8th Army – Objectives and a Grant tank

A quick post this week of a couple of items for my desert army. First two objective bases. These can be useful for all sorts of games or just as terrain but are the official ones which came with the Flames of War army pack.I must admit I was tempted to try to paint the tank as a burnt out wreck as thats how it would really be – but I’m not sure I’m up to doing the rust really well. The heat rust effect is hard to pull off but that’s how it would be in real life – most likely anyways. So instead I just did some browns over the engine and rear area. So it shows a problem there but not the results of a true fireball from being hit.  I also have a single grant tank for the British force. It’s actually the US style one not the British with a true US turret on the top vs. the British one which was smaller. However, for the few times I’ll use it that should be ok. Let’s call it a conversation starter if people can really identify it as incorrect.If the local store had more of them I may have gone for a platoon of 3 as they were used quite a bit in the desert by the British as the lend lease program really came into effect. However, the single one will be good for Chain of Command etc. games as a major support item I believe. I can use it for a command tank as well in bigger games.So there we are a small post this week to balance things out I guess. As the football World Cup has started my painting time is likely to be impacted a bit but I should be able to keep up the posts here all the same.


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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3 Responses to 8th Army – Objectives and a Grant tank

  1. phil says:

    Very nicely done, tank and objective!

  2. Pat G says:

    The Grant is appealingly clunky looking. I believe Monty used one as a CP.

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