Battlefront 15mm M4A1 Sherman Armoured Squadron Reinforcements – British 8th Army Desert Rats for Flames of War

Battlefront 15mm M4A1 Sherman Armoured Squadron - British 8th Army Desert Rats for Flames of War, 15mm, 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup

So, I mean, technically, this is another Squadron rather than a set of reinforcements for my previous set of these as three models is a self-contained unit. In fact this trio of Shermans will be mixed in with the others, and the two vehicles with tank commanders will serve to designate my command tanks for my Sherman company, as I built and painted the first ones without ever having read the FoW rules (since 1st edition, anyway – and that was a little while ago!) and so missed the importance of needing to be able to see which tanks are the command ones at a glance.

Battlefront 15mm M4A1 Sherman Armoured Company - British 8th Army Desert Rats for Flames of War, 15mm, 1/100, 1:100, What a Tanker, Battlegroup

The addition of these three gives me a command platoon of three, as well as two Sherman platoons, also of three each – and as such – a rather basic, self-contained Sherman company without needing to dip into Lee/grants to make up the numbers or anything like that. Of course, I could still add seven more Shermans to give myself the option of a max-strength Sherman Company, although that really does seem like a waste, given the large variety and number of other tanks I already have painted for this force – and the literally hundreds (probably) of other 15mm tanks I have yet to paint!

16 thoughts on “Battlefront 15mm M4A1 Sherman Armoured Squadron Reinforcements – British 8th Army Desert Rats for Flames of War

  1. As others have said, these are gorgeous! I think you’re doing a great job disguising how small these models actually are.

    And every time I see nicely painted FoW models like these, I start thinking about a small collection of my own.. Especially now that I’ve learned that Finns are a thing in FoW/Konflict’47!

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