Thursday, 22 August 2019

10mm WW2 French DML

I don't intend to model the entire division, merely a selective number of units from the order of battle.

Régiment de Découverte (RD) Recon Regiment
The regiment was organized into 2 groups comprising each 1 AMD squadron and 1 motocyclists squadron. The commander of each group had 1 command AMD.

Combat Tank Regiment:
SOMUA S-35 Squadron:
Hotchkiss H-35 squadron with one H-39:


H-35 

H-39

Motor Dragoon Battalion:
Battalion Command:
AutoMitrailleuse de Reconnaissance (AMR) Squadron (AMR 33s and 35s)
Command and four Platoons:

Rifle Squadron:
Combat Platoons:
60mm Mortar Section:
Kegresse MG Carrier, MMG Section (two of these):
Support Company:
Company Command:
81mm Mortar Section:
MMG Section:
25mm AntiTank Section:

Artillery Regiment:
Command:
155mm Howitzers and SOMUA Tractors:
105mm and 75mm field guns with Unic P107 Tractors:
47mm AT Guns with Laffley Tractors:
25mm Hotchkiss AA Guns:
Air Support:
Courtesy of RAF Advanced Air Striking Force:
1/144 Fairey Battle and Hawker Hurricane.

10mm German 1940

representative German armoured division to partner the French DML.

Panzer Is

ARTILLERY BATTALION
Command
Light Battery Gun Section, FLE 105 field gun;
Heavy Battery Gun Section, 150mm sFH 18 (towed Heavy  howitzers);

MOTORIZED HEAVY INFANTRY COMPANY
Command
Panzerjäger Section, 37mm A/T guns;
Infantry Support Gun Section, 75mm IG;

HEAVY INFANTRY SELF-PROPELLED GUN COMPANY
Gun Section;
Unable to get my hands on scale examples on panzer I chassis; so not very well cobbled together, bits from various sources.

ARMOURED RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY
Company command, light and heavy platoons
PANZER BATTALION
Light and Medium Companies (might add the second light company later).
Light Company
Pz III, Pz II, Pz 38(t)
Medium Company
Pz IV, Pz II, Pz IV
SCHUTZEN COMPANY
Company Command
2 Rifle Platoons
MG Section
AIR SUPPORT
1/200 Ju 88 and 1/144 Ju 87 (the blue background washed out the green on green splinter camouflage) and a 1/144 Bf 110: