Sunday, December 4, 2011

Flames of War Schwere Panzerkompanie

There is something about Tigers. If you love tanks it is hard not to hold the Tiger as one of the greatest tanks ever to roam the battlefield. When I picked up three Tigers at the recent gamer's garage sale a few weeks ago I just had to paint them. These are very nice models and they were fun to build and paint. These Battlefront miniatures are the resin and white metal type and they have more parts than the Plastic Soldier Company PzIV kits.

Naturally, having three Tigers it is very tempting to think about playing them in a game. These three tanks are nearly 1200 points of a 1500 point Flames of War mid-war army. That leaves very little points for suppot and I am still not sure what I should take. I have never played Tigers in FoW and I have also never played against them. The look to be a tough nut to crack and seem like they would be fun to play. I am not so sure they are as much fun to play against, especially in mid-war. There are very few allied units that can deal with these tanks.


First we have the Company Commander. This single tank is 395 points, ouch!



Next is the first Tiger platoon. Again we have a very expensive single tank - 385 points.



Finally we have the second platoon. Another 385 points.

There you have it 1165 points for three tanks. I just wonder how long three tanks will last in a game...

5 comments:

Erhntly said...

very nice paint, i like ..

erhan

Tom O said...

They will be a tough nut to crack in mid-war, but will also be challenging to play for you due to the small force you will have. Should be a nice change of pace for you.

Da Green Skins said...

Very nice. Following your work for FoW is getting me excited to start working on my FoW stuff.

Scott said...

Great stuff. I am working towards adding Tigers to my German force, but trying to work steadily through all the little options first before I add one (or more of these) as divisional support.
I quite like the idea of using one in a way demonstrated in the Doco; Battlefield - Battle for Normandy. Just one in the Bocage blocks a whole armoured columns advance down narrow lanes :-)

Charles Feduke said...

Tigers are my favorite tank in FoW which is why I have 14 of them. I'm thinking of painting some more of them. My Tiger tanks are all from specific historically correct units so...