Battlefront 15mm Panzer III Ausf.J/L & Ausf.N- Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

Battlefront 15mm Panzer III Ausf.J/L & Ausf.N- Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1/100, 1:100

After painting a reasonable few Panzer IIIs and IVs late last year, I was satisfied with having added some armoured punch to my infantry-based Afrika Korps force. At that point I decided I needed an OpFor for local gaming, and so started painting British 8th Army tanks in turn. Seeing how many of those I got done made me realise I needed to shore up the DAK to be roughly the same, so it was time to add a few more models.

Battlefront 15mm Panzer III Ausf.J/L- Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1/100, 1:100

First thing, then, was to add some Panzer III “specials” which will have the option of adding to the existing Zugs, creating a new Zug and also provide escort options for the pair of Tiger Is. I went for these since they can pass for non-uparmoured PzIIIF/Gs with the standard long 5cm guns in a pinch, and also since there were simply more of the J/Ls in action during the period I’ll be playing in. Plus, they have to go up against all those Lees/Grants/Shermans on the Allied side!

Battlefront 15mm Panzer III Ausf.N- Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1/100, 1:100

I also didn’t have any Ausf.N at all previously, so I decided to add a single Zug of three models to reprsent these and give some options and variety on the tabletop – again, especially in light of the wide variety of Allied armour I’ll be able to run opposite…

These models were all painted in the same manner as my previous Panzers, though these feature milliput stowage mixed in with the plastic parts that I’m both proud of and completely aware that can’t really be seen or noticed 😀

21 thoughts on “Battlefront 15mm Panzer III Ausf.J/L & Ausf.N- Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

    • Thank you! I wanted them to look a little darker at the base compared to the British base colour I’m using so even people not familiar with the different tanks and vehicles can tell the two forces apart at a glance.

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  1. Brill, and doesn’t matter if the extra detail gets noticed or not mate – you know it’s there… I’m the same – extra effort that largely goes unnoticed… I find that the it goes both ways, so all those tiny imperfections stick in the memory too 😂

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    • Thanks John. I’ll get some group photos done once the weather gets a bit cooler in a month or two. It’s getting a bit too hot out there in the shed to do much lately, and Late Feb/Early March is when it gets hottest here…

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    • Thanks Pete! I’ve got more Panzers to show shortly, though we’ve got a bit of a break from the IIIs now (for awhile at least!) – but yeah, I’ve got enough of them to reasonably represent their role! 🙂

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    • Two more DAK posts from January’s production are queued up (well, I still have to write the text for one of them) – I’ve got a few more Lend-Lease models that are next in line for painting in Feb. Then probably something else vaguely February-themed if I have time! 😉

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