The companion to Tigers in Combat I, volume II is the completion of Schneider's history of the units and formations equipped with the Tiger tank. The approach is the same as volume I, with the chronology of each regiment presented, supported by some superb photographs. The book is completed by details of regiment equipment, organisation, camouflage and markings. A section of excellent colour illustrations by Jean Restayn provides those interested in armour modelling with ideas aplenty. Overall, a superb book, which I highly recommend.
I read the first book "Tigers in Combat I" with much interest as the information it provided to the modeller was very much needed in order to give models a very real air of accuracy.
Tigers in Combat II follows the same format of the earlier book and is just as invaluable. It deals with the Major Tiger Battalions outside of the Army Tiger Units and provides much intersting reading and historical data right upto the end of the war with many fascinating phots, for example one photo shows a burnt out Tiger I in front of the Brandenburg Gates, taken in the last days of the siege of Berlin. I would highly recomend this book to modellers and military enthusiasts alike.
I bought it for modelling purposes - to paint a tank with the correct divisional markings and camouflage. This is an invaluable aid in this respect. Also, shows armour 'in the field' which is a great photographic guide for weathering models. The text informs you about each units whereabouts throughout their existence.