Somau S35

This Somua S35 was on display at the Bovington Tank Museum.

Somau S35

The Somua S35 was a French cavalry tank of the Second World War. Built from 1936 until 1940 to equip the armoured divisions of the Cavalry, it was for its time a relatively agile medium-weight tank, superior in armour and armament to both its French and foreign competitors, such as the contemporary versions of the German Panzerkampfwagen III. It was constructed from well-sloped, mainly cast, armour sections, that however made it expensive to produce and time-consuming to maintain. During the German invasion of May 1940, the Somua S35 proved itself to be a tactically effective type, but this was negated by strategic mistakes in deploying its units.

Somau S35

I have a few of these in 15mm scale including a Flames of War Objective.

Flames of War French Somua S-35

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Flames of War General de Gaulle

A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he reached the temporary rank of Brigadier General, leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Fall of France, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling.

Charles de Gaulle is available for Flames of War and comes with a Somau S35 objective. The blister contains the metal parts and resin objective.

Flames of War General de Gaulle

The base for De Gaulle is quite simple, De Gaulle, a staff officer and a motorcycle combination.
The most challenging part of this base is the motorcycle combination. At one point I did consider leaving it off entirely….

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Has certainly put me off buying any French motorcycle combination platoons!

The Somau S35 objective was much easier to put together.

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Flames of War General de Gaulle

See the workbench feature on General de Gaulle.

Flames of War French Somua S-35

Somua S-35

The Somua S35 was a French cavalry tank of the Second World War. Built from 1936 until 1940 to equip the armoured divisions of the Cavalry, it was for its time a relatively agile medium-weight tank, superior in armour and armament to both its French and foreign competitors, such as the contemporary versions of the German Panzerkampfwagen III. It was constructed from well-sloped, mainly cast, armour sections, that however made it expensive to produce and time-consuming to maintain. During the German invasion of May 1940, the Somua S35 proved itself to be a tactically effective type, but this was negated by strategic mistakes in deploying its units.

So far I have one of these blisters.

Flames of War French Somua S-35

I really need three for a Medium Combat Platoon and a fourth as a command vehicle… well this one may be the command vehicle and I’ll get the other three at a later date.

Flames of War General de Gaulle

General de Gaulle

A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he reached the temporary rank of Brigadier General, leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Fall of France, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling.

Flames of War General de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle is available for Flames of War and comes with a Somau S35 objective. The blister contains the metal parts and resin objective.

Flames of War General de Gaulle