Wednesday, October 10, 2012

El Alamein Afrika korps progress

Progress report for Conquest

The models arrived on 9 September 2012. As Conquest is nearly here and seeing the progress on Xelee's and Pooch's blogs I was motivated to get started.

In blister packs at 1940h
6 Marder III (7.62cm)
5 M14/41
2 Marder III (7.62cm)

In blister packs at 2157h
4 Marder III (7.62cm)
4 Marder III (7.62cm)
5 M14/41

The book has some nice pics and the OOBs for most of the forces at El Alamein.

Tasks to be completed before Conquest
Assemble 4 Marder III (7.62cm)
Paint 8 Marder III (7.62cm)
Paint 5 M14/41
Repaint 2 8-rads
Repaint 2 Pak 38s
Repaint 2 pioneer platoons in DAK colours and rebase, integrating some DAK pioneer models that I got today at Comics.
Find miscellaneous support vehicles and paint...

Decide whether to take a pioneer supply vehicle or AA machine guns on the M14/41s. Mines or wire from the supply vehicle would really fit with the El Alamein setting. On the other hand 30 MG shots from the M14/41s...  

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff, Chris. I will post my wip tommorrow. Need to force myself to start terrain as have been putting that off. I think you should get the supply wagon or maybe short an inf platoon and have both?