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This week I chucked the Shermans. All they seem to do is catch enemy shells.


FORMATION:

HQ-2 STAGHOUNDS WITH AAMG
1 UNIT 2 X DAIMLER 1 AND  1 X DINGO1 UNIT 2 X DAIMLER AND 1 X DINGO1 UNIT 2 X STAGHOUNDS WITH AAMG AND 1 X STAGHOUND CS WITH AAMG1 UNIT 2 X 75MM AUTOCARS AND 1 X DINGP
SUPPORT
1 UNIT INF WITH COMMAND, PIAT, LT MORTAR AND 6 X INF TEAMS ALL WITH STICKY BOMBS AND TURNED IN MAORI.1 ATTACHMENT OF 3 X SHERMAN KANGAROOS WITH /50 CAL AAMG
1 UNIT OF 4 X AMERICAN M2A1 105MM HOWITZERS
1 UNIT LIMITED SPITFIRE
I UNIT AOP WITH DIXIE AIR CONTROL

I added some new units for the bump to 1250. I increased my formation units with a Heavy Armored Car unit consisting of 2 75mm Autocars. I painted these in the LW Brit Firefly Green solid color. I also decide my armored cars needed to spit fire like GOT so I added a Spitfire. I'm using Dixie Air Control so it'll show up on a 3+ since I'm not Jeff Shue who always rolls a 4 for his plane! Pics:



I originally went with my armored car list as I had painted up a MW armored car company that got nerfed by V4. Ian's excellent idea of an escalation league presented an oppurtunity to bring them back out with some LW updates.


Right off the bat I needed a firefly and another Daimler 1. I was using Littlejohn adapters on one Daimler 1 in each Platoon, so I put that barrel option on. I painted them up in LW Firefly Green. I wound up painting 2 Fireflys. I tried some pigment washing on one. I liked the pigment, I just didn't like the color of the pigment. It looks more like rust than mud. I painted a second firefly and just went with my usual light dusting weathering with the Tamiya Weathering Kit.


I then needed some Infantry. I panted up a short platoon with only 4 stands of infantry. I will be adding to that this week with another 2 stands of infantry. I tried a new technique of basing them in German Camo Black Brown and then drybrushing English Uniform over that. I really like how it looked. I also used a bright grey green on the webbing in such to make it stand out.


I also painted up 3 Ram Kangaroos to use as Sherman Kangaroos. BF doesn't make a Sherman Kangaroo model. I really liked how the Ram Kangaroo looked versus using a Sherman tank without the turret.


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After playing in the Federicksburg EW Tournament I am taking a Sunday off from the Escalation League. I did put together my 1250 point list for next week. After playing a Stuka yesterday with less than great results I am ditching my plan for a Spitfire.


I have also been facing infantry and AT gun heavy lists, so I have enough points now to switch from the Daimler 1 platoons to Staghound Platoons, each having a CS version. This should help in addition to my 75mm halftracks with digging out infantry and guns.


I added two more stands to my Maori Infantry. They ride into battle with their front armor 6 sherman kangaroos. One of the V4 changes I like is the transports stick around after the infantry gets out. So they help the pre assault pinning fire with an extra 12 dice, 9 of which are .50 cals.


I also added another Sherman V because why not.


My List is:


HQ: 2 Staghound 1s with AA MG.


2X Combat Platoons of 2 Stagnound 1s and 1 Staghound II CS each plus AA MGs all around.


1X Heavy Armored Car Platoon of 1 Dingo and 2 75mm Halftracks.


1X Armored Platoon of 3 Sherman V's with .50 Cal AA MG's and One Sherman Firefly.


1 X NZ Commonwealth Infantry Platoon cinsisting of 1 Unit Leader, 1 Light Mortar, 1 Piat Team, and 6 Infantry Stands. All have sticky Bombs and are turned into Maori which requires a re roll for successful enemy counterattack rolls in assaults.


1X Transport Section of 3 Sherman Kangaroos each with an additional >50 Cal AA MG in addition to a Hull MG.

CV out of Road to Rome


Canadian Armored Cars


HQ 4 Staghounds with AA MGs


1st Platoon  Daimler 1, Daimler 1 with Littlejohn Adapter, and Dingo


2nd Platoon  Daimler 1, Daimler 1 with Littlejohn Adapter, and Dingo


3rd Platoon 2 Sherman V with .50 cal AAMG and 1 Sherman Firefly.


For this round I needed to paint up 1 Firefly and 1 Daimler 1. My force was originally for MW so they are Khaki with black mickey mouse camo. I decided to go with LW Green for these two vehicles. Oddly enough when I opened up the Daimler 1, I had three Daimler wheels and a Dingo Wheel. Evidently a dingo ate my wheel. One email to BF and a few days later I had two daimler 1 wheels in the mail box.

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