Friday, 19 June 2015
Rapid Fire! 20mm - 16. Luftwaffe Field Division, Normandy 44, part 1.
What strikes me about this unit is the blue uniforms with long camouflage smocks which makes them probably the most colourful unit in Normandy.
Here is the first battalion. They are mostly SHQ metal with a few Airfix and Esci plastics. The Pak 75/97 on the left corner is SHQ.
SHQ is one of the few brands to produce Luftwaffe infantry. The next battalions will have also a few SHQ but will be mostly made of plastic and I will ignore the 2mm less length of the camouflage smock or maybe I try a solution with thin strips of paper card... Let's see.
Zis 76,2mm from Irregular Miniatures manned by Revell artillery men from their horse towed 105mm artillery set.
Pak 50mm and crew from SHQ.
Pak 75mm from Esci again with SHQ crew.
I'm not sure about 88's in the 16. Lw FD but just in case here goes a battery from Hasegawa.
The Sturmgeschutze company is from Airfix and Altaya.
It's still missing: the 122mm Russian howitzers batteries; the 20mm AA guns; the 75 IG (all these will be Zvezda from their small boxes); 5 infantry battalions and one bycicle battalion.
Horse tows for all the artillery will be challenging as I will scratchbuild all of them.
So stay tuned on the best wargaming blog of the Travessa Moura e Sá.