Monday, 13 August 2012
3 DLM - part 4 - tanks
The light tanks should generally by of the Hotchkiss variety, as these were designed to be fast enough for 'cavalry' operations. Equpiment shortages mean that my division has one battalion in Hotchkiss H-39 and the other with Renault R-35. Both are RAFM metal kits, and as the turrets are the same casting (in both real life and 20mm) it's close enough. The Renault is the one with the trailer (pinched from the Chenilette Lorraine which featured in an earlier post...) The French practice of painting the national colours in the form of a roundel on the dome-shaped commander's hatch is in my view, something to be encouraged!