15mm Flames of War Dismounted DAK Panzer Crew – Battlefront Miniatures

15mm Flames of War Dismounted DAK Panzer Crew

Do these count as 2 models? That’s what they are, after all! This pair of tiny dismounted crewmen came from some pack or another of FoW models, many years ago and were individually based to serve as markers, before such things were commercially available. I think they were for “crew shaken” or “vehicle stunned” or some such (it’s been a LOOOoooOng time since I played FoW) – basically, the idea being that when an armoured vehicle was “stunned” for a turn, I’d put one of these little guys next to it to represent that the crew had bailed out temporarily.

15mm Flames of War Dismounted DAK Panzer Crew

So far, so uninteresting. I know.

Anyway, when Marouda and I had a muckabout game of TANKS! a few months ago (how time flies when life is shitful), I got out my old, half-finished DAK army for FoW and we used one or two of the tanks. I think I used the Tiger I as a Panther. I also got these two out, and they were used as counters. I think. Anyway, they ended up out, and seeing how simple that they are, they got transferred inside to the painting desk so they could be ignored inside instead of in a figure case outside. Cut to me actually noticing them recently, and re-realising that they could be finised with probably only a few minutes of work. So I (finally) did that.

Scheme was simple. Basic DAK-desert-y clothing & boot colours, and a black Panzer Corps jacket and beret for one of them. I should probably dig out some more of the little markers I made for things like pinned and dug in and whatnot and finish those too. Small wins are almost always worthwhile…

13 thoughts on “15mm Flames of War Dismounted DAK Panzer Crew – Battlefront Miniatures

  1. Great detail on such small figures mate, I believe in 40 K up to 3rd edition you could have crew survive the vehicle being destroyed and if you had a model they could then continue the game as a foot model. Always thought this was a great representation of real life and should have been kept in later editions

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    • Thanks Dave. My memories of RT and 2nd edition are fond, but hazy. There were a lot of Vortex grenades and such back then, but your point on vehicle crew *feels* familiar. I do remember the vehicle damage charts of the day, though.

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    • After writing up the post for this pair the other day, I went out and had a look for the others I remembered basing individually for markers. Found the other 2 “bailed out”, 4 “pinned”, 4 “running” all built and based, and 4 “dug in” mostly-built. I’ve now finished the other 2 bailed and the four pinned, though I’ll wait until the end of the month and fit all of them into a single post for May…

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    • Thanky, Mark. Since I wrote up this post I went out and found the other two of these, as well as a number of other sets of 4 for other (infantry) status effects. So now there’s “bailed out” completed, as well as “pinned” done, “run” half-finished (by this weekend) and “dug in” needing quite a lot of work. I also found (and finished) a pair of (captured) Universal Carriers.

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