|Late model Panzer III platoon ready for action.|
|Always nice to have the odd fellow sticking out of the cupola.|
photo studio), but the camouflage is actually a light green. Once again, the tactical numbers were a bit of a challenge, but using Micro-Sol decal softener I can at least get them to sit snug on the turrets without any silvering.
Even with the heavier armour and bigger gun, the Germans were still not done squeezing the Mark III chassis - there was also a variant that mounted schurzen, the steel side skirts generally synonymous with the late-model Mark IV panzers. I'm working on a couple of these for this force too - here are some pictures of one I finished last week.
The scenario - set during the Kursk campaign - featured an immobilized Tiger 1E which had been left behind as the Germans advanced. The Germans were trying to recover it by towing it off the table, and sent a small group of lighter panzers (two or three Mark IIIs and a Mark IV) to cover the retrieval. The Russians, meanwhile, have sent a couple platoons of tanks (T-70s and T-34s) to spoil the party. It was a great scenario, and I'm hoping to try in 15mm soon...