Well it has been a productive month for me on the painting bench. I finished 7 H-39 and 3 H-35. I had the 3 H-35 set up with short guns but after looking at points and their effectiveness I decided to change them to long guns. I just didn't see the point in changing the tanks back to H-39. They are the same tanks on paper so I just changed the gun. Anyways, now I have finished this force and I like the way it turned out.
I did have a chance to get some of these tanks on the table and play my buddies German list. I was impressed with the way my force plays however having the "One Man Turret" rules creates some challenges for me. This rules states that if I move I can only fire one gun and its a plus 1 to hit. All my tanks have this rule, so it does make it harder for me to hit if I am running around the table. So I need to set up and wait for my opponent to come to me. However, that won't wont happen, I will charge right out front and take my chances. My S-35's have a front being 6, I can take a few hits and still survive.
Back to painting, her are some pictures of my Hotchkiss H35/39.
Now take a look at the family portrait.
Now this force gives me two list to play with. Both are tank Companies and I have a few different build options. I want to give myself more build options for my force so I am going to be adding some more units.
First, I am going to add another Char B-1. I am going to use this for a possible HQ choice.
Second, I am adding a unit of 75mm mle 1897 guns. They will be towed behind some Laffly trucks.
I am also thinking about adding 5 more S-35's. I will not make a decision on this until my new stuff is painted.
Once this force is done I will start painting my USA stuff and start collecting my British Force for North Africa. I will keep you posted.