The German army of the Second World War used a wide variety of light guns, field guns and howitzers based around the 75mm calibre. One of the most recognisable and widely used was the leIG (or ”leichtes Infanteriegeschütz” – meaning “light infantry gun”) – which was used for close support, and was light enough to be manhandled and repositioned by their crews.
The German Light infantry support gun mark18 was a short-barrelled 75mm howitzer. It was used throughout the war in most theatres and gave good quality, much needed support to the hard-pressed Infantry.
It could be towed by light tractor, or even pulled by hand into position where its low profile, small size and rapid fire made it a useful addition to the frontline strength.
Warlord’s model captures its stubby outline nicely and with its action packed 3 man crew is a no brainer to add to any force.
In Bolt Action
Rules for the leIG gun are covered by the ‘Light Artillery’ entry found on page 34 of the ‘Armies of Germany‘ Bolt Action supplement;
Cost: 40pts (Inexperienced), 50pts (Regular), 60pts (Veteran)
Team: 3 men
Weapons: 1 Light howitzer
– Gun shield
– Team weapon
– HE (D6)