So I’ve been a little quiet on the painting front, but I’ve finally managed to finish a unit this month.
These are my StuG’s from the Open fire box set, I have to say that they were a real joy to put together, required very little trimming and filing during the process and after an accidental drop on the way to spray them – they hold together quite well too.
|Now there’s 6 of us and the chance’s are one of us will fail a bogging test|
|Yeah boss, I’m bogged|
As for painting them I followed the same technique as I did for my trucks in my tale of winter gamers. I have to say that I found it easier and think it looks even better on the StuG’s than it did on the trucks
|rolling through a winter wonderland|
I do think that painting Camo without an airbrush seems to get a bad press, but I find it aesthetically pleasing so frankly I’m pretty happy with them. I hadn’t used decals on my allied army (except my Typhoons) thankfully Battlefronts explanation of what the numbers meant led to some kind of organisation for these guys.
|2nd company, 3rd platoon, 3rd tank – I think|
As for in the game, well I’ve faced Stug’s a lot, and I quite like the StuG battery list personally. I always had the opinion that the StuG’s main strength was being a threat alongside the bigger cat’s. So whilst the heavy 17 pounders etc were trying to pick them off the Stug’s could get close and hit other units.
|does that tree look big to you?|
|Name||Mobility||Front||Side||Top||Equipment and Notes|
|StuG G or StuG IV||Standard Tank||7||3||1||Hull MG, Protected ammo, Schürzen.|
|7.5cm StuK40 gun||32″/80cm||2||11||3+||Hull mounted.|
More recently though I’ve found the real problem is that they tempt my 6 Pounders to fire thus losing gone to ground – evil Stug’s I hope to learn to use them well.
Anyway hope you enjoy,
Thanks Dr Cox