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Flames of War Showcase: Italian 10.5cm leFH1840 Artillery Guns painted as Germans

This article is a quick showcase of my Italian 10.5cm leFH1840 Artillery Guns that I painted as German crews for Flames of War. These are older miniatures and may no longer be available on the general market. That said, let’s take a closer look.
Flames of War Showcase - Italian / German 10.5cm leFH18/40 Artillery Platoon
A Showcase of Italian leFH1840 Artillery Guns painted as Germans.
10.5cm leFH18/40 Artillery (when the option is available in the army list), or as 10.5cm Le FH18 Field Howitzers (when the 18/40 option is not available). I have even used them as proxy 15cm sIG33 Guns for a game or two.
As a note, the artillery squad above is set up for Flames of War v3. I have not yet moved on the fourth edition. In this squad we have two spotters, a command team, a staff team and four guns.
Flames of War Artillery Team Commander
The Command team.

For those with keen eyes, I do apologize for the difference in colour temperature between the pictures above versus the pictures below.  🙂

Italian Staff Team Painted as Germans - Flames of War v3
The Staff Team.


Italian Spotters Painted as Germans - FOW
A set of spotters. The circular antennas are really interesting on these models.


Italian Spotters Painted as Germans - Flames of War
The second set of spotters.


I bought these artillery pieces piecemeal at a time when I was unable to locally source blisters for 10.5cm Le FH18 Field Howitzers. This platoon consists of two blisters of 10.5cm leFH18/40 Guns and an Italian Artillery Command Team blister.

Now, let’s look at those guns.

Flames of War Minis are like Miniature Dioramas.
I really do love basing miniatures. A good job basing makes a model pop even if you are not the best painter. One thing that I really like about Flames of War is that each base is like a miniature diorama.


A German Artillery Gun for Flames of War
A team of men load and fire a gun.


An Italian 10.5cm leFH18/40 Gun painted to represent germans using captured equipment
15mm figures are so quick and easy to paint. Prime, base coat, wash and you are done. I washed these figures in MinWax. The results look fantastic!


German Artillery Gun for Flames of War
Another crew working hard loading the guns.


10.5cm leFH18/40 Gun painted with a german crew
Great looking minis even without a lot of painting effort.

That is it for today. Hopefully everyone enjoyed this quick showcase.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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