I have always wanted to collect an Early War French army army but for one reason or another I never got around to it. First it was Soviet Tanks, then Japanese and finally when I thought I’d get one Adam decided beat me to the punch….
Then one fateful night I was on facebook and decided to look around the Flames of War swap shop. It was mostly filled with Late War U.S. and Germans but I dug deeper I came across a large unpainted French tank force. A quick private message later we’d agreed to a deal, I was sending some Infinity stuff I had no need for; in return I got the core to make either a Somua tank force or a Panhard recce army.
Adam very kindly (he can be a nice guy when he wants to be) picked them up for me at Reading Warfare and I sat there that night looking at them, trying to decide what the best course of action was (while trying to remember I have a load of Team Yankee models to paint). Then it hit me, we have a Early War one dayer coming up on the 13th December, I’m sure I can fit in some 19 model army in within the month…
I started off painting the first platoon of Somuas, I based the colour scheme off two different pictures of Somuas I found on the internet. It scheme and unit makings might not be 100% historical accurate but I like the overall effect.
This project has given me a real boast after a little slow period for me with the hobby. If you have a unstarted project laying around in boxes or half built, why not see if someone else would be interested in them and maybe you could start a new project.
Next up for the project are the two platoons of Hotchkiss tanks, so keep a look out for more.
Thanks for looking