|Mattress from Peter Pig.|
The models for this platoon are Battlefront's 15cm Nebelwerfer blister (for the guns) with the crew and command figures from the Open Fire set and the plastic Panzergrenadier platoon. All of my infantry and tank commanders are plastic so I wanted this platoon to match. I converted some Pak 40 crew with greenstuff to be holding nebelwerfer rockets. I then tried to create a little diorama with a Panzergrenadier squad moving through a reloading Nebelwerfer battery.
|A panzergrenadier squad on patrol.|
I magnetized the Nebelwerfer guns. I used some rare earth magnets to make them removable from the base. Maybe if I am lucky I can fit some Panzerwerfers in the same spot. In a pinch I can put other artillery in the same spot if I need some quickly for a game.
The plastic figures are really enjoyable to paint. The details are well sculpted. The new plastic panzergrenadiers are especially crisp and detailed. There are a number of nice poses and the models have lots of character and variety. Another advantage of the plastic models is that I can carefully cut off the bases and glue them to plasticard (as I have done here).
|The guns were painted in the same way as I paint tanks.|
I've played a number of games (probably 15-20) with the Nebelwerfers. I've mostly been using the Reluctant Trained platoon from Panzers to the Meuse. They are a cheap platoon to put in reserve and often don't contribute to the game when in reserve. When on the board they contribute and cheap and important smoke template and a nice threat to clumped up infantry. For 70 points they do their job at a low cost. The biggest downside is that if you leave them exposed they are a very easy victory point for your opponent.
|This guy is just relaxing on watch.|
|The command team was hard to fit on with all the stuff on their tiny base.|
|The observer team is staking out a gas station recently abandoned by the Allied troops.|
This platoon was a lot of fun to model and paint and has seen lots of use in games already. Check back in the next few weeks to see some more infantry, some Jagdtigers, and a tutorial on painting German tracks. You can see the rest of my Panzer Lehr company by clicking on this link. Thanks to everyone for your support as this blog grows. I'm excited to hopefully hit a new milestone this week as the next new follower makes 300! Thanks for visiting.