For the BONUS round I have painted a Rolls Royce Armoured Car. A very useful machine being used in several different continents and several different wars. They were withdrawn from service in 1941 and did se action in the Western Desert of WW2.
Black and white this photos does show one being used in the desert
using the angular camo I have depicted. Most of the 173 that were sent
to the desert were the 1939 pattern which has a different open topped
turret and an antitank weapon while this pattern clearly were still used
but only mount a Vickers MG. Mind you as the vehicles of the western
desert were not over powered compaired with the late war an MG was still
a very useful weapon. This is a FRONTLINE 20mm (1/72nd scale) vehicle
all cast in resin.
I have painted this in British
desert Camouflage of the period.The RAF British roundel was used in the
desert on these vehicles to clearly mark them as belonging to British
forces. I have seen evidence of Italian and even German use of this
vehicle in the western Desert in WW2 as resources and replacement
vehicles were not so easy to obtain so making use of captured equipment
was reasonably common.
intend to use the vehicle in WW2 Chain of Command games and should make
a few appearances as the vehicle should not cost too many extra points!
I have named the vehicle as well and the commanders
wife has her name on the side. I wanted a name of the period that was
easy to paint so I settled on "Flo" the short version of Florence. And I
hope that offends no one as it was not intended to.
The desert terrain is part of my collection and I hope it will serve as suitable for CoC.
Job done One bonus round complete!