Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Operation Winter Storm: Panzergrenadiers 6 – PaK 40


The Germans need something to counter those pesky Soviet tanks so it's time to bring on the heavier stuff in the form of a PaK 40 anti-tank gun.


The PaK 40 (Panzerabwehrkanone 40) had been in development since 1939 but after Operation Barbarossa in 1941, the Soviets began to field more heavily armoured tanks like the T-34 and KV-1 and the Germans found they lacked the necessary firepower to combat these. Thus the development was given an increased priority and the first PaK 40:s were used on the Eastern Front in November 1941. It soon became the main ATG used by the German forces during the later parts of WW2.


The crewmen miniatures are all from Peter Pig, while the gun itself (kindly donated by my good mate Dalauppror – cheers Micke!) is from Battlefront.


In keeping with the rest of this project, I avoided any fancy modelling on the base and just did some simple wheel marks in the mud (not really visible in these photos) and added a couple of ammunitions boxes.

Next up – the first vehicle!

18 comments:

  1. I really like those peter pig minis. A nice addition mate, looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Nate, much appreciated! I agree, the Peter Pig minis are great.

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    2. I've never had Peter Pig miniatures, but they do like nice.

      Christopher

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  2. Looks fantastic Jonas. A really nice addition to your forces!

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  3. Great figs - love the colours and diorama effect the whole base has

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  4. These look fabulous Jonas, the basing really raises the piece to another level.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Michael, much appreciated!

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  5. Legendary gun, I can alrrady see the Russian tankdrivers desperately fumbling for the reverse in the gearbox :0)

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    1. Nah, I don't think they'll stop for some ATG fire. If they lose some tanks, Stalin will just send forth even more. ;)

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  6. Yet another fantastic addition to your collection Jonas!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, much appreciated!

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  7. Yet another great addition. You must know have enough Germans for some gaming? I look really forward to see them in action. But you have to paint some Russians for the campaign first? /Mattias

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    1. Thank you Mattias! Yes, when it comes to infantry I have more than enough minis for some Chain of Command gaming. For the specific scenario pack there are still some vehicles, including tanks, that's missing. And of course, as you say, all the Soviets as well ... ;)

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