Saturday, 15 November 2014

Another distraction . . .

      I am going to shock a lot of people with the revelation that I may have got distracted again, but there is a unit sitting on my painting desk, very nearly finished, and through no fault of it's own, another project has come along and overtaken it.
     The bolt action tank war event I went to last weekend has really given me the tank painting bug, and something had to be done to sate it, and this is my attempt; a warlord games SDNFZ 222 armoured car. Much as I do want, and probably will still get in the near future, more German tanks, I needed something a bit more useful for a small game and going through the models the shop had to offer, I felt that this was much more useful as infantry support than another stonking great tank.

German armoured car sdnfz 222

bolt action warlord games sd.nfz 222

     As ever, I don't think my photos do it justice but it will make a nice addition to my German WW2 army.

     Also, I have updated my post about the tank war event day to include the video Templarcrusade01 made, and can be found right down the bottom of the page here.

Thanks for reading.

10 comments:

  1. Ten minutes of (Youtube) fame! But surely the whole point of playing late war Germans is to have stonking big tanks ;)

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    1. That was pretty much my theory on it. Who knows what kits might end up in my rucksack on my travels today. . .

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    2. Sorry, a case of humour not coming across in written form. No, what you're saying makes total sense, the mobile MG and cannon of the armoured car will be more practical in small points games than trying to squeeze in a panzer. Comparing German armoured cars with the Allied equivalents, maybe the German vehicle is the better armed as well?

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    3. Ha. I'm still going with your original comment though. I love WW2 tanks, and even though late war German tanks were stupidly big and unwieldy in the size games I will be playing you can guarantee you'll see them appearing more often than they have any right to. I just figured I needed something sensible to bounce off of the line of Panzers that will be making their way across my dek in the next few months.

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  2. I do love a distraction and this is a rater splendid one Mike. ;)

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    1. Thanks Michael, I'm rather pleased with it.

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  3. Nicely done and who doesn't get distracted!

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    1. Thanks Simon. I get distracted all the time, it's starting to become a real problem :)

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