Last year I took part in a campaign weekend called FearNaught – Market Garden, I had always loved campaign weekends and this was one of the best ones I had every been to. So this year they are planning on running 3 weekends, two Desert based ones and an Eastern Front one. I was going to go to the first Desert one (Gazala) but my friends birthday was on the same weekend, my memory being as good as it is I didn’t make the connection until after I had bought most of the army (Doh!). Fortunately I can use the army for the second desert weekend! So now El Alamein has been confirmed for the 16th and 17th June 2012 I have dug out my DAK and have started planning my army for it.
I have decided to do the 164 Leichte Afrikadivision, as they were an important part of the battle fighting in the northern part of the front. The list for FearNaught have special rules, firstly they have to be themed around the battle the weekend is based on (sort of the point really). Secondly the organiser Alex like to keep Artillery and Air Support controlled by a central command so you can’t have any in your lists. With this in mind my List will be:-
HQ:- Company HQ with 2 HMG’s 105pts
Combat Platoons:- Afrika Schutzen Platoon with 3 sections, 7.62cm PaK36(r) and Panzerknacker 250pts
Afrika Schutzen Platoon with 3 sections, 7.62cm PaK36(r) and Panzerknacker 250pts
Support Platoons:- Pioneer Platoon with 3 Sections and Supply Truck 230pts
3 Sd Kfz 222/3 110pts
2 Flak 8.8cm with extra Crew 255pts
3 Panzer IV E 300pts
My army so far
The first Afrika Schutzen Platoon
The Second Afrika Schutzen Platoon
Trucks for the Afrika Schutzen Platoons
These are the first of 12 or so I will paint up. The first set of trucks are British, I did this for 2 reasons, firstly I wanted an easy way of being able to tell which squad was which on the table and secondly the Germans used a lot of British Trucks and other captured equipment during the Desert war.
Pioneer Platoon – WIP
3 Panzer IV E – WIP
I have used the WWPD Tutorial for the Panzers, I’m planning on doing all the Anti-Tank guns and Flak 8.8cm in the same style.
Flak 8.8cm – WIP
7.62cm PaK36(r)s for the Afrika Schutzen Platoons – WIP
Well thanks for looking, I will be updating my progress as I get the models painted. I only have around 12 weeks to get the army done.