Starting with the 1940 Blitz the German Panzer troops proved to be formidable adversaries on the battlefield!

We can’t think about the Germans without acknowledging their awesome Panzer forces. The vanilla Panzerkompanie is a strong army list with good support, however it can’t flex its muscles properly at low point values. This force is Confident Veteran. It can be found in the Flames of War V3 rulebook and is available for free on www.EasyArmy.com.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzerkompanie

Panzerkompanie HQ

The HQ choice is either Panzer IV H or Panther A. This is a choice that will be mimicked by the core platoons so lets see what are the differences. The Panzer IV H is the cheaper medium tank while the Panther A costs double the points. Why? Well, simply because the Panzer IV has a front armor of 6 while the Panther has 10. The more modern Panther gun has an AT rating of 14 while the Panzer IV has 11. Lastly the Panzer IV has protected ammo (can re-roll failed morale test when remounting bailed out tanks) and Schurzen (can save on 4+ hits on the side from weapons with Firepower of 5+ and 6) while the Panther has Wide tracks (if the vehicle is Bogged down it can free itself on a roll of 4+ on the spot).
We will chose the Panzer IV H as our main tank for this force as 1000 points does not allow for much flexibility.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzerkompanie

Panzerkompanie Panzer Platoon

Now to the Core. We will repeat the same choice of Panzer IV H over the Panther A and we will take 4 tanks for each platoon.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Panzerkompanie

Panzerkompanie Panzer AA Gun Platoon

There are not many points left however for extra infantry support and AA cover we can opt for the excellent (and cheap) AA Gun Platoon. The only choice is to either have the simple or armored variant of the Sd.kfz. 7/1 (sporting the quad 20mm gun which was actually used allot in anti-infantry duty by the Germans). We’re going to get 2 vehicles (as that is what we can afford).

We are done, so a quick recap:

Panzerkompanie HQ – 180 points
2 Panzer IV H

Panzer Platoon – 360 points
4 Panzer IV H

Panzer Platoon – 360 points
4 Panzer IV H

Panzer AA Gun Platoon – 100 points
2 Armoured Sd.Kfz. 7/1 (Quad 2cm)

Total – 1000 points

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