Project Lehr: Painting Challenge

I decided to join Adam in his Project America with my own Project Lehr so that I can redo my lehr to a quality that I am happy with.

First the List:

Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie HQ  p.103
2
3
2
Cmd SMG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Panzerschreck team
130
Combat Platoons
Panzergrenadier Lehr Platoon  p.104
1
3
3
1
6
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
Tank-hunter team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm)
MG team
290
Panzergrenadier Lehr Platoon  p.104
1
3
3
1
6
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
Tank-hunter team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm)
MG team
290
Panzergrenadier Lehr Platoon  p.104
1
2
2
1
4
Cmd MG team
Tank-hunter team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm)
MG team
175
Panzergrenadier Lehr Heavy Platoon  p.104
1
1
1
1
2
2
Cmd SMG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Observer Rifle team
Kubelwagen
Sd Kfz 251/2 (8cm)
Sd Kfz 251/9 (7.5cm)
190
Weapons Platoons
Panzergrenadier Lehr Heavy Mortar Platoon  p.105
1
1
2
2
4
Cmd SMG team
Sd Kfz 251/1
Kubelwagen
Observer Rifle team
12cm sGW43 mortar
160
Divisional Support
Panzerspäh Lehr Platoon  p.113
1
2
Sd Kfz 250 (Recce)
Sd Kfz 250/9 (2cm)
115
Armoured Rocket Launcher Battery  p.201
1
1
1
1
3
Cmd SMG team
Kfz 15 field car
Observer Rifle team
Kubelwagen
Panzerwerfer 42 (5+ crew – counts double)
180
Anti-aircraft Gun Lehr Platoon  p.119
2 Sd Kfz 7/2 (3.7cm) (armoured) 120
Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun Lehr Platoon  p.119
1
1
1
1
Cmd SMG team
Kfz 15 field car
8.8cm FlaK36 gun (8 crew)
Sd Kfz 7
95
Company Points: 1745

This list allows me to put in some strong infantry platoons (2 of 10, 1 of 8 and 1 of 6) as well as 3 bombardments. I have the 12cm mortars, 15cm rockets and the combined 12cm and 2 8cm mortars in the KG that go with 7 infantry teams to give me the third bombardment and fourth infantry platoon.

The Painting:

I have some halftracks finished and the 2cm HT Recce finished. I decided to throw the Recce up since they are the only full platoon that is completed so far.

I like these little guys as they will allow me to lift gtg and support the main thrust with a couple extra AA shots if needed. The models I spent some time applying battle damage through scratches and also rust marks (not sure the rust will show on the photos) and then converted a couple models and got out the putty in order to make a soldier manning the AAmg on the rear of the command HT. I am quite pleased if I do say so myself.

I am hoping to have the Heavy platoon and/or HQ dismounted teams finished and up for Sunday.

Project America: The List

M18 Hellcat with Muzzle Brake

I’m in the middle of transitioning from one job to another right now which has pretty much been completed, so I’ve a lot of spare time on my hands during the day.

So as a result I’ve been playing a lot with EasyArmy and coming up with my first 1750pt American tournament list.

I think I’ve settled into something pretty sweet.

I was pretty sure that I wanted to go with a mechanized list because I think that combined arms provides the most versatility and, frankly, looks the best on the board. You get a good block of troops with good mobility and you can take a nice variety of vehicles and toys.

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Project America!

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, it’s been pretty damned busy for me lately. Job change and lots of changes at home what with the seasons changing.

I did manage to think long and hard about my allied army though. What with the Kelowna tournament finished, I felt it was time to really commit to an allied force so that people weren’t forced to play blue because I was playing black. At first I thought that I was going to upgrade my British force to Late War and play them but what with the new Blood, Guts & Glory book out and the truly horrid paint job on my desert-themed British, I was loathe to take the time to strip them and paint them again.

So in the end I decided to go with Americans. I like their versatility. We only have one regular player of Americans in our club, so I figured that it was either them or Soviets (gasp. The thought of all that painting!) because British were pretty well represented in our gang.

I think the Americans are interesting because of their presence in the D-Day campaigns, the sheer production capacity that enabled them to secure their position as a world super power in the post-war era as well as the decision to wait until later in the war to join.

So this is the first post for “Project America.” Every week I shall commit to at least 1 post showcasing the work that I have made on my American army.

So far I have collected 2 boxes of Armored Rifle Platoons, 1 box of M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyers along with the Security Detail (VERY excited about those!), a box of Shermans and an Armored Rifle Command Section.

I’m starting the long task of assembly so I can start field testing lists. Later this week I’ll cover the M18 Hellcat boxed set.

28th Maori

 

   I was able to complete my 28th Maori, New Zealand Rifle Company in time to take to the Kelowna Tournament where they were able to take best overall! It is a massive company for 1750 points of Confident Veteran, tough as nails troops.

There are 10 Maori 25 pounders, 3 Bofors with transport, 3 full Maori platoons with Sticky bombs, 2 with Pioneer add ons, 2 3″ mortars with PIAT upgrade, 2 6 pounder AT guns, 3 Universal carriers (2 with .5 cal MG and one with a PIAT launcher), a AOP and limited Kittyhawk support. The HQ is also joined by a sniper hiding under a blown out truck I might add. 😉

All in all I am very pleased with the army and it has been playing incredibly well for me. I am going to give it a second tournament run in May at the Saskatoon tournament.

 

 

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Flames of War Kelowna 2012 Tournament

imageThis weekend we had a really big group of us from the Calgary R.E.G.I.M.E.N.T. meet up in Kelowna for the local group’s 2012 annual Flames of War tournament. 7 of us came up, most of us in Howard’s ‘War Van’ but we even had one of us fly in, so we had a good chunk of us representing Calgary.

There was also folks from Kamloops (I had the chance to play 2 of them) and the rest were local boys.

Calgary did quite well for ourselves, taking home the Best Overall and Best General awards! Brad just rocked his opponents with his British Maoris (I know because he well and thoroughly trounced my Panzerspah in the second round! 6-1 for Brad!) and took Best Overall and Geoff apparently had a pretty awesome day with his British Tines and Tees and took home Best General.

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