Thursday, 19 May 2011

132 Armoured Division 'Ariete' - part 2

Concluding the review of my version of Ariete are the artillery and AA regiments. 
The artillery regiment in full, with Frontline Semovente 75 in the foreground.
The rather nice 75mm gun is a Skytrex metal kit and the Fiat lorry a resin kit.  Makers of the lorry and gun crew are unknown.
Possibly the most outrageous 20mm Italian model you can buy!  The Lancia 3RO lorry mounting a 90mm AA gun.  Metal kit by Skytrex with Raventhorpe crew.  This gun was also used against ground targets, much in the manner of the German '88...
The 3RO seen from the rear.
Speaking of '88s, the Italians were supplied with a number by their German allies and some certainly featured on the strength of Ariete in 1942.  The gun is the good old Airfix model with Raventhorpe crew.  The lorry is another of the rather delicate Fiats (- I wish I knew who made them!) which I bought at a small show in the 1990s.

14 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Used to game the italians in WW2 in 15mm, they have some quirky and unique vehicles.

Don M said...

The 3RO and 88 will give anyone pause....)

Ross Mac said...

Mighty purdy but kin they fight? (no don't answer that)

Tim Gow said...

The Angry Lurker
Quite so - they have unusual toys and other players have low expectations of them - what's not to like?

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Damn right. A combination of big guns and big lorries - irresistible!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
The combat record of my Ariete is, shall we say, somewhat mixed. Better than you might expect though.

Conrad Kinch said...

Looking sharp, but do they have great hats?

Al said...

Nice, some really cool models in that lot, great stuff

Mojo said...

Pretty neat what you've got there.
I hope Italians come for our ruleset soon, too...

Cheers,
Mojo

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
The best hats are worn by the Bergaglieri infantry in the previous post. Milinery was clearly higher up the supply chain priority table than fripperies like ammunition...

Tim Gow said...

Al
By number of divisions the Italians are my 3rd largest force. I'll try not to buy more...

Tim Gow said...

Mojo
Thanks. What rules do you guys use?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice work it looks the business

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
It's an Italian unit - looking good matters!