Tanks giving prep
First off, some local show and tell from last Friday.
Greg H's new armor
US troops in Winter gear circa 1920's?
Then Roger surprised us with a new Luftwaffe, Messerschmidts, Heinkels, FW's, Junkers.
That s a lot of Luftwaffe!
So here are the B26's soon to grace my AAF squadrons.
They will join my P47's and P38's. They can be level bombers or take torpedoes!
So, yes there will be Blood Red Skies after the New Year. US/Japanese/German units, maybe some Russians as the year progresses.
The annual meeting of Tanksgiving (silliness and treads) is scheduled for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Succumbing to the allure of late war gear I have decided to expand my US force, ahem, four fold.
First up, a Priest, shown here in its place in queue. Next in build is the resin Warlord kit.
Open topped and lightly armored, it's howitzer may come in handy, and otherwise it looks good. It will look even better put together. And according to the organizer, it is a 'legal' choice in this dubious enterprise.
Also new is a Chaffee, the US late war light tank. Another resin kit, again by Warlord.
Replacement for the Stuart series, larger gun, definite advantage to last year's BT -7's.
Finally, the Pershing. US heavy tank for late war fights, again a Warlord resin kit.
Heavy armor, 90mm gun, what can I say, except maybe I should have two?
I think these three are enough, but a Sherman is in the wings if points allow, or maybe this if I can get it assembled in time. Hellcat M18 tank destroyer ...76.2 gun, fast but light, might be another way to go. Only trouble is that it is a plastic kit in about 60 pieces. Five days to go, one being Thanksgiving, probably not going to happen. Still need to prime and slap some paint on these new guys
. Last year two BT7's, an R35 and a Char bis only took out one tank but lasted almost to the end as the Char bis refused all attempts to be penetrated by the opposing teams.