Conquest 2012 is tomorrow and I've got the army done on time! I went with a straightfoward pure tank army because 1. it simplified procurement and painting and 2. Stodgy tough inf + armour support armies are grossly over-represented down here. How over-represented? Last year at Conquest, my Tankovy was one of only two proper tank armies (if your 'tanks' only move 8", you are not a tank army) in the entire field at Conquest. Funny thing is - I've often been more comfortable with one of those 'samey' armies myself but I generally feel moved to bring something different so that the mix will be a bit more typical FOW than the odd thing we have going on here. The mold seems to be broken this year though, plenty of cool mobile armies coming to rumble in the desert.So the 15 Panzers of 15 Panzerdivision will have plenty of others to race with.
First up the HQ: CiC Pz III J Late and 2ic Pz IV F1 (Plastic Soldier Company)
First Zug is four of the might Pz IV F2 (aka the Mark IV 'special') (Plastic Soldier Company)
Second Zug is five Pz III, two are J Lates and three are J earlies.(Plastic Soldier Company)
Third Zug is the Recce - four Pz IIF (Zvedka)
Then the air-support - BF-109 as a fighter-bomber. (Zvedka)
This high angle shot is to try and show the air recognition flags. I think I need a bigger/better photo!
It was a lot of fun getting the army together and I appreciated the motivation provided by the tight time-frame. Newborn baby? Tough! Get it done. Now I have some desert tanks and I've been reading up on this strange new front. They might get converted to Ostfront (and later) Panzers yet though.... Well that's the whole massive army. A quick game is a good game etc. Personally, I don't plan on stopping till I complete my left hook around to the Caucasus, to link up with the no doubt hugely successful spearheads from Operation Case Blue.