In my previous post about a recent Poland 1939 Combat Patrol ™ game, I showed some pictures of the Sarissa armored train MDF and paper kit. In a couple of the pictures you can see an empty area that was obviously meant for some sort of weapon. I thought that it would be a good place for an artillery observer or machine-gun crew. Duncan found this picture on the Warlord Web site:
While the train is obviously meant to be German, based on the shape of the turret provided for one of the other cars, I wanted it for a Polish armored train. I did some looking for Polish WWII anti-aircraft guns and found these pictures.
I figured it shouldn’t be too hard to find a 40mm Bofors anti-tank gun in scale for 28mm figures. Voila! Warlord had one in their Bolt Action line.
I figure that I could file the edges of the helmets down and make this a passable Polish crew. I have not seen the kit in person, but for every kit like this I have ever seen the carriage and the gun mount are separate. I can use this as a ground-mounted gun in some scenarios and then put the gun in the train for other scenarios. Unfortunately I just put in an order for Polish tankettes and the Wz-34 armored cars, so I won’t be ordering from Warlord any time soon, but it will go on my “next time I order” list.