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Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti
with Wayne Turner 

A couple of Panzerschreck tournaments ago I painted 900 points of Early-war Italians to partner up with my friend Victors German Panzers. In this doubles tournament these two force complimented each other quite well. With the release of Avanti for Mid-war I thought I’d take the opportunity to update this force from 1940 to 1942. My M13/40 tanks would become M14/41 tanks, losing their slow speed in the process.

My original Early-war army contained:

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

Compagina Carri (Tank Company)
Compagnia Carri HQ

M13/40 tank (x 1)

Carri Platoon 1

M13/40 tanks (x 5)

Carri Platoon 2
M13/40 tanks (x 4)
 
Support Units
Self-propelled Coastal Gun Platoon

Autocannone da 102/35 (x 2)

Light Anti-aircraft Platoon
Command Rifle team and 2 x 20/65 guns on 3-ton trucks

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

In Mid-war from Avanti this converts to:

M14/41 Tank Company  
M14/41 Tank Company HQ 2 Points

M14/41 tank (x 1)

 

M14/41 Tank Platoon 1  12 Points
M14/41 tank (x 5)  
M14/41 Tank Platoon 2 9 Points
M14/41 tank (x 4)  
   
Support Units  
Autocannone 20mm AA Platoon   3 Points
Autocannone (20mm) (x 2)  
90mm on Lancia Anti-tank Battery 12 Points
Lancia (90mm) (x 2)  (but using my Autocannone da 102/35 as a proxies)  
Total: 38 Points  

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

Now to add some things to bring it up to 100 points.

More tanks would be good, plus I get to build and paint the new plastic ones. So a third M14/41 Tank Platoon to the first Tank Company

M14/41 Tank Platoon 3
12 Points
M14/41 tank (x 5)  

I'll add a second company of tanks but I'll make my third unit a Semovente SP Battery.

Right: the Semovente Tank

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

M14/41 Tank Company  
M14/41 Tank Company HQ 2 Points

M14/41 tank (x 1)

 

M14/41 Tank Platoon 3
9 Points
M14/41 tank (x 4)  
M14/41 Tank Platoon 4
9 Points
M14/41 tank (x 4)  
Semovente SP Battery 16 Points
Semovente tank (75mm) (x 4)
 

Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti

I’ll add some extra support with the 100mm Howitzer for splatting pesky infantry and an  AB41 Amoured Car Platoon for Spearhead.

Left: The 100mm Howitzer

Support Unit  
100mm Howitzer Battery  12 Points
Howitzer (100mm) (x 4)  
AB41 Armoured Car Platoon 2 Points
AB41 (20mm) (x 3)   
Grand Total: 100 Points  

So that my initially idea for Avanti Italians. No doubt, that plan will change.
~Wayne


Last Updated On Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront