Friday, 14 March 2014

Hungarian 2. Armoured Division 1/300 WW2

Finally got around to deciding how to do these, I was undecided whether-or-not they were going to be on winter bases (snow as opposed to mud). Trying to make snow in this scale is difficult; it’s even more difficult to get a convincing winter scheme on vehicles in this scale; so in the end I’ve gone for an early Spring or late Autumn ‘sort of’ scheme. A couple of the command stands are clearly midsummer!
The force is based around the Hungarian 2. Armoured Division between April 1944– early 1945. Early April was when the Division deployed and the later period allows me to add some German assistance to the group.
May 1944 the Germans initially gifted some armoured vehicles to the Hungarian 3rd Tank Regiment to replace their losses. (I’ve avoided Hungarian language to speed up the typing!). This consisted of some Tiger 1, Pz IV, StuG and as time progressed started to sell material to the Hungarians where new equipment (StuG & JgdPz 38(t)) became available to them.
The Hungarians had a ‘bit of a hard time’ with their Turán’s which were outdated by the time they actually went into production, although the Hungarian tanks crews acquitted themselves well with what they had. I have a couple of Tigers to add along with a couple of platoons of JgdPz 38(t) along with 1-2 Panther for the late 1944 supply of around 5 Panthers to the Hungarians.

Apologies for the crap photos, I borrowed a mate's camera which does take a great photograph, it's just not idiot proof me-thinks!


Battlegroup HQ RABA Botond Radio truck (vezer) is a scratched affair, the 39M Csaba is pretending to be a 40M Csaba pk, GHQ don't make one.






Infantry HQ element, utilising a couple of GHQ Botonds a Heroics and Ross 'Beetle' and cyclists.







A spare command base, Toldi A20 assisting RABA Botond



Late war spare command base Post May 1944 when they received their patched up Tiger 1's




Assault Gun Battalion HQ, 43M Zrinyi



41M Turán (Heavy) Company HQ


40M Turán (Medium) Company HQ



39M Csaba Armoured Car Recce elements




Elements of the AA Battalion, crew added to the 40M Nimrod on the left, to be done to the other when I have some suitable figures.




Elements of the Assualt Gun Battalion 

 



Elements of one of the Heavy companies 41M Turán


  
Elements of the Medium Tank Companies 40M Turán






JgdPz 38(t)






Softskins and AT Support


37M Hansa Lloyd and Pak 40


37M Hansa Lloyd and 105mm


RABA Botond 


Some of the gifted German materials, Stug which were operated by the 3rd Tank Regiment and the 7Th Assualt Artillery battalion (initially). 



PzKpfw IV Ausf H (Need replacing with the model without the schurtzen).



Some air support.






For scale......


Not much to do now............


Thanks for looking
Andy