With preposterous warnings of an Allied invasion from across the channel, your orders are to stand ready, be prepared with the Battle For Normandy German Defenders set…
The Allied forces have been sighted, bearing highly trained and specialised troops and equipment. Prepare your defences and don’t give an inch to the enemy! This force contains everything you need to combat the invaders.
This set contains:
- 6 x German Grenadier Sprue
- 3 x German Weapon Sprue
- 2 x 25mm round lip bases sprue
- 1 x German Army HQ Blister Pack
- 2 x German Heer MG42 HMG Team (1943-45) Blister Pack
- 1 x German Heer FOO team (1943-45) Blister Pack
- 1 x German Heer leFH 18/40 10.5cm howitzer (1943-45) Blister Pack
- 2 x German Heer 81mm medium mortar team (1943-45) Blister Pack
Breakdown of units:
German Grenadier Infantry
Contains 30 plastic figures
Well led from the highest command right through to the infantry squad, the German soldier fought on against overwhelming odds right to the last days of the war, delivering punishing counterattacks when least expected.
The sprue makes 6 men and includes 11 different heads and the following weapons:
- STG44 Assault Rifle
- PPSh SMG
- Kar 98K Rifle
- MG42 Light Machine Gun
- Rifle Grenade attachment
- MP40 Sub-machine Gun
- Kar 98K Rifle
- Gewehr 43 Rifle
- Stick grenade
German Army HQ
Contains 4 metal figures
German officers were capable and often experienced leaders. Junior officers were trained to undertake the role of their immediate superiors, enabling them to use their intuition to take control of situations when necessary.
German Heer MG42 HMG Team (1943-45)
Contains 3 metal figures + Machine gun
German Heer FOO team (1943-45)
Contains 3 metal figures
Forward observers are liaison officers responsible for coordinating the attack of heavy artillery batteries from behind the lines or aircraft strikes. They are likely to be accompanied by a radio operator and other immediate attendants.
German Heer leFH 18/40 10.5cm howitzer (1943-45)
Contains 4 metal crewmen + 1 Artillery piece
The Germans employed howitzers of 105mm calibre and larger at the divisional level. These long-ranged weapons would be unlikely to see the action up close unless of course, they were to be caught up in a rapid enemy advance.
German Heer 81mm medium mortar team (1943-45)
Contains 3 metal figures + 1 Mortar
The standard German medium mortar of the war was the 81mm Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective and accurate weapon that could provide long-range fire support and was used throughout the conflict on most theatres.
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