The Nebelwerfer Rocket Launcher was a much feared weapon which saw increasing use by the Wehrmacht as the war progressed. The 21cm NW42 was a larger version of the 15cm NW41 and in Flames of War provides a cheaper alternative to more costly Artillery batteries. I would have had these finished a week ago but my recent illness slowed their completion a little.
The NW42 was a five-barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on the towed carriage with a pivoting stabilizer on the front to steady the launcher when firing. The 21 cm Wurfgranate (thrower-shell) 42 rockets were spin-stabilized and electrically-fired with high-explosive warheads. The rockets were fired one at a time, in a timed ripple and had a prominent exhaust trail that kicked up large dust plumes. This meant that Nebelwerfer batteries had to relocate quickly to avoid counter-battery fire. The rockets were also inaccurate and landed in a dispersed target area due to uneven burning propellants and other factors. None the less their screaming flight and the random destruction they wrought earned them the nickname Moaning Minnie's.
Very nice indeedReplyDelete
Excellent painting Lee!!! Glad your feeling better.ReplyDelete
Nice work again, they go well with the video you posted.ReplyDelete
Very nice painting and basing Lee. Since you posted that vid I have become much more interested in these suckers.ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone. I was going to start on my Stuart Platoon next but got halfway through assembly when I realised they were missing a rather important part - the Gun Barrels !ReplyDelete
Currently seeking replacement parts from the UK customer services desk. Hopefully I'll get my missing parts quickly this time.
Very nicely done. I enjoyed the video you posted on these earlier, too.ReplyDelete
Wow, excelent paint and basing jobs there!ReplyDelete
Nice looking figures. It's always a blast to be the player of the german when you have these things banging away.ReplyDelete
Good looking work, as always, Lee! Glad to hear you're feeling better.ReplyDelete
Whoa! I like these! Saw them in real some 3 months ago... Simple but effective...ReplyDelete
you are a courageous man, big Lee. I only put three figures per each nebelwerfer,... it flet most gratifying not to paint all of them :-)ReplyDelete
Great shading on your Nebs. I like them a lot.ReplyDelete
Nice job, only prob with the 42's is no smoke and that's a biggie in my book.ReplyDelete
Nice job. Those are very interesting models with great basing and paint job.ReplyDelete
Someones just pulled me up on my smoke issue (i gave up when the ban came in, honest) according to a poster on the BF forums, it'a available for the 21s in E&S, i'll check it out later. So apologies for me spreading misinformation, Himmler'll be on my case.ReplyDelete