As the harsh winds blow from the north and the snows blanket the forest, German forces hastily prepare for a last ditch attempt to break and divide the allied armies.
Our latest Warlord Range is perfect for bringing your battles into the winter of 1944-45. These miniatures are packed with character and really make you feel the bitter winter conditions the men must have endured on both the Eastern and Western fronts.
Box Contains a 10-man German Grenadier Squad in winter smocks and Greatcoats:
- 1 NCO with SMG
- 2 men with Rifles
- 3 men with Rifles and Panzer Fausts
- 1 man with Assault Rifle and Panzer Faust
- 1 man with Assault Rifle
- 2-man MG42 light machine gun team
Germany’s aggressive campaigns of conquest ensured that her armies would fight in many countries far from the fatherland and in starkly contrasting terrain and weather conditions. German soldiers were well-equipped for their venture into Europe, and later North Africa, but found themselves ill-prepared for the bleak, freezing and unforgiving Eastern Front.
When the Russian armies failed to collapse, the Wehrmacht found itself caught out on the Russian plains, freezing, literally in many cases, to death.
Gradually German industry caught up to correct the defects in winter clothing and the troops and their families even fashioned suitable winter gear to keep general frost at bay.
Clever use of white or reversible camouflage clothing and snow hoods helped to keep out the cold and hide the troops in featureless terrain. Gloves, mittens and thick felt boots blankets and scarves all meant that the landser might not only survive the bitter winters of the 1940s, but also be able to fight and win.
This range of German Grenadiers, in a wide array of winter clothing, represents very well the rag-tag look of soldiers of any winter front, from the Soviet Union to the Ardnennes. These figures are ideal for use as Heer or Waffen-SS in Bolt Action.