Saturday, 8 September 2012

Warlord Games: Sdkfz 251 Halftrack

This is the SDKFZ 251 half-track IFV of the 3rd Reich, Usually referred to as 'Hanomags'. 

Popular culture gives the impression that the army of the 3rd Reich was a modern, mechanised force but nothing could be further from the truth. Most of the army was WWI in composition relying almost totally on horses and shank's pony for transportation. They bought the horses from the British Army when it fully mechanised in the 1930s.

Even in the Panzer Divisions there were never enough Hanomags to transport the panzer Grenadiers and most were carried in lorries.

I built this from a Warlord Games kit 'straight out of the box' The photos below shoe the model 'out of the box' and assembled and undercoated. You can build it empty or with a gunner and I opted for the latter. The resin was remarkably flash and bubble free and was easy to trim with a knife.

Interior decoration is good with slatted seats and stowage bins filled with 'stuff'.

A very nice model. All I have to do is add some sinister crosses from one of my decal sheets and it's finished.


  1. Nice, I have to get some Opals and 251s for my Germans.

  2. Dear styx
    Where would a panzergrenadier be without his 251.