Thursday, November 27, 2014

Yet Another New Megablitz Unit

First I'd like to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Now I'm still concentrating on Megablitz, as I have a new unit ready. This new unit is the Corps troops for the German XXXVI Corps. The XXXVI Corps was a higher level command that would eventually become the XXXVI Mountain Corps. I plan to use this unit mainly as an regular army corps. Here are the pictures.

First up we have the Corps Commander and the 436th Corps Signal Battalion.
The vehicles are GHQ while the figures are H&R.

Next we have the Corps considerable engineering assets. This includes the 169th Bridge Battalion and the 43rd Construction Regiment with 406th and 409th Construction Battalions. On the far right is the 211th Panzer Battalion mainly equipped with former French S-35 tanks.

The construction engineers weren't well equipped being used mainly for road repair, fortification, and construction. This Corps, like much of the German Army, is mostly horse drawn.
 Now we have the Corps Artillery and Service Support. On the right is ARKO 150 equipped with French 105mm Guns. In the center is the 467th LW Flak Battalion. And on the far right is the 436th Corps supply unit. This unit was mostly supply columns drawn from two infantry divisions.
I found a new color for my Luftwaffe personnel, it takes to the camera allot better than what I used on my motorized corps.
 Finally we have the whole unit together in a photo box. I've since moved to a large photo box that it shares with my Motorized Corps. The box seen here is now the home of my German 169th Infantry Division.
 Now here is a sneak Peek of what I'm working on now. Continuing with my preparations for a Megablitz game. I've made a number of supply dumps.

I've also order some 2mm Buildings from PicoArmor. Now I'll have some decent built up areas.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Another new Megablitz unit

As I wait for some back orders from Last Square, if they don't show up soon I might have to order from somewhere else, I been painting some other Megablitz units. My new unit is the Hungarian 2nd Armored Division. Although this unit has nothing to do with the upcoming game, I've had the miniatures sitting around for years and last week I decided to finally paint them. Here are the pictures of the new unit.

First up is the combat units including the 3rd Tank Regiment, 3rd Motorized Regiment, and the 2nd Recon Battalion. The 3rd Tank Regiment has a PzKw IVH (T-4) by C&C and a Turan II by H&R. The 2nd Recon battalion has a Csaba armored car, motorcycle, and Toldi tank all by H&R. The 2nd Armor was a late war unit and much of the equipment was left in the factory paint while others was painted in standard Hungarian camouflage.

Next up we have the combat support. This includes the Division HQ, Engineer companies, Division artillery, Division Trains, and the 52nd AA Battalion. Most of the miniatures shown are H&R.

Now we have the full division head on.

Finally we have the whole division in it's new photo box.
Anyway that is the new unit. There's a little room to expand and I'm thinking of adding a third tank battalion. Also the 2nd Armor was one of the few none German units to have a company of Tiger tanks. Hmm something to think about. I've already started to gather stuff for my next Megablitz unit and should start working on it this weekend. Anyway until next.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Megablitz Unit

I done some painting in the past few weeks and have a number of new units finished. For the first unit, I needed an SS unit for the up coming scenario. The unit that was actually used during the battle was used for that battle ONLY, so make a unit that had seen far more action during the war, so I could use it for more than one game. Thus I made the unit the Reich SS division. Here are the photos.

First up is the three infantry regiments, the 11th whose trucks have improvised camouflage, the Deutschland regiment, and Der Fuhrer regiment. Der Fuhrer has an extra heavy weapons battalion in the form of a StuG IIIB. This is so I can use the regiment for France or the Balkans.

Next up is the division's combat support, which it had allot of. In the back is the AA battalion, and artillery regiment. In the front from left to right is the engineer battalion, AT battalion, Panzer battalion, and the recon battalion.

Finally we have the combat service support which includes the supply detachment, workshop companies, and medical battalion. Not pictured is the headquarters and signal battalion.

And now we have the entire division in it's own photo box.

A close up of the Infantry battalions. I use my own dry brush technique to make the figures look like they're wearing camouflage.

Anyway that's one of the new units I've painted. I'll have photo's of the other unit in the next post. I hope to get at least one more game in before the end of the year, we'll see. I'm also going to start working on more HOTT units and start rebasing my modern micro armor.