Wednesday, 30 January 2013

BKCII - The Build Up Part 3

Just a quick WIP update, the batch of T-34/85's (Heroics and Ros S09) needed to create the 32nd Tank Brigade are now fully undercoated in fact they have now all received their detailing (tracks, etc):

They, along with the half tracks for I./Pz.Gren.Regt. 114, should get finished this week.

The 32nd Tank Brigade is slightly different to the normal Russian tank brigades as it appears to have had two tank battalions each of 31 T-34 's from May 1943 through to the end of the war where as most other brigades changed to the 3 battalion (21 tanks each) TO&E issued in November 1943. This makes the individual battalions within this brigade much stronger.

The other brigades (25th & 31st) were organised in a more conventional fashion (2 battalions to start with changing to three in the late summer of 1944) except they too were strengthened when they were reorganised in early 1943 as at Kursk in July 1943 each of the two battalions had 31 tanks (T-34/76 in one and T-70 in the other).

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