Providing transport for the NEW German plastic infantry, from the Blitzkrieg and on into Russia, comes the NEW plastic Opel Blitz that can also be made as the army workhorse – the Maultier!
Extensively used across all fronts, the stout chassis of the Opel Blitz would see many variants throughout the war
The fantastic new plastic infantry that come within the Opel Blitz/Maultier set come on their own frame (sprue) in 2 strips of 5 bodies and 10 separate legs pieces making for an extremely adaptable set of 10 seated (possibly tank rider) troops!
With a quick bit of flexing the bodies can pop apart allowing you to make singles or strips for all your different vehicles!
The Opel Blitz came as a Type S 2 wheel drive and a Type A or “Allrad” that had a 4 x 4 chassis, enabling it to cope with most conditions and provided a superb structure on which were built such conversions as a radio truck (a metal and wood superstructure on the rear that housed radio equipment), Kfz. 385 Tankwagon (a specialized fuel tanker conversion), plus a variety of local workshop produced anti aircraft weapon platforms – mounting everything from the standard Wehrmacht 20mm & 37mm AA to the more feared Quad 20mm Flakvierling 38 AA gun.
Perhaps a more famous adaptation was the Opel Maultier “Mule” half-track. Introduced in 1941 following the dire Rasputitsa conditions of the Eastern Front that had brought the entire army to a stand still. This conversion, utilizing the track system of the obsolete Panzer I (as well as other versions with captured Bren Carrier tracks) gave the German army a very competent all purpose mover that would see action through out the rest of the war on all fronts.
The new Warlord Games plastic kit features crisp detail in an easy to build format and allows you to build either the standard Opel Blitz truck with canopy up (with the canvas open or closed at the rear) or down, or the enigmatic Maultier variant. A frame of the new seated infantry is included plus you’ll find all those cool extras, such as data cards and vehicle damage markers, to help field either vehicle on your Bolt Action battlefield!
Don’t forget that you will also have a full-colour building guide and waterslide decals to build either variant!
- Components to make 1 Opel Blitz, or Maultier variant, model.
- Complete, full colour – building & painting guide.
- Plastic Seated Infantry
- Waterslide Decals
- Clear acetate template for windscreen and side windows
- Play data cards
- Smoke & damage markers
Here’s some we caught on camera in the studio earlier!