Lonnie at Origins 2016

 

Leopard

Lonnie' Leopard West German Panzergrenadier Kompanie

Part 1: 10 July 2016

Since my college days in the early 80’s I’ve been fascinated with the “idea” of World War III.  I grew up with WWII movies on the TV, the Viet Nam war on the nightly news, atomic attack drills being run in school, and the quite real possibility of being drafted into service if the balloon ever went up.

I even joined ROTC in college so that I’d at least have the opportunity to pick my service branch. Years later, when I joined Battlefront and found out about Team Yankee for the first time, I couldn’t have been more pleased.  At last, I would get to fight the war that we all hoped wouldn’t happen but secretly dreaded would.

Growing up I devoured everything I could about the militaries who would face each other, when the time came.  When I started learning about the West Germans, and saw the Marder for the first time (at a military show), I was hooked.  I’d seen M113’s (and ridden in them); ugly, boxy things that were (mostly) unable to protect themselves.  The Marder was a game changer with its infantry firing ports, 20mm auto cannon, sloped armor and Milan hard-point.

 

Marder Panzergrenadier Kompanie HQ
1x G3 rifle team
1x Marder

1 points 

Marder Panzergrenadier Zug
3x MG3 team with Panzerfaust 44
2x Milan missile team
3x Marder


7 points
Marder Panzergrenadier Zug
3x MG3 team with Panzerfaust 44
2x Milan missile team
3x Marder

7 points
Leopard 2 Panzer Zug
3x Leopard 2
33 points
Total 48 points
2x Luchs Späh Trupp
2x Luchs (1 point ea)

2 points
Jaguar 2 Jagdpanzer Zug
3x Jaguar 2
5 points
Gepard Flakpanzer Batterie
4x Gepard FlakPanzers

10 points
Fliegerfaust Gruppe
4x Redeye team
4 points
M109G Panzerartillerie Batterie
3x M109G
  7 points
PAH Anti-tank Helicopter Flight
4x PAH
 16 points
Tornado Strike Flight
4x Tornado Strike Flight

8 points
Total 52 points

I wanted to build the first 100-points of my army around a Marder Panzergrenadier Kompanie supported by Leopard 2s.  I knew that I could never match the sheer numbers of Soviets I’d be facing so I opted for the ability to take out as many as possible as efficiently as possible – in true German fashion.

I rounded out my choices with artillery, anti-air including Redeye teams, a flight of helicopters, Jaguar 2s, Tornados and Luchs. 

Now all I have to do is assemble and paint my army, then go kick some Soviets in the teeth!

~Lonnie

Leopard West Germans