Thursday 26 February 2015

Quick Tank Update

Just a quick update as things tick over at Arabian Towers.

There's still Panzer painting going on at the moment, but I also ordered in a trio of Zvezda Panzer III's and a brace of German Opelblitz trucks for scenarios. The Panzer III appears in the force resolution tables of "Hell Hath No Fury" as a weaker enemy (although the only difference in stats with the Sherman is the slightly weaker gun)

The Flamethrower is close enough to be a main gun for me (and a few others on the web in my researches) and although there were apparetly few Panzer III Ms on the Western Front in 1944, let alone Pz. Kpfw III Ls the HHNF rules allow the variance and the lack of Sch├╝rzen armour make it more visually interesting and distinctive on the table.

All light hearted historic pedantics aside quite impressed by these cheap kits. They are designed to be glueless snap-together, so hold well with an extra dab on glue - no holding parts together for ages only to find you've adhered a part to your fingers. There are some delicate parts (especially on the trucks) but where damage is likely the attachment onto the sprue is very thin to minimise the strain, very clever. Also all over the kit the holes, lug and pins have been arranged to make it (nearly) impossible to swap over similar parts in the wrong position.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! Must have a closer look at these rules :)