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Frontline Report: Western Desert Support Groups

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The Western Desert Support Groups are a fantastic way to add some key units to your Commonwealth or Afrika Korps army.

These brilliant new sets combine several of our existing blister packs into one easy-to-use box, giving you everything you need to augment your existing force.

Each set contains:

  • 1x Command Group
  • 1x Medium Machine Gun
  • 1x Medium Mortar

Command Groups

If you’ve read our previous article, you’ll know how versatile these excellent sets are. You’ll get a Junior Officer, a Senior Officer, a Medic and a Forward Observer. If you’re looking to take your force to the next level, adding these versatile specialists is a great place to start.

Medium Machine Gun

Add some firepower to your force with these rapid fire weapons! Mounted on a sturdy tripod and well-supplied with ammunition, these machine guns are incredibly useful for laying down suppressive fire in support of an infantry attack, or defend a key location with a barrage of bullets.

Afrika Korps players get the opportunity have another opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic Hitler’s Buzzsaws special rule, gaining an extra attack dice for their MMGs.

Increase the mobility of your weapons team by mounting them in a vehicle, allowing them to rapidly redeploy to where they’re needed most.

Medium Mortar Team

Medium mortars are a cheap way to add some long-range firepower to your force. Despite their relative inaccuracy, they are perfect for engaging dug in targets or laying down smoke to cover a close assault.

Much like MMGs, they lack mobility but make up for it in raw firepower. Bombard the same target for long enough and you’ll soon find your range and start pinning the enemy down. Create a makeshift battery by making up some plastic light mortar teams and really lay down some hurt.

Support the Attack

Both Support Groups are available from our webstore today and a perfect complement to the El Alamein starter Set!

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Tom Mecredy
Tom spends most of his time buying books and painting miniatures. He enjoys putting animals on the bases of his miniatures and half-finishing side projects. Some say that he lives in a tower on top of some windswept northern hill with his wife and cow-patterned cat, Spaghetti.