Wednesday 9 June 2010

Lehr Gepanzerte Panzergrenediers

I've finally finished my Panzergrendiers having started them back in March!! I hasten to add this isn't as bad as it sounds because I have been working on other projects at the same time, most notably the Bocage I completed a few weeks ago. I've also been working on a top secret project that must remain a secret for a while yet. I can't tell you any more because I'd have to kill you afterwards. All will be revealed in the goodness of time... unfortunately I have no idea when that will be!

Here's some pictures from when I was putting the squads together and basing them.

I've modeled and painted these as Lehr Gepanzerte Panzergrenediers which means each squad has two MG teams of four Grenadiers plus one tank hunter team of two Grenadiers. The SdKfz 251/1 half-tracks can move 12" across clear terrain, or 24" at the double which means they can keep pace with the tanks. Mobility and Firepower are the great strength of this unit and are well suited to taking and holding forward objectives or exploiting enemy weaknesses.

I think they will complement my growing Tank Company with some much needed infantry support. While I was searching for information on this type of unit I found this excellent guide to using Panzergrenediers in FOW on the Paths to Glory site.

I'm not sure what my next project will be, although I should try and do some more Americans. I'm waiting on a delivery of some Sherman M1A (76mm). If I get them soon I may do them next.

1 comment:

  1. Nice looking stuff! Panzer Lehr is a tough list to get right. To paraphrase Eric Lauterbach "just remember that your halftracks are expensive AND a liability!"


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