Wayne’s West German Leopard 2 Panzerkompanie





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Wayne’s West German Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie 

Part 1: 8 July 2016

The trouble with working on a new books project is that you usually end up wanting to make all the forces in the book. So I will not say the following force is my West German force, but merely the first of my West German forces. I’ve decided to assembly the most-punchy of all the West German forces, a Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie.

The Leopard 2 is one of my favourite tanks of the modern era, and the ones in service in 1985 are the classic boxy shape of the initial models (up to the A4). It is armed with the excellent Rheinmetall 120mm L/44 smooth bore gun. This impressive weapon would also eventually be also fitted to the American M1A1 Abrams tank. 

That’s the core of my force, seven Leopard 2 tanks. To complement them I will add number of other units, infantry, helicopters and anti-aircraft among them.

Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie HQ
1x Leopard 2

11 points
Leopard 2 Panzer Zug
3x Leopard 2

33 points
Leopard 2 Panzer Zug
3x Leopard 2

33 points
Subtotal 77 points
Marder Panzergrenadier Zug
3x MG3 team with Panzerfaust 44 anti-tank rocket
2x Milan missile team 
3x Marder

7 points
Luchs Späh Trupp
2x Luchs

1 points
Gepard Flakpanzer Batterie
2x Gepard

5 points
Fliegerfaust Gruppe
2x Red-eye teams 

2 points
PAH Anti-tank Helicopter Flight
2x PAH

8 points
Total 100 points

So that’s my 100 points of West Germans to get me started. I’ve grabbed another three Leopard 2 tanks so I can field 10 tanks total for the occasional larger game. I also have plans to also build in options for more Gepards and some artillery.

Time to get building and painting.