Now many a German commander swears by the fear inducing strengths of the big cat Panthers and Tigers oh my! which are available but my love for the Panzer IV H rests on two key things.
First being the belief that more is better (So more Panzer IV's on the table is better than having a few big cats). Personally feel that the flexibility of the P.IV beats out the uber powers of the big cats, especially considering that the P.IV CAN kill essentially any allied medium tank and even a few of their heavies if you play it right. A boast that not all of the allied mediums can lay a claim to. Second thing is what's in the image below.
Panzer Commander! The actual memoirs of the heroic Hans Von Luck. This book is a must read for anyone who wants some insights into what going into war on the German side must have felt like, and on top of very interesting details regarding his campaigns (The man fought in Poland, France, The East Front, Afrika, France again and then back in The East Front) your also get to delve into the thoughts and sentiments of one of the most remarkable and inspiring individuals that there has ever been. Topping it all off, you get an appreciation for what the P.IV being a workhorse for the Wehrmacht really meant. Truly, words cannot express how excellent that book is so just go out there, get a copy and read it.
Panzer IV H's led by the Company Commander tank
Should have taken some side shots.. oh well next time.
Jagdpanthers led by the indomitable Hauptmann Blitz
Kill rings from the Tank Aces campaign.. Need to paint a couple more on as a matter of fact.
Great armor, great range, great AT and moves as quick as any medium tank. A very lethal combination that has led to them being instrumental in most of the games in which they feature in. They do cost a bomb though at a whopping 230 points a tank and tend to be fairly overindulgent when facing anything other than tank companies. Still, for sheer fear inducing fun factor they are a great choice to go with.