1) I like German armour lists which are mobile and can attack yet not be too
vulnerable to infantry AT
2) I like combined arms (so recon, smoke, arty)
3) I want uniquely Italy book units
4) I want some high end AT too!
My initial thoughts were ‘which do I go for HG Panzers or Elefants’ both being
pretty unique lists. But as I flicked through the book I hit upon the ‘normal’
Panzer company, and was honestly a little underwhelmed – it looked a bit
similar to the ones from Atlantik Wall – then I turned the page to the
Flammpanzer – which could combat attach – and I felt a fire rise in me..
support then went to the core.
then some anti air – my pair of flakpanzer 38t’s might come out of the box
here. Recon – well 8 rads always serve me well. Wow 3 platoons already!
Next I wanted flammpanzers, only a couple as they’ll be ineffective in some
situations. As you have to equally combat attach I also wanted to avoid
panthers for my core platoons, so high end AT would have to come elsewhere.
So I hit my local shop, grabbed 2 flammpanzers – so that was all that would be
in my list! Then 2 platoons of panzer 4’s again points available dictated a
platoon size of 4. This left me with needing some high end AT – elephants are
Ben’s baby so I’ve left them, but I can have some panzer 4/70’s so I’ll take 3.
And there you have it an Italy tank force. It might not be competitive and it
is very conservative treading my tried and tested panzer lists but with a new
flaming twist ! in an Italy theme I think it has legs and look forward to
rolling over my burning opponents!
So final list:-
4 Panzer IV
4 Panzer IV
3 Panzer IV/70
2 Flakpanzer 38t
2 8 rads
Thanks for looking