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Bolt Action: British 8th Army
Product code: AC8264
Formed from the Western Desert Force in 1941, the British 8th Army
comprised men from across the British Commonwealth - British, New
Zealanders, Australians, Indians and South Africans. Following early
successes against the Italians in North Africa, the 8th Army suddenly
faced a new, more deadly foe - the Deutsches Afrika Korps led by their
mercurial commander, Erwin Rommel. Thus began a series of operations
with Allied and Axis forces being pushed back hundreds of miles only to
regain that territory and more with battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and
Beda Fomm becoming legendary. With the Allied victory in North Africa
the fighting soon encompassed Tunisia and then the very heartland of
Struggling against the oppressive daytime heat, choking dust and
freezing cold nights in addition to battling their German and Italian
opponents the 8th Army become more popularly known as the 'Desert Rats'
- a nickname adopted from the 7th Armoured Division, a key component of
the Western Desert force.
This boxed set contains a multitude of parts and options allowing you to
field soldiers as diverse as British, Sikh, Punjabi, Mosselman or
Scottish. Just the job to tackle Rommel's Afrika Korps or Mussolini's
British 8th Army contains:
Enough plastic components to make 30 British Commonwealth miniatures.
Includes a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations
and command models.
Equipment included: Lee Enfield rifle, Thompson submachine gun, Bren gun
LMG, Boys anti-tank rifle, Webley pistol and 2-inch mortar.
Optional Indian (Sikh, Punjabi and Yusufzai) and Scottish Highlander
Eclectic Games, Reading - Mon Apr 19 21:52:58 BST 2021 [web4]