· CiC and 2iC Panzerfaust submachine gun teams with Jeeps (I typically come out 10 points short, so I can upgrade one to a halftrack) (75 points or 85 points with halftrack)
· Fallschirmkommando Platoon with command panzerfaust SMG team and 9X Rifle/MG teams (275 points)· Ersatz Panther Platoon with 3X Ersatz Panthers (550 points)
· Ersatz Stug Platoon with 5X Ersatz Stug III G (475 points)
· Heavy Mortar Platoon - Command SMG team, Observer team, 4X 12cm sGW43 mortars (160 points)· Ersatz Panzerspäh Platoon - 3X Captured M8 Greyhounds (135 points)
· Skorzeny Commando Groups - 2X Skorzeny Commando Groups (100 points)
Total is 1770 or 1780. Use of the Skorzeny Commando groups is right for the "theme" of the army, but I could drop them for an Me262 air support if the mood struck me.
Enough about the facts and figures, you want to see the PICTURES! I've based these guys as if they were in use early in the campaign (as the actually were), so the snow isn't hip deep at this point, but it is present. The HQ are both SS-troops, so I've used pea-dot cammo on them (shown below). I'm using the Osprey Ardennes 1944 - Peiper & Skorzeny book as a primary reference for the troops, but not the vehicle markings because of known errors in the vehicle markings (which I'll detail in a later blog post).
The Fallschirmkommando unit scheme (shown below) is based on the uniform for Fallschrimjäger Regiment 9. It may not be exactly right for the units attached to 150. Panzerbrigade, but it is a legitimate Luftwaffe scheme.
The rest of the Fallschirmkommando stands are painted, but the basing isn't quite finished yet. The mortars are nearly done as well. I hope to get photos of these posted soon.
Until next time!!!