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.
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.
Battlefront makes a wide variety of highly detailed WWII wargaming models. Their T-35 is typical of their offerings, a high quality model. It is expensive however, and may not be worth the expense.
We had 4 new players join the league in Sept., we are now up to 26 total players. I hope everyone is enjoying the FOW league! I know that not all of the games have been completed, if anyone needs to play their Sept. games in early Oct., I have no problem with that, but please don’t let your backlog of games build up or you will never catch up!
Command Decision miniatures have been a 15 mm WW2 wargaming staple for a long time now. Instead of producing figures for a specific game they sell what they sell and let you figure it out. It’s kind of refreshing, actually. It’s almost like they figure that it’s the gaming that matters, not the game.
In updating Spotting Round we’re revisiting what has been the most popular section of the site, the painting guides. Spotting Round recently stumbled over the video below, which shows how to paint Soviet WW2 infantry in 28 mm. The models in the video are specifically for Bolt-Action but clearly the information can be applied to any figures.