Tuesday, 12 March 2013

FOW Panzerjägerkompanie (Hetzer gonna Hetz)

It's taken me a while to find a German list that interested me enough to build and pain. Was after something a bit different from the norm and I think I found it in the Panzerjägerkompanie:

  Confident    Trained   Panzerjägerkompanie
Tank-hunter Company
German Late-War
Tank Company
PlatoonQtyUnitPoints
Headquarters
Panzerjägerkompanie HQ  p.145
2Hetzer130
Combat Platoons
Panzerjäger Platoon  p.145
4Hetzer260
Panzerjäger Platoon  p.145
4Hetzer260
Panzerjäger Platoon  p.145
4Hetzer260
Divisional Support Platoons
Pionier Platoon Confident  Veteran   p.61
1
1
9
Cmd Pioneer Panzerfaust SMG team
Pioneer Supply RSO tractor
Pioneer Rifle team
270
Rocket Launcher Battery Confident  Veteran   p.169
1
1
2
2
6
6
Cmd SMG team
Kfz 15 field car
Observer Rifle team
Kubelwagen
15cm NW41
Sd Kfz 11
205
Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon Confident  Veteran   p.171
3Sd Kfz 7/2 (3.7cm) (armoured)165
Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon Confident  Veteran   p.171
1
1
2
2
Cmd SMG team
Kfz 15 field car
8.8cm FlaK36 gun (8 crew)
Sd Kfz 7
185
Company Points:1735

I think the hetzer is a really cool looking tank and this list has lots of them, over all it's a lot more tanks than I see in most German lists while still getting a lot of good support.

I went for a winter cammo option for the army, white is a colour I don't normally willing paint so I thought it would make a nice change.

For the Hetzers I painted them up in pea dot cammo then use the marmite technique to get the while washing. I then rounded it off with some rust and iron effect weathering powers and some crushed marble to give it a bit of frosty sparkle.





Next up is the pioneers, I had initially planned on trying to paint them as historically accurate as possible but fast lost the will to live with that and went for various shades of grey...that's pretty much historically accurate in my mind :p

Again the marble dust was applied and it gives them a nice frosty effect.



I am really chuffed with the bases, simple but very effective, will do a break down of them when I get around to basing something else.


2 comments:

Nathan Watt said...

Where do you get crushed marble from? Nice job with the snow theme. Very nice. I feel like you said they didn't work on the terrain though? Or was that referring to a previous try of models?

I'm looking for people to have a look at my recently painted miniature, and give me honest feedback. Care to be one? Nathan's Fiction Sphere

I'm thinking of doing a monthly post where people email me a picture of a model, models, they've painted within that month and are most proud of. It will be displayed on my blog with name, owner name, their thoughts etc, as well as link to their blog. Just wondered if you would be interested?

Waltz said...

Crushed Marble is form a local shop that supplies models train stuff. When looking for basing materials I always check out model rails sites as they tend to be cheaper than wargamming ones.

Hetzers are overloaded, means they are much more likely to bog in terrain.

Will check out your blog.