As part of the Early War Sale I ordered six KV-1e's (SU082) and two KV-2's (SU081) for my Mid War Soviets (well they could be used in Early War but those nine tanks would be something like 4,000 points by themselves!). I was quite surprised that when I received my KV's they were the new re-sculpted version!
I didn't know what to expect from the re-sculpts, I figured it would just be adding some new tools or something and maybe refining a few details of the model. Man I was wrong!
This is almost a completely different model! The detail is much crisper, the surface is smoother and the lines are neater. These models are almost on par with plastics for their overall cleanness.
You can see from the detail on the back of the tank and the turrets how much better it is! The model is also bigger in all three directions (but not enough that you couldn't mix the old models with the new). I hope this is something we are going to see more of going forward, as there isn't much more they can make for FoW which Battlefront hasn't made already so re-Sculpting the old range seem to be the way forward.
|The re-sculpt is on the left, the old version is on the right.|
In game terms these guys are monsters in both Early and Mid War. Front Armour 9 on the KV-1e will stop all but an 8.8 or Pak 40, the main draw back is the lack of a good AT. My first run out will be at Reading Warfare's Mid War tournament where I will run a Mixed Tankovy force, so keep an eye out for the full report.
Thanks for reading and until next time