bolt action : german army support group "winter"
Adolph Hitler’s aggressive campaigns across the world ensured his troops would face the enemy in all environments and climates. None were more unforgiving than the harsh winters on the Eastern Front or in the Italian hills and mountains.
The resourceful German landser (common soldiers) often had to make do with little more than their standard issue woolen greatcoat, gloves, scarves and a steely determination to not only stave off the cold, but also be able to fight and win.
German officers were capable and often experienced leaders. Junior officers were trained to undertake the role own immediate superiors, enabling them to use their intuition to take control of situations when necessary.
This box contains a hq section consisting of 2 officers and a medic.
Known as “Hitler’s Buzzsaw” on account of its high rate of fire. The MG42 fired 1250 rounds/minute, more than twice that of the British Vickers Machine Gun and American Browning. Add this tremendous firepower to your Germans and give your infantry some much-needed support.
Unlike other armies, the Germans used the same machine gun both as a squad weapon and as a tripod-mounted support weapon. The tripod mount provided a much more stable firing platform and made it easier to keep up a continuous fire using a belt feed.
The box also contains a mmg team.
The Standard medium mortar for the Germans in WW2 was the Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective and accurate weapon that could provide long range, on call fire support. It’s crew could carry it in 3 pieces: base plate, tube and bipod. With enough ammunition it could maintain a rate of fire of around 15 to 20 rounds per minute out to a maximum range of 2,400 meters.
The final miniatures within the box are a medium mortar team.
This is a great little bundle for anyone looking to add some support teams to their German armies. The bundle is priced at £28 for 10 miniatures and 2 support weapons, which is a saving of £4.10 if bought separately.