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.
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.
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!
Angle shots so the four sides can be seen!