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Death Or Glory Boys With Casey

Death Or Glory Boys With Casey
with Casey Davies

Years ago when we re-printed the first print run of Desert Rats I got super excited about the Death or Glory  Armoured Squadron. I thought the idea of a mixed company of Infantry tanks and fast cruiser gun-tanks was really interesting.At the time we also needed someone to paint an army to feature in book photos and battle-reports, so it was a perfect mix.

Left: Casey assembling a mountain of Team Yankee BMPs

While I no longer have that army, It’s cool to see that the Death or Glory boys have returned in Armoured Fist. With the addition of the Plastic Valentines, if I didn’t already have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy too many projects on the go at the moment, its definitely an army that I would consider making again.

The force that I’d build now is very similar to the list form Version 2. My old 1500 point list was a double company force of:

Company 1
HQ (2x Valentine III, 2x Crusader CS)
2x Valentine III Platoons (3x Valentine III)
2x Crusader III Platoons (3x Crusader III)

Company 2
HQ (3x Lees)
2x Valentine III Platoons (3x Valentine III)
2x Crusader III Platoons (3x Crusader III)
3x Universal Carriers.

Right (and below): photos of Casey's old army from V1 Desert Rats

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Looking at Armoured Fist I’d still take a double formation of Death or Glory. The great thing about this list in Version 4, unlike previous versions, is that if you break one formation the other one keeps fighting, making the force much more survivable.

My 100 point list for Death or Glory would be:

Death Or Glory Squadron 1  
Valentine Death Or Glory Squadron HQ 10 Points

Valentine III 2pdr (x 1)

 

Crusader CS (x2)

 

Valentine Death Or Glory Troop 1 10 Points
Valentine III 2pdr (x 3)  
Valentine Death Or Glory Troop 2
10 Points
Valentine III 2pdr (x 3)  
Crusader III Death Or Glory Troop 3 9 Points
Crusader III 6pdr (x3)  
Crusader III Death Or Glory Troop 4 9 Points
Crusader III 6pdr (x3)  
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Death Or Glory Squadron 2  
Lee Death Or Glory Squadron HQ 18 Points

Lee 37mm & 75mm (x 3)

 

Valentine Death Or Glory Troop 1 10 Points
Valentine III 2pdr (x 3)  
Valentine Death Or Glory Troop 2
10 Points
Valentine III 2pdr (x 3)  
Crusader III Death Or Glory Troop 3 9 Points
Crusader III 6pdr (x3)  
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Support  
Humber Armoured Car Troop 3 Points

Humber 15mm (x 3)

 

Universal Carrier Patrol 2 Points
Universal Carriers (x 3)  

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As you can see  I can manage to field almost the same army as I could previously. I’m down one Crusader platoon in the second formation and one Valentine in the first formations HQ. Having said that though, I think this new army will do much better. The downside of multiple companies being removed and the armoured cars and Universal Carriers gaining Spearhead makes this army much more aggressive and it will be able to get in the opponents faces much quicker

I’ll have to borrow the studio models and see if the theory pans out.

~Casey


Last Updated On Monday, April 30, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront