Focus: Commando Amphibious Raiders

Send in the British Commandos for a water-borne assault!

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The Commandos – drawn from volunteers from within the United Kingdoms armed forces, the Special Service Brigade would swell to 30 individual units and 4 assault brigades. They carried out operations in all theatres, including Norway, the Channel Islands, the Mediterranean, France, Germany and Burma, and later inspired the formation of elite spearhead units such as the US Rangers.

Commando Canoe

One such SSB Royal Marine unit was detailed to carry out amphibious assaults, taking the fight to the Germans! This approach was exemplified in the operation to destroy the shipping in the port of Bordeaux. Starting from their submarine drop off 10 miles from the coast, 10 men paddled their camouflaged cockleshells through horrendous conditions 60 miles upstream to the port. Paddling by night and resting by day, just four of these ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ made it through to place their limpet mines and then attempt to make their daring escape!

In this set you get:

2x Cockle MkII canoes

4x RM Commandos with paddles

4x RM Commandos on foot weapons drawn

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Commando Amphibious Assault

A typical commando scenario could be the Bruneval raid- send your Royal Marines into capture a German emplacement on the cliff tops!

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In this set you get:

2x Cockle MkII canoe

4x RM Commandos with paddles

4x RM Commandos on foot weapons drawn

2x Sets of 1 Sandbag Emplacement

1x German Heer MG42

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Royal Marine Commando 2000pt Troop

Of course the cockleshell raiders were just the prelude to major attacks, so with the Warlord summer campaign just around the corner its time to prepare your spearhead assault force! Check out next week’s articles for a full army list, scenarios and more!

In this set you get:

2x sets of 25 plastic Commandos

1x Commando Characters

1x Commando Vickers K LMG

1x Commando Vickers HMG

1x Commando 3″ Mortar

2x LVT-4 ‘Buffalo’ Amtrac

1x Centaur CS

plus the Commando Amphibious Assault set:

2x Cockle MkII canoe

4x RM Commandos with paddles

4x RM Commandos on foot weapons drawn

2x Sets of 1 Sandbag Emplacement

1x German Heer MG42

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