A few new things ive painted for Battlefront have gone live on the website.
The SS Pak36 guns were good fun to paint, i love doing camo .:)
3.7cm PaK36 gun (SS) (GE503)
with one Command SMG team, two 3.7cm PaK36 gun with crew, one Small base & two Medium bases.
The 3.7cm PaK36 was Germany standard anti-tank weapon at the outbreak of war in 1939; over 15,000 PaK36s had been manufactured by 1941. It proved to be an excellent weapon during the early years of the war until the introduction of well-armoured tanks such as the T-34 rendered it obsolete. This didn’t halt its career; it remained an important secondary weapon.
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Above left & right: The Command SMG team.
The 3.7cm PaK36 had the advantage of being highly portable and reasonably effective against all but the heaviest Allied tanks. In 1942, the introduction of the Stielgranate round extended its service life a little longer. This specialised round could penetrate 180mm of armour at a range of 100m. But required nerves of steel from the crew, "shooting with the Stielgranate required more nerves than tank close combat" (official report from the 1st Infantry division).
The complected platoon.
Next up is the OSS operational Group. This was an interesting couple of platoons made up of figures from the standard American range and the American Paratrooper range.
OSS Operational Group (US802)
with one Operational Group & two Operational Group Platoons.
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was established on 13 June 1942 through the efforts of Colonel William J. Donovan. Using the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) as his template, Donovan set up the OSS for both intelligence gathering and conducting strategic operations, such as sabotage, raids and other similar missions.
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Completed Platoon #1
Completed platoon #2
More painting work coming soon.