The 1980s Austrian Mechanised Brigade which made an appearance earlier in the week is now complete. The question was asked - "Why Austrians?" The answer is that have yet to see a post-WW1 Austrian force on a wargames table which makes my chaps pretty unusual, and that the model of the Saurer APC (by C in C) makes it feasible.
Interestingly, nobody asked the arguably bigger question - "Why are you spending time painting tiny bits of metal prior to putting them on a table with other tiny bits of metal an pretending to fight a battle?" But let's not go there....
The Brigade HQ, with Saurer, a 6-wheeled Pinzgauer radio van and the high-tech AA battery - an M-42! Models by C in C, ISM and GHQ.
The assembled brigade, with HQ, 2 Mechanised Infantry Battalions, and a battalion each of tanks, AT and artillery.
One of the infantry battalions. I used infantry from GHQ's WW2 US range.
The other infantry btl. I had a go a painting the Austrian roundels on these Saurers.
The Tank Battalion - GHQ M-60A1.
Artillery Battalion with GHQ M-109 and C in C MAN lorries standing in for the identical OAF (MAN's Austrian subsidiary company) variants. The Pinzgauer carrying the spotting team is a GHQ model.