Here are my forces for Flames of War, in my humble attempt to recreate some of these battles fought 70 odd years ago. I have decided to focus on the Kursk campaign in 1943, however I stray from one battle to another so my lists tend to be slightly generic.
The Waffen SS
Supermen? Or just well motivated troops with access to the best kit? Needless to say these units were responsible for some terrible crimes and atrocities, I make no apologies for including them in my miniature collection, they played an important part in the fighting in the East, what happened behind the lines was shameful and tarnished the reputation of these fighting units forever.
I have based my forces on the Das Reich Division, and specifically the 1st battalion Infantry regiment Deutschland. An armoured panzer grenadier unit.
I have chosen to paint my troops in summer Oakleaf camouflage, a pattern that was unique to the Waffen SS during the war.
The SS forces can be seen in more detail in a blog post HERE
The company Commander
The company second in command
The company headquarters complete with anti tank rifle section and optional sPzB41 Anti tank rifle which is mounted on a small gun carriage
Infantry Platoon 1.
Infantry Platoon 2
Motorised Pz Grenadier Platoon
Tank Hunter Platoon
3 x Marder IIIH tank destroyers
Light AA Platoon
3 x Sdkfz 10/5 2cm AA carriers
Assault Gun Platoon
2 x Stug IIIG Assault guns
Anti Tank Platoon
2 x Pak 38 50mm Anti tank guns
Lots more to come!