Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 – Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War. 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup.

As I said the other day when I posted my 8-Rads, I always loved the look of WWII German half tracks and armoured cars since I was a kid – the “futuristic” look of them really appealed to me. Today we have my favourite of them all – the Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz 222.

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War. 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup.

As usual, I’m following the Flames of War Afrika Korps list options for my building, though of course I can then use them in any approriate game. As such, we’ve also got one 221 in this little unit, armed with the 2.8cm PzB.41. I used a Plastic Soldier Company tank commander on the 221 as the much finer (and to scale) detail on the PSC commander works much better on these smaller vehicles than a boofheaded Battlefront one would have.

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War. 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup.

As with the 8-Rads, these were started and then sat for a few months before completion as I needed to wait on the Skytrex decals. I’m pretty happy with these 1:100 licence plates. Are they absolutely necessary? Of course not, but they do add a nice little bit of small detail to these tiny models.

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War. 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup.

As usual, these models were all painted in the same manner as my previous Panzers, with a little of the milliput stowage added here and there to make the models a little more distinct. No unit numbers or designations again – I guess the licence plates take care of the identification task on these!

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War. 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup.

The scale shot shows how small these are copmpared to a reasonably small Panzer III and the 231. I should have put a small coin next to them, but I guess it’d only be truly useful for the other Aussies on here! With the Panzer IV’s shown the other day, I’m pretty sure I’m now complete with my DAK tanks, and these wrap up my armoured cars. I’ve still got a few more vehicles to add – Marders, Sd.Kfz.10/4 Light AA, perhaps some Dianas (the only thing I’d need to purchase) – then some Field Guns/Artillery, a mortar platoon and some extra infantry stands to clean up my options. (and then decide if I want to add enough half-tracks to turn the Grenadiers into Panzergrenadiers!) It’s certainly a large enough and very playable army right now, but I want to add those last options so I can play overly-large games or have the flexibility to really change up the force from game to game.

These were painted in January, (as are the next couple of posts’ models) – so they’re another submission for Dave Stone’s current Paint Wot Cho’ Got Challenge that runs until the end of January. I’ve got… 1 more post already written and queued up, and then I need to take pics for the final two posts of January’s models. Then my January (and Dave) round-ups (which will need to be photrographed and written up. I’m setting these two days apart so as to not be too spammeriffic, so that’s 8 days from when this one goes live. (It also lets me keep a reasonable posting schedule while I’m at work most of the week!)

21 thoughts on “Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.221 & Zvezda Sd.Kfz.222 – Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

  1. The armored cars look great and fit in with the rest of your force really! And since they’re armored cars and not tanks, I guess I can’t lob another one of my complaints about you painting tanks all the time 😉

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