So im starting into the armor of my two armies. One american one german. I want to have about three vehicles each. I have one sherman 76 and am thinking about getting another along with either the m18 or m36. German i was thinking either two pz4s and a stug or panther or a stug, pz4 and panther. but i dont know. any suggestions?
I find these are decisions of a personal nature. If you like the tanks and want an excuse to field them, then go with all three. If you want a particular effect, then go with two of a type. Myself, I would go with just one type altogether because I would field them as a troop. Each to their own, really. I would field two or three stugs. It would make the games more interesting because the stug has a limited arc of fire and is forced to move to change it. It gives the opponent something to think about, because he has to do something to make you move them and it makes you think carefully about your deployment, trying to place them so that they don't have to move.
If you take the view that your force represents part of an infantry formation, then it makes sense, for the Germans, to go with maybe 2 Stugs and either a Panther or a Panzer IV. For the US I'd probably go with 2 Shermans and a tank destroyer.
But you should go with what makes you happy like Big Al says. With actions this small it's a bit harsh to insist on any kind of strict adherence to orders of battle. You can always make the excuse that that King Tiger or Jumbo Sherman just 'turned up'.
Well, I have a few suggestions, I don't know much about the German army, but the backbone of the German Panzer divisions was the Panther tank. So I suggest maybe one or two of those. The Stug and Panzer II were used often also. About US armor, Sherman tanks were used by far in a way the most of any tank in the US arsenal. M10s were pretty mean weapons, to. I only have one Sherman 75mm to support my Infantry, but I plan on one more and and an M10. But it totally depends on what suits you. But I wish warlord had some M18 Hellcats.....
All depends on what rules system you are using I suppose. Some let you field more armour than would be realistic. Check what you can field before purchasing, nothing worse than having a really nicely painted tank sitting on the sideboard as a spectator