Panzer Brigade 150 – Ardennes offensive (I – Stug III)

The Panzer-Brigade 150 (in some sources listed as the 150. SS-Panzer-Brigade) was formed to take part in the Ardennes offensive, with the task of capturing the bridges at Ama, Engis and Huy. The 2.500 men in this unit came from all parts of the Wehrmacht, 1.000 from the Heer, 500 from the Waffen-SS, 800 from the Luftwaffe and 200 from the Kriegsmarine.
Apart from a few captured US vehicles, some of the vehicles in this unit were modified to look like US vehicles, for example the Panther tanks were modified to look like M10 tank destroyers. Two captured Sherman tanks were also transferred to this unit, however none of them saw any action due to technical problems.
Order of battle
Kampfgruppe X (SS-Obersturmbannführer Willi Hardieck, later SS-Hauptsturmführer Adrian von Foelkersam)
• HQ
• 3 x Infantry Company (Ford trucks)
• 2 x Armored Infantry Platoon
• 2 x Anti-tank Platoon
• 2 x Heavy mortar Platoon
• Engineer Platoon
• Signal Platoon
• -5 Panther tanks & 5 StuG III
Kampfgruppe Y (Hauptmann Scherff)
• HQ
• 3 x Infantry Company (Ford trucks)
• 2 x Armored Infantry Platoon
• 2 x Anti-tank Platoon
• 2 x Heavy mortar Platoon
• Engineer Platoon
• Signal Platoon
• -5 Panther tanks & 5 StuG III
Kampfgruppe Z (Oberstleutnant Wolf)
• HQ
• 3 x Infantry Company (Ford trucks)
• 2 x Armored Infantry Platoon
• 2 x Anti-tank Platoon
• 2 x Heavy mortar Platoon
• Engineer Platoon
• Signal Platoon

Equipment:
• 1 Sherman operational and 1 in long term repair
• 5 Panthers operational
• 5 StuG IIIs operational
• 4 SdKfz 250/1s operational
• 6 SdKfz 251/1s operational
• 6 M3 halftracks (American) operational
• 6 SdKfz 234/1s operational
• 4 M8 armored cars (American) operational
• 12 motorcycles with sidecar (German)
• 1 motorcycle with sidecar (American)
• 43 motorcycles (German)
• 20 motorcycles (American)
• 28 jeeps (American)
• 6 light civilian type car (German)
• 36 medium civilian type car (German)
• 9 heavy civilian type cars (German)
• – 64 light trucks (German)
• 56 medium trucks (German)
• 8 medium trucks (American)
• 6 heavy trucks (German)
• 1 truck (American)
• 1 truck (German)

Here the first tank, Stug III Esartz.
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A conversión form Armour Fast and some scratch pieces:
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For painting i have used Vallejo: 887 + 890. Later i have applied a Green wash with green ink from GW.

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Near Bastogne
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Sdkfz 222 from Airfix
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Sdkfz 251 from PSC
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Panzer korps Ardennes battle1944

Making off of the panzer korps building for Ardennes Battle:
Halftrack , figures and tanks are from:
* Plastic soldier company
* ESCI
* Armour Fast
* Italeri
* Hat

First of all paint them, with usual 3 German colours (Middlestone, Green and Brown):
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Wash with GW (Sepia or Deblan mud)
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with hät commander
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In the snow:
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