|Some Staghounds from some Kiwi regiment or other.|
Recce units are in my opinion some of the bravest sonuvaguns out there - driving around ahead of the main force to find enemy emplacements and formations in small minimally armoured vehicles, sacrificing heavy armaments and armour for speed and (Most times) maneuverability.
In Flames of War, recce units have some cool and handy abilities to set them apart from other units that allow them to break off from combat, hide in cover better, reveal tricksy enemies to make them easier for your platoons to fire upon, make it harder for enemies to drop ambushes and they also get an extra free movement at the beginning of a game. These rules make for a very versatile and useful unit. Staghounds themselves are pretty well armoured when compared to other AC's and can withstand small-arms and even some smaller caliber gun shots too at a stretch. (The models themselves are almost the size of a Sherman tank to boot!)
|A Ford Lynx from the Canadian 12th Manitoba Dragoons. Love all the stowage on this thing!|
|Still have to add weathering and cut down paperclips for the coax machine guns.|
|From behind, showing stowage (From the Guards Armoured Recce and Open Fire boxed sets.)|
|Without a doubt, Battlefront Minis decals are too big for 15mm. But them's all I had so that's what I used.|
|The oilcans on this one were inspired by a cool pic I found of a real Staghound with exactly the same oilcan stowage on front. I also cut down decals to fit around the stowage here on both the hull and turret.|