early) - 225 pts
- Panzer III Platoon - 3 Panzer III E - 390 pts

Divisional Support 
- Panzerschutzen Platoon - HQ w/Anti-tank Rifle, 3 Schutzen squads - 265 pts
- Bunker Flak Platoon - 2 Bunker Flak - 450 pts

Total - 1,885 pts

Not a bad start to it all. Of course I haven't tested it on the tabletop yet. Next in the series, the Mittlere Panzerkompanie.

Cheers
Dave

6 comments:

  1. Dave, great looking models, especially at this scale. Any chance of a quick tip on your static grass technique?

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  2. Hey Dave,

    As usual, jealous of your toy soldiers:)

    A question for you... when one clicks your photos they enlarge quite a bit. I've got a blogspot blog as well, and my photos seem to be limited in size... even when you click on them they are quite small. Do you have any idea if you had to DO anything to make sure that the photos were nice and large when clicked?

    Thanks!

    Lord Ashram

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  3. Hi guys

    Thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated.

    @Neil - the static grass patches on these figures are actually tufts of Buffalo Grass from a company called Silflor. They're available here in the US from a distributor called Scenic Express (www.sceneryexpress.com), well worth it!

    @Lord Ashram - I'm not 1005 sure this is the problem, but I always save my images as quite large pics. The image in this post, for example, is 2,000 pixels wide. Typically my images are posted at between 800 and 1,500 pixels wide. Most folks usually post images that are around 300-500 wide. Perhaps that might affect what you see? I hope that helps.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  4. Thanks Dave I'll see what I can source along those lines in the UK then!

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  5. @Neil - I think Silflor are a German company, so they shouldn't be too tough to track down.

    Cheers
    Dave

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