I thought today I'd show off the artillery I'm working on.
I painted the guns in the same way as my tanks, which I think has worked really well. The light got camo with the gunshields, but the heavy ones I left off the camo. There are some lovely little details on both models to pick out range sticks and the foot plates, which help break up the models nicely
For the Germans though, artillery doesn't have those rules, but does it have a place? I tend to think that it does.
The infantry are painted in the same way, with a nice little group around the staff table.
Firstly your opponent is forced to spread out his men, this allows you to assault easier due to less defending power on any one point, the other advantage I think is that you have the opportunity to reach over the entire board to damage the enemy, no longer are you limited to the direct approach, so useful countering enemy artillery and support.
You have two Volksgrenadier batteries (either CV or RT), these guys are the light, they can either have the leFH18/40 or the FK40. The FK40 is basically some Pak40's which can shoot an artillery bombardment - and don't think I haven't toyed with the idea of a platoon of 6 of these just to form a nasty Pak line! For long range fire though they are lacking with AT3 FP6.
For the Heavy battery you have sFH18 which is your full on AT5 FP2+ artillery for damaging the enemy, great against vehicles,but against infantry without rules forcing rerolls to saves how often do you get the chance to use the 2+? The one german advantage is that you don't need light guns to take heavy!
You then have the Volks Corps options, always RT. They're cheaper which is good, as they are already expensive in points! you have the KH433, which again provides a powerful bombardment, but also 32inch direct fire with bunker bust, AT13 and FP1+ it has other uses. The other option is the Pak43again poor bombardment, but lethal direct fire, much like it's friend the Pak40.
Anyway I hope you like my ramblings on big guns, till next time, thanks for reading