Well we now have a price for the Flames of War Polish Armoured Train.
It’s a little more, well a lot more, than I thought it was going to be. To be honest I didn’t know or guess what it was going to be. I suppose I was looking more at £30-35 rather than the £52 price point.
My original idea was to buy it and convert it for use by the Germans or make a British version for Operation Sealion. I don’t have or intend to get a Polish army at this stage. I think at this time I might just leave it alone.
Pictures have emerged of the Polish Armoured Train that will be released for Flames of War.
Having seen these I am wondering about how Battlefront will do the track (if at all). Those who have looked into this will release that 15mm or 1/100th scale trains use a TT scale track which isn’t easily available (unlike OO/HO or N gauge track).
Well look what we have here arriving in March from Flames of War…
Yay, armoured trains! Probably the Polish armoured train from the sneak peek.
No more information, just the photograph, so no details about what is available or cost. Hopefully they will be doing track as well as the trains, seems obvious from the photograph, but you never know…
As well as Blitzkreig there is also Stalin’s Europe, so we might see Russian and German armoured trains in the future.
What we won’t see of course is the British armoured trains that were used following the success of Operation Sealion…
This found its way onto my workbench (and with the recent discussion on Operation Sealion) I thought people might be interested.
It is a 20mm German Armoured Steam Engine. Using a captured GWR Praire 2-6-2 Tank Engine, the German occupation forces would use armoured trains to protect the rail network from English terrorists (partizans) and important trains (carrying the ReichsMarshal of Great Britain for example).
Normally it would push a flat wagon with 40mm AT weapon on it and other wagons would include Flak wagons and heavy machine guns.
Actually I can’t remember purchasing the Dapol plastic kit, building it or even painting it!