Battlefield in a Box Train Tracks and the Tank Hunter cars. But of course, I am a wargamer. That means my wargamer brain said "look- we already have the tracks, the tank hunter cars, and spare 38(t)s. It just makes sense to buy the train!". So I did.
Imperial Guard Chimera.
Overall, I am happy with the way it turned out. The assault car was a bit of a pain to get right, and still looks a bit... "wibbly", but it's close enough for me. Painting it started off being a lot of fun, but by the end I was very happy to be done.
I had a few 38(T)s sitting around for my Early War guys that I hadn't gotten to yet, so I requisitioned 2 of them just to have every option. I think 70 points is a good buy for 2 38(t)s in late war. Plus, they count as an extra platoon to be put in reserve, leaving space to "front load" with better options, while ensuring you get TWO platoons for the price of one when you successfully roll reserves!
In game terms, I don't think it's *that* bad of a buy if you get a stripped down version. The artillery cars are basically veteran 25 pounders, at a fairly reasonable cost. Of course, this thing can't even survive the worst AT in Late War, so the train is definitely relegated to the back line. Unfortunately, this can be problematic as the train is so large it can block reserves, or restrict your own fields of fire.
I'm curious if the AA machine guns will be any good at knocking down AOPs or Jabbos!
I'm not sure I'll ever really use the Assault Car since the platoon inside must start as passengers. Seems like a good way to lose an entire platoon of infantry in one lucky shot.
It may not see much table time, but it sure is a cool part of my collection!
At full strength (as pictured) with a platoon of Panzergrenadiers (not pictured)
The way I'll probably wind up taking it:
As always- thanks to Easy Army!