Thursday, 18 June 2015
Normandy Firefight Project 
The build up to the summer holiday Normandy Firefight project continues, with the arrival of a British tank for the Germans to ambush in the Tank Hunter scenario. I really wanted to get a Sherman III (M4A2) as the 13/18th Hussars and 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards were equipped with them in support of the 5th DCLI, but a Churchill MkVII will have to do. It's certainly a lot more impressive and will really look the part as it trundles it's way into a panzerfaust ambush.
The 31st Tank Brigade was equipped with Churchills in June-July 1944, when it supported the 43rd Wessex Division up Hill 112, so that gives it some historical legitimacy. The Tamiya kit even includes decals for a tank of the 9th RTR, which took part in the battle for Hill 112, so it will fit in quite well with the project theme. A really nice kit and not too expensive either, compared to a 1/56th or 1/48th scale version, which would actually cost a bit more!