One of my Italian motorcyclist counters has a cannon mounted on the bike! Is it just me or has anybody else noticed this? Perhaps Monsanto or somebody grafted the ordnance into the skin cells of the poor guys. I've ploughed through my collected histories of the war in the western desert and there's no mention of such a revolutionary weapon.
What a coincidence, I had Afrika Korps out today for a quick play of the Fort Capuzzo scenario. I checked, yeah, that looks like a big cannon on that cycle, but not very effective as it's the same fire power as an MG mounted cycle.
Nick I tihink that Panzer Grenadier infantry (in brodader acception of the word) and artillery counters are a bit cartonish... but that was the real thing... (tere was even a three weeled version with MG on the back).
Yes, I know what you mean. I have some old copies of The General magazine with pictures of the counters used in...is it Panzer leader? In some ways I prefer the more abstract counters used in those days. They seem more adult. I love PG though and play it more than any other game or series. I have just bought the updated Edelweiss and was a bit disappointed not to see any scenarios with the 5th mountain division on Crete but I now have two whole sets of Mountain troops. I am working on a Sevastopol 1941 scenario using these (a whole three-battalion regiment) with wire and ditch counters from Afrika Korps. No Italian motorbike artillery though I'm afraid!