Monday 16 September 2019

Sherman Firefly Finished

 




I've now built and base coated the last of the PSC M4A4 Shermans, this time an unmodified 'out of the box' 17 pounder armed Firefly, to complete a troop of the 7th Armoured Division for Operation Blackcock. This is as many as need for a game of What a Tanker! but I am tempted to add three Armourfast M4A2's and the last remaining PSC Firefly to have a troop of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards of the 8th Armoured Brigade.

4th/7th Dragoon Guards in Operation Blackcock

The 4th/7th Dragoon Guards were involved in Operation Blackcock, being temporarily under the command of the 7th Armoured Division, and played a key role in following up the main assault to outflank the dug in German defenders. I even have a spare M4A2 sprue somewhere in the kit pile, so would only need to buy one new kit, as there are two models in each box. I've even modelled the unit before in the same scale for Rapid Fire but, unfortunately, sold off the whole lot on eBay ages ago!

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  1. Three Cromwells and Firefly - an exact match for my tank troop as it fights its way through the bocage - my own rules (a bit like D'n'D but with a 'dungeon master' and fields instead of rooms). Mine however were a bit more costly and harder to assemble / modify - all being MMS kits.
    I also use them for Chain of Command and What a Tanker.

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  2. That sounds really interesting...I've wondered about doing something like that for coastal warfare games. I'd love to see your handiwork on those tanks too.

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    1. Happy to share photos and the rules if I had your email.

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  3. Just been catching up on your projects. Great work on all of these AFVs including the Crab and Croc. Hope to see them with some paint on soon... Cheers, Dave

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