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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

20mm WWII mid war panzer battalion

The second panzer battalion, mostly PzwIII and IV. This often was the  regiment in 1943 and represents the fact that for an extended time the 1st Panzer battalion was tied up converting to panthers..
This group is all plastic  and includes kits from Matchbox(now Revell), Hasegawa and Esci.. All numbered and stowed and mostly crewed..These were done up for  a large Kursk like game and the panzer IVs worked overtime that day.
This posting is for my childhood mate Chris Edwards,the first person I ever knew  who talked about Kursk...we must have been 10 at the time 

1.HQ,including flammpanzer III

2. 5th company

3.6th Company

8th Company 

4.7th Company, including a captured T-34

5. attached tiger company


  1. as Chris said when he saw the deication'
    ‘Love your work, Cardinal!

    Yes we would have been 10...thumbing through Purnell’s ‘History of WW2’ magazines.

    The Panzerkeil –(Panzerwedge) at Kursk.

    There is a book: ‘Kursk- The Vital 24 Hours’ that came out some years ago. Quite good but poor maps.

    A more recent book (I haven’t got it yet) is written from the Russian point of view and draws on unit histories since the fall of the USSR so is less politically correct and more factual.

    It was a damn close run thing...but the German’s never knew how close the Russians came to breaking.’



  2. Beautiful work!!! I love the captures T-34!!

  3. lovely, especially after seeing them in the flesh!