Intended to be the backbone of the German panzer corps, the Panzer III fought from the start of World War 2 through 1943. This video explains a bit of the development of the type and spends a considerable amount of time on the use and impact of Panzer III tanks in North Africa and especially Russia. This is an interesting documentary as tells the historical story and focuses on this particular vehicle’s contribution as a part of the whole.
As students of World War II know well, the early war German tanks were neither strong nor powerful. Indeed it is the way that they were employed that completely outmatched their opponents. While light tanks were obsolete even before the war began, the early-war Panzer I and Panzer II were good enough to get the job done when coupled with cutting edge tactics.
Often when people think of the Wehrmacht’s image they think of legions of panzers storming forward, laying waste to all that oppose them. While this may fit Hollywood’s version of reality, it doesn’t do justice to the type of armored vehicle whose production was actually 40% greater than that of the iconic Panzer IV. The StuGs.
There have been a lot a great FOW league games played so far, I hope that everyone is enjoying the league!
The Battlefront 1:100 scale T-35 model has a lot of parts whose positioning is not always obvious. Luckily Spotting Round is here to serve up an assembly guide!
Quite often when purchasing wargaming miniatures the reaction is “meh”, or even disappointment. When Spotting Round obtained Battlefront’s Pioneer Platoon (Late) our reaction was not “meh”. We didn’t get what we thought we would, but we were not disappointed with what we got.
Flames of War is a complex game, and complex games have a habit of raising rules questions. The publisher of Flames of War, Battlefront, is well aware of this and has released a FAQ to cover the most common questions.
The realities that the German army found on the battlefield in World War II caused them to create a large array of armored fighting vehicles to supplement or complement their tanks. At first using obsolete tank chassis as their basis, and employing captured guns as well, the improvised vehicles eventually gave way to purpose built vehicles that were extremely well adapted to their intended use.