Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Additions – for Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Ausf.F1/2 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, Battlegroup, What a Tanker, 1:100, 1/100

And now we have what will possibly, hopefully, be the last of my Panzers for my Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika army. Of course, that doesn’t include things like scouts, artillery, SPGs and the like (and a few extra infantry-based things like a mortar platoon) – but hopefully this will be the last of the actual tanks. With the same rationale that led me to add a number of additional Panzer IIIs to my previous force of Panzer IIIs and IVs it was time for a little bit of a rejig of the Panzer IVs. I renumbered a few of the previous tanks as well, and added in some more obvious tank commanders to this batch so as to make gameplay in FoW a bit easier as well without the need to squint and see which tank was 121 and so forth.

Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Ausf.F2 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, Battlegroup, What a Tanker, 1:100, 1/100

To start with then, three Panzer IV Ausf.F2s with the aforementioned tank commanders to take over the, well, command duties from the previous closed-top tanks. I had it all planned out in advance, though at this point I am going to need to lay them all out on the table to make sure I’ve got them all correct. Otherwise I may have to change more decals or even paint even more panzers to fill gaps.

Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Ausf.F1 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, Battlegroup, What a Tanker, 1:100, 1/100

The Panzer IV Ausf.F1s I had originally as the command platoon have been moved to a combat platoon, and these two will bring their (maximum) number to four. At least that unit is simpler to figure out!

Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Ausf.F1/2 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, Battlegroup, What a Tanker, 1:100, 1/100

Angle shots so the four sides can be seen!

14 thoughts on “Battlefront 15mm Panzer IV Additions – for Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

  1. Great looking additions mate, that has to be a very impressive looking force now, won’t ask for a group shot, as that would be an undertaking in itself, and take time away from your painting

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  2. These look very nice indeed, mate! To my eyes anyway, you’ve done a great job keeping the German tanks very consistent across several painting sessions. I reckon that’s got to be about all the unpainted tanks you’ve got left in your collection now, right? 😉

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    • Thanks Pete! I’ve certainly got a large army that can be fielded in a wide variety of configurations, but there’s still several more options I want to add for me to call it “complete” and move on from it. I am looking forward to getting there, though! 😀

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