Lee kicks into high gear with is excellent 15mm panzergrenadier force.
I started putting together a Lehr panzegrenadier Company at the beginning of last year but only completed two platoons and the HQ . The Third and final Platoon remained based and primed but unpainted on my desk for several months. I'll be honest, my motivation had taken a down turn and I was looking for something new. And that was when I 'discovered' 6mm and decided to start work on my North Africa 1942 project. The poor old Panzergrenadiers never stood a chance and subsequently got boxed up and put in storage never to be seen again...
Until I decided to take part in the Challenge that is. This was the motivation I needed to get this final platoon out and complete the Company I had started so long ago. And now that I have finished them I can safely consider my Normandy Project complete, at least for now. The only downside to this long completion time is that each platoon has been painted slightly different to each other, despite having detailed colour notes and a 'formula' to work to. Next time I paint a company in 15mm I'll do all the platoons together (maybe something for next years challenge!).
I've modelled and painted these as Lehr Gepanzerte Panzergrenediers which means each of the three squads has two MG teams of four Grenadiers plus one tank hunter (Panzerfaust) team each. Three of the SdKfz 251/1 D's half-tracks are equipped with the standard MG42's and the fourth has been upgraded to an Sd Kfz 251/10 D armed with a 3.7cm PaK 36 gun.
Now I just need to concentrate on finishing my 'Vehicle' entry for the bonus round.
Beautiful work Lee! I'm delighted to hear that the Challenge has prompted you to get these done and ready for action. Mission complete!
This panzergrenadier platoon will give Lee a very respectable 100 points. Well done!