Preparing for the tournament Part 1

Today is 30th October, it’s exactly 26 days until I attend my first ever tournament and I don’t have an army 🙁

Ben and Adam are probably sick to death of me talking about army lists but I reached some basic criteria

  1. I need to already have the models
  2. They need to be painted
Part of my problem is that I placed an order with Maelstrom games just before their “warehouse move”.  As a result I’ve not heard a thing from them and I’m down 8 Panzers.
Onwards and upwards as they say, fortunately Ben decided to donate me some fallschrimjager and I’ve recently come to the conclusion that flames of war loves infantry…well in my hands I can lose with any army but we’ll see.
So here’s what we have using the fallschrimpioneerkompanie pdf on the flames of war website
 

Fearless Veteran Fallschirmpionierkompanie
Parachute Engineer Company
German Late-War
Platoon Qty Unit Points
Headquarters

Fallschirmpionierkompanie HQ

p.3
1
1
2
Cmd SMG team
Cmd Panzerfaust SMG team
MG42 HMG
135
Combat Platoons

Fallschirmpionier Platoon

p.3
1
9
Cmd Pioneer Rifle/MG team
Pioneer Rifle/MG team
345

Fallschirmpionier Platoon

p.3
1
9
Cmd Pioneer Rifle/MG team
Pioneer Rifle/MG team
345
Divisional Support

Heavy Tank Platoon

Confident Veteran Allied Platoon p.7
1 Tiger I E 215

Assault Gun Platoon

Confident Veteran Allied Platoon p.8
3
1
StuG G or StuG IV
StuH42
380

Air Support

p.14
5 Limited Air Support Hs 129B 155
Company Points: 1575
www.EasyArmy.com Source document: Fallschirmpionier PDF

 
It’s small and it’s elite, i’ve been on the receiving end of tank assault 4 more times than I care to mention.
Small means I have less to paint, which is my main concern at present.  Here’s how that looks as I write this….bad

4 Basecoated Stugs, 1 mostly painted but i’m kinda unhappy with it Tiger, 1 primed plane, 1 platoon with base coated trouser and smocks, 1 unpainted platoon and the command team in various states.
Before writing this I basecoated 1st platoon’s smocks, last night I basecoated their trousers.
More to come…

Dave

Category: Breakthrough Assault TournamentFlames of WarGermansLate WarTournament

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Article by: Mark Goddard