Yet more of my 15mm bargains. First up a Jagdpanzer IV L70. The striped camo scheme is based on one from a newsreel film, I think taken during the Battle of the Bulge. This chap and another already in the collection should make an effective double act combining good front armour with a useful weapon penetration. The model comes with mesh schurzen, but I have left it off as the fit is too fiddly and the vehicle looks pretty good without.
Next up, a Flammpanzer III. Probably too lightly armoured to be really effective as it needs to survive long enough to get in close, but if it does … whoosh! In Battlegroup the enemy take a chit just for coming under flame attack, plus the chance of infantry, even in reinforced cover, surviving is minimal.
Finally, for now, a Marder IIIH with PAK40. Pretty poor survivability, but as a mobile AT gun using hit and run tactics, it can pack a punch and then scoot and hide. A hit on it is pretty likely to be a kill though.
The Jagdpanzer is in a late war tri-colour camo scheme, whereas the Flammpanzer and Marder are in mid-war sand-yellow and brown, so more useful for Russia, but they can have a place as atypical vehicles even in very late war games.
Thanks for looking.