In the complicated hedgerow country of Normandy, traffic was notoriously bad and the going incredibly slow. To keep up and reduce traffic on the roads, some US infantry regiments used their tanks as transports. This increased the survival for both the infantry and tanks as they crashed through the bocage.
Some divisions, such as the 35th, took this to heart and actually incorporated tank-riding tactics into their training. The 83rd did the same on the rush across and beyond the Rhine. In fact many of Patton's infantry divisions did, which is somewhat unsurprising considering the Third Army commander's aggressive posture.
As the war continues on to Berlin, more and more divisions became quasi-mechanized, a famous example being the 5th Infantry Division. Anyway, with the imminent release of Bridge At Remagen, tank riders/escorts are about to become quite common. So I need some figures! The USO191 Tank Escorts pack is ideal for this sort of business.
|USO191 Tank Escorts|
My solution is not original and I've seen several variants of this. Simply put, I've cut out little 12mm x 12mm plastic card squares and put some green stuff on them. After cleaning up the miniatures, I've glued them down into the green stuff to stick them down tight. Once this is done, they'll get the paint brush treatment and we're off!
I've got 12 of them to paint up now!
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