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Italian P40 Heavy Tank – Flames of War

Italian P40 Heavy Tank

The war in North Africa has always been an interest of mine. The fact that the technology was relatively equal in quality through most of the period meant that neither side had an overwhelming advantage. The colorful cast of characters means that there is no end of fascinating rabbit holes one can go down.  The wide range of nationalities means that you can build forces for multiple scenarios and never grow bored.

I started with Flames of War (FoW) when it first came out and have been an on again, off again player. I do have a German and British force painted for the theater and will post pictures another time, but I just finished up a platoon that has been sitting on my painting desk for almost a year.

My best Friend/almost brother, Gary, gave me this late war platoon when I was in the hospital after an emergency gall bladder removal. If you ever want to get into  a hospital quickly, try 5:30 AM on a Sunday. It’s walk-in service.

I used the Army Painter Desert spray on these and followed up with the acrylic strong tome from Army Painter and then dry brushed them with Iraqi Sand from Vallejo. I have considered adding the platoon markings but did not want to make mistakes with older hands.

Italian P40 Heavy Tank

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Now I have about 2000 points left to paint on my Italian army for the period.

 

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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