|Got T-34 problems? Dial "IV" for fire support...|
I put a decal on from Battlefront's Stalingrad decal set on the rear panel...I am always a little wary of Battlefront's statements of history, but apparently the little little yellow I think it is the 24th Panzer Division. I'm not sure if that is a correct symbol, but overall this tank looks ready to pursue the doomed operation Blau. (Or was it "Fall Blau"?)
These tanks provided heavy fire support to the blue-collar Panzer IIIs that still carried out the bulk of the front line panzer fighting against increasing numbers of T-34s, KV-1s and other armoured horrors the Red Army threw at the Germans. I will not need too many of these for a game - compared to Panzer IIIs...which PSC also has available in box sets...
I have one Mark IV F2/G left from my box of PSC Mark IVs. I am thinking I am going to try and give it a winter paint job, suited for the fighting in the winter of '42-'43 around Karkhov or the desperate attempts to relieve the pocket in Stalingrad. I have no 15mm figures with winter paint, camo or terrain...but I have to start somewhere, and a PSC panzer would be good to practice on.