German Armor -
For some reason, most of the games revolve around mid or late-war
period battles. For that reason, my brother's collection is more
extensive in this period. Of course, most games groups would have no
trouble having players collect German minis, for some reason or another.
A troop of PzIVF2, the first time we see real strong AT firepower on
PzIVs. All by Airfix.
A mixture of PzIVLs and Ms lead the advance. These form the backbone of
my brother's German armor. And they do the job very well.
Closer look at a pair of deadly PzIV, workhorse of the Balau
incarnation of 8th Pz Div. These are excellent kits by Fujimi.
Another pair in more elaborate camo. These are converted off Airfix
Another workhorse type, which happen to be efficient tank-killers when
used with skill. StuG IIIGs emerge from the woods.
Another view of the StuGs. The one in the background is Airfix. The one
in the foreground is all-metal and nice and heavy and from an unknown
If only there were more of these! Panthers excel in all aspects: speed,
armor, firepower. While not as hardy as the T34, the scale of most our
games don't reflect this. Models by Airfix.
Another pair of the deadly cats. Both Airfix.
88 deployed. The crew can be found in the great little inn down the
street. Gun and tractor by Airfix. Side-car combi and kubelwagen by
Part of a HQ unit bivouac by a ville. Truck by Revell, flak tractor by
Fujimi, recovery tank converted off a Matchbox PzIII.
Pair of Tiger II, the ultimate war-time German battle tank. These were
only ever used once in our games, in which a platoon of these with an
understrength infantry company held off an entire US Combat
Command with a tank
and armored infantry battalions. That was a game to remember - the US
player got really unlucky with air support, and took a lot of friendly
fire. King Tigers by Fujimi.
Another view of the King Tigers. Though slow, they were hard to beat
and often had the best crews.
Panzer Grenadier unit moves
up. Sdkfz 250 is metal, manufacturer
unknown. The Sdkfz 251s are a mixture of Fujimi and Matchbox. The Sdkfz 251/9 on the far right is
converted off a Fujimi kit.
Some support elements. The Whirlwind is by Fujimi. The Wespe was
converted off a Matchbox Pz II.
Another view of the pair, this time clearly showing the ambush camo of
the flak tank.