8th Army – Jeeps and Quad tractors

Just a quick post this week. I have been posting some completed infantry and tanks for this force, so time to change it up and put some of the utility transport items in the limelight.

First up are the standard Willis/Ford Jeeps. These are all Battlefront ones and in the end I’m not sure what I’ll really use them for in games. They are useful for moving a squad or two around and getting places faster than you can on foot. In the desert that becomes a big issue. I can see these being used for some scenario’s where I’m using the trucks etc for troop transport as well. After all, you can’t expect a commanding officer (or big man as the Too Fat Lardies call them) to sit with the troops… My gosh what a concept!

In the Flames of War rules you need these for command elements etc. but I don’t see myself playing those much any more though so we’ll see what real use I make of them. Maybe to transport of infantry art spotters etc.img_4645Overall, I like the way they have come out. They were a little fiddly to put together but when all glued they are ok, and seem solid enough. They have the same base colour as the tanks but I decided that few were likely to have a camouflage job on them – after all, if you go anywhere near the fighting you’ll be off them in a hurry. I have seen few shots of them done that way but I think the majority were one color in the desert. It’s not a fighting platform but will allow for rapid re-deployment, if needed as well as to give the bosses a chariot of sorts. img_4646Lastly, this time are the Morris Commercial C8 FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) ‘quad’ transports from the gun kit. These are for moving the big guns I showed earlier here in this post. They are the transport element of those and in many ways I really doubt they will ever hit the table in anger, although if I got any 17 pound AT guns for the force then they could pull those. The 25 pounders I have I suspect will always be ready for the fight – but you never know.img_4679-1They are nice models and although very different just remind me of the modern hummer’s for some reason. Anyway more stuff ready for the table.


About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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