I make no bones about it, my favourite allied tank of WW2 is the Cromwell. I just love the way it looks and luckily I love it's rules in FOW (who doesn't like movement 16" Shermans with Protected Ammo?), but I have never liked a list that included it in FOW. I was put off by the reluctant rating and the added Fireflies (As they're not fast) with the 7th Armoured list and I wasn't keen on the cost of them with the Welsh Guards. Then awhile ago the Taurus Pursuant PDF came out with the 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars list and they seemed to tick all the boxes. They had Challengers not Fireflies (I still can't believe Challengers are Light Tanks!), they didn't cost an arm and a leg in points and they are confident. I was busy with other projects at the time but the other day I was in my LGS and saw they had 3 Cromwells and 1 Challenger on the shelf, I had a gap in my painting schedule so thought I'd pick them up.
As I have just finish my Irish Guards I was worried I'd be bored painting up more British armour. I'm not sure why but I found these a lot more interesting to paint and I think the way I paint them looks better on these than my Shermans. It might be because these are Battlefront models and not Plastic Soldier Company like my Shermans. It might be because I was far more interested in paint these over the Shermans. I could also be because they are resin and not plastic. I'm not sure but I'm really happy with them.
|Confident Trained||Armoured Recce Squadron
Market garden British
|Captain Luttrell in Cromwell VI CS|
Cromwell VI CS
|6||Universal Carrier with extra hull-mounted MG||205|
|www.EasyArmy.com||Source document: Taurus Pursuant - 11th Armoured Division PDF|
As always thanks for reading.