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Bolt Action: Afrika Korps
Product code: AC8265
Sent to bolster their beleaguered Italian allies facing the combined
forces of the British Commonwealth in North Africa, the Deutsches Afrika
Korps proved a dangerous opponent. Commanded by the legendary Erwin
Rommel, the Afrika Korps fought a series of ferocious battles in Egypt
and Libya as each side pushed the other to breaking point.
Fighting in what was referred to as the last 'Gentleman's War', the
German soldier was well respected by those he faced, be they British,
Australian, Indian or other nationalities. German tactics in the desert
had a profound and deadly effect on how the British armour and infantry
formations interacted with one another and these lessons were learnt for
the later conflicts in North West Europe.
The Afrika Korps foot troops were more than ably supported by the
dreaded '88' (8.8cm Flak) gun as a direct fire weapon and the ubiquitous
Panzer IV was developed into what the British troops referred to as the
'Pz IV special' - a tank the British tank commanders learnt to fear and
respect in equal measure. Battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and Gazala honed
their fighting capability, pushing the British High Command into changes
that would bring eventual victory in the desert campaign.
Supplied with a variety of headgear and weapon options Warlord Games'
highly detailed and dynamically posed Afrika Korps are ideal for
fighting in North Africa as well as into the Tunisian and the Italian
Afrika Korps set contains:
Enough plastic components to make 30 Deutsches Afrika Korps miniatures.
Includes a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations
and command models.
Equipment included: Kar 98K rifle, MP40 submachine gun, MG34 LMG, Pz 39
anti-tank rifle, 5cm light mortar and Luger pistol
Full-colour waterslide decal sheet.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Fri Sep 25 14:32:30 BST 2020 [web4]