For Ten Rounds Rapid (TRR), equipment numbers are scaled down to roughly 1:3 ie one tank representing three tanks, or roughly one platoon.
According to some TO&Es I got from the GHQ website, the German panzer battalion of the period ~1942 would have had one heavy company of PzIVs, two medium companies of PzIIIs, and a total equaling about one company of light tanks such as Pz 38s or more commonly PzIIs. Unfortunately I could not find the packs of Pegasus Pz 38s at the show or at Gettysburg's hobby shops, so that part will have to wait.
|The two "companies" of medium PzIIIs. I actually bought two different versions of the PzIII tank, so I had to convert a bit. I shortened the barrels of the later versions to match their early counterparts and left off the kit provided skirt armor.|
I actually got all the soviet tanks I needed at one of the fine Gettysburg soldier shops, and did not need to hunt for any more at the show. I got three packs of the Pegasus BT-7, one pack of KV-1/2, and two packs of Armourfast T-34s. Oddly I happened to get both the retooled and original kits from the same store, accidentally of course or I would not have bought the low quality original; pictures in a moment.
According to the GHQ website again, Soviet tank battalion~1942: Heavy company of KV-1, one medium company of T-34s, and one light company of T-26,60, or BT-7. Plus the odd recon, I'm still working out the details for this, and the HQ for both battalions.
|The kits assembled thus far.|
|This is the NEW retooled version of the Hat T-34...|
|...and this is the junky old version, a stark difference even more realized in real life.|
|This is the Pegasus Hobbies BT-7, a very nice kit which I'm quite happy with. I literally built both kits from the box in less that five minutes!|
|Finally, this is the Pegasus KV-1, 1941 version. This is one of the kits I built years ago, I think I will continue with this color scheme for the rest of the Soviet tanks, it is just a little too dark for my taste though, opinions?|
Who's fault is it? Probably a ton of people, vote accordingly.