Friday, 5 April 2013

Irish Guard Sherman Platoon

Hello All

Ben here with my latest platoon painted up for my Market Garden US Para Army. This platoon was made with the Sherman Armoured Platoon Box BBX08, plus an extra Firefly blister to get the second Firefly. I went for the box set as I had a lot of trouble with putting the Battlefront plastic together and I thought the individual sculpted hulls looked very nice.

I was a little apprehensive about painting this platoon as all the previous British armour I had painted I had used the Battlefront British Armoured Spray which I have been unable to get a second one. I do think with a little work I have got a pretty good match with the normal Vallejo paints.

Easy Army says:-
Tank Teams
NameMobilityFrontSideTopEquipment and Notes
  Weapon RangeROFAnti-tankFirepower
Firefly VC (late)Standard Tank641Co-ax MG, Tow hook.
  OQF 17 pdr gun32"/80cm2153+No HE, Semi-indirect fire.
Sherman VStandard Tank641Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Tow hook.
  M3 75mm gun32"/80cm2103+Semi-indirect fire, Smoke.

This platoon leaves me with 2 more platoons to paint to round out my 1750pts list, with Artillery and a second infantry platoon to go. Which I hope to have finished very soon.

Well thanks for looking and until next time



  1. Aw, man. Those look so nice it makes me regret not taking my paras to the tournament on Sunday >:/

  2. Thanks Mike, that means a lot coming from you.


  3. Inspiring sir! Gives me further impetous to get back to my own shermans for my own Sunday tournament. Only details and highlights to go.....

  4. Nice work as always Ben. I agree, they are much nicer looking. It would take a long time and a lot of patience to get the Open Fire Shermans looking as good!