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PostPosted: Fri 12 May 2017 08:54 am 
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I was hoping for some help in this one.... I want to do troops of tanks for the guards divisions. In 1/72 or 1/76 I need some info for what Guards units had what tanks please? What with the abundance of 'fast build' kits (cheap & in multiples) & the ease of obtaining decals, I thought they would make a nice set of displays. Also some guidance to specific markings (i.e. for individual troops or such) Any help will be greatly appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri 12 May 2017 09:34 am 
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1st of all, you will need to decide what period you are modelling- post D-day, or when the division was training in Britain: in NW Europe the division had Shermans and certainly M4A4s, but I will need to check my references.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 May 2017 10:01 am 
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Cheers czartan, post D-day, but I just had a friend mention Churchills & even Comets? Not sure if he winding me up as he has some kits he wants to offload on me (lol)
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PostPosted: Fri 12 May 2017 11:43 am 
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http://www.miniatures.de/toe-1944-guard ... ision.html

A few minutes searching online produced this- there is also an Osprey Vanguard I think.

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I believe the Guards Armoured initially had M4A4 Sherman V, including Sherman VC Firefly, in each of the three tank battalion that made up the 5th Guards Armoured Brigade. I have seen photographic evidence to suggest that replacement Sherman 1C Hybrid and possibly Sherman II may have been issued by Sepember 44. The division also had an Armoured Recce unit (2nd Batalion Welsh Guards) with Cromwell and later some 17-pdr Challengers.

Churchill were issued to the independant 6th Guards Tank Brigade, but not to the division. I don't believe they were issued Comet either.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 May 2017 13:06 pm 
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Thanks for all the info, it's really helped

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jun 2017 23:43 pm 
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Dan Taylor Modelworks has:
- a sheet of transfers for the 2 Bn Irish Guards, 5th Guards Armoured Brigade. Markings are provided for specific vehicles comprising 6 Sherman Mks V, a Vc, Humber Scout Car, a Stuart Mk VI and a M9A1 Halftrack;
- a sheet of transfers for 2 Bn Welsh Guards, 5th Guards Armoured Brigade. Markings are provided for 4 specific Cromwell Mks IV and two generic Cromwells; and
- a sheet of transfers for Churchills including a Mk IV and Mk VII from the 6th Guards Tank Brigade.

There are also markings for specific and generic Guards AFVs in sheets of transfers from Starmers Armour, Aleran, Decalcomaniacs and Skytrex.
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According to Wikipedia (and I'm confident on their dates; less certain on units) the Comet didn't enter service until Dec 1944, and then only with the 11th Armoured Division. From memory of the original Matchbox PK-81 boxing history, only about 50 hulls actually saw combat before VE Day.

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