Saturday, September 28, 2013

2nd DLM

Things have started back up at work and it's been a while since I've posted anything. Here is my latest Megablitz unit, the 2nd DLM. This one didn't take as long as the other division. I decided to try out a new way of painting the windshields, tell me what you think.

First up we have the 8th Cuirassiers with two recon battalions, each having an armored car company and motorcycle company. Both the armored cars and the motorcycles are H&R.

Next up we have the 13th and 29th Dragoons regiments. Each with one S-35 tank battalion and one H-35 tank battalion. Once again all models are H&R
Next we have the 1st Motorized Dragoons regiment, with 3 motorized infantry battalions. Like with the 3rd DLM I represented them with 2 battalions of infantry in light trucks and 1 battalion of motorcycle infantry. I also made a stand of AMR light tanks to act as infantry support. All the miniatures are H&R, except for the motorcycle with the sidecar, its made by Scotia.

Now we have the division support. This includes the division HQ, signal battalion, supply troops, 71st artillery regiment, and 38th engineer battalion. The trucks, gun, and figures are H&R. The command car, radio truck, and Souma AVLB are Scotia.
Finally we have the whole division together. I manage to find a picture of the 2nd DLM unit crest so I used it as a marking instead of the questionable tactical marking I used on 3rd DLM.

Anyway that's the painting I've been doing.  Just two more units and I'll have enough for a good size game.You can probably guess which battle I planning to do by now. I'm also still working one those two shipwreck scenarios.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Bears

Finally I finished my 3rd Panzer division. It's taken me three weeks to finish this unit, mostly due to procrastination. My microarmor painting skills have been slowly coming back and this is one of my best units yet. I've now started adding more details like tactical symbols and air recognition flags. Here's some of the pictures of the new unit.

The two tank regiments. These are all GHQ miniatures except for the PzI which is Scotia. If you look closely at the Pz IV's turret you'll see my crude painting of the Berlin bear.
The Infantry consisting of two infantry regiments, one with halftracks, and the motorcycle battalion. The infantry is GHQ. The halftrack and motorcycles I believe are H&R. The trucks are GHQ and Scotia.

The recon battalion with 2 armored car companies and a motorcycle company. These are all GHQ miniatures.

The division assets including the AT battalion, Engineer battalion, and the artillery Regiment. Most of the equipment is GHQ. The Sd251/7 is Scotia.

The division HQ including the commander's PzBefWg I, signal battalion, and the supply battalion.

Finally the whole unit together. Note note all of these will be used at one time. For early 1939-40 games one of the infantry division would be removed. For games 1941 and after one of the panzer regiments wouldn't be used.

Anyway that's what I've been doing the past week. I'm also still working on a couple of Shipwreck scenarios. Till next time.