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Captain Pete24 Dec 2021 5:43 p.m. PST

Here are a few pictures of some GHQ German vehicles I painted for my Afrika Korps a year or two ago.

The Marder IIIs still need some crews.

d88mm194024 Dec 2021 7:14 p.m. PST

They look great, neighbor (Las Vegas).
I like desert vehicles a similar color as the land. That's the whole purpose of camouflaging a vehicle.

Howler24 Dec 2021 7:58 p.m. PST

very nice

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2021 10:12 p.m. PST

Excellent! As always!!

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 2:25 a.m. PST

Is that double stripe on the Marder barrel a decal or brushwork? That is impressively small.

- Ix

Griefbringer25 Dec 2021 6:04 a.m. PST

Interesting to see a recovery vehicle as part of the collection. Does it actually play a role in the tabletop?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 8:22 a.m. PST

Nice work.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2021 11:34 p.m. PST

Griefbringer: It surely should- especially in the Desert. The recovery folks are much underrated. Without them, the opposing armies would not have been able to keep units reasonably close to strength. The books by Thomas Jentz is really worth the read on this subject. In that environment, it didn't much matter which side it belonged to if it ran! Much documented evidence of Germans using US and British vehicles and visa versa. Stocks of replacements and well stocked major refit and repair facilities were many hundreds (or thousands) of miles away. In a game, give recovered vehicles some additional victory points at the least I would suggest.

Valderian26 Dec 2021 7:24 a.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2021 2:19 p.m. PST

Very nice! And as noted, in the desert recovery vehicles were very important – look at all that British kit the Afrika Korps rolled on

Captain Pete27 Dec 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

Thank you all very much! I really appreciate it.

As for recovery vehicles, I think they look cool, have a function in real life, and these by GHQ are great looking models.

You can design scenarios that use recovery vehicles as well as other logistical vehicles such as fuel trucks, supply trucks, and even ambulances.

I created a North Africa scenario once in which the Germans were caught rearming and refueling while the British were launching an attack. Some tanks were ready to roll, others needed more time, so basically the Germans were feeding in ready tanks piecemeal in order to hold off the British.

With some consideration, recovery vehicles can be added to a scenario in a similar way. My friend, Begemot, had a scenario where a broken down Tiger II needed to be recovered to be saved.

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