Thursday, 14 March 2013

Panzer Grenadier Battalion (1944)

I have just put the finishing touches to a German Panzer Grenadier battalion from 1944 from the Rapid Fire! second supplement (page 9). I added the 16th (Pioneer) Company from the Rapid Fire! second edition rules (page 13) as I thought it was a typical support unit and the mix of weaponry would be interesting.

The SdKfzs are from Plastic Soldier Company with additions from their 251 Conversion box and a scratchbuilt bridging vehicle. The Maultier and 75mm gun are both from Command Decision. The figures are mostly from Plastic Soldier Company with a few additions of Peter Pig's flamethrower and Command Decision's Panzerfausts/schreck (I started the project before PSC had released their German Infantry Support box...). So here are the pictures:


The Pioneer Company









The Battalion consists of:

HQ = CO + 3 figs (Panzerschrecke) in SdKfz 251/10
3 x Rifle Companies (8 figures each with one Panzerfaust) in 3 x SdKfz 251/1
Machine Gun Company = 2 x MG42, 1 x 81mm Mortar in 2 x SdKfz 251/1
Support Company = 1 x 120mm Mortar, 1 x 75mm Pak 40 in 1 x SdKfz 251/1 and 1 x Maultier, plus support from a SdKfz 251/9 Stummel

16th (Pioneer) Company:

8 figs with 1 Panzerfaust and 1 hand held Flamethrower
1 x SdKfz 251/7
1 x SdKfz 251/16

2 comments:

  1. Those look fantastic all together like that. Great job on doing conversions as well.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I can't wait to get them on the table and fighting!!

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