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Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
includes five plastic Panzer IV tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue, one Decal sheet and five Unit cards.

The Panzer IV equips one company in each tank battalion. Its role is to provide heavy fire support for the lighter Panzer III tanks of the other companies. Initially, the companies had two platoons of short-barrelled Panzer IV tanks as artillery support. As the Battle of Gazala progressed, long-barrelled versions arrived, replacing the artillery support role with a heavy anti-tank capability. 

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Afrika Korps
The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88’ dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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After the Battle of El Alamein, the proportion of Panzer IV tanks increased, so the fourth company's third platoon was sometimes equipped with Panzer IV tanks as well. 
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)

The short-barrelled Panzer IV was designed as an artillery support tank to back up the lighter Panzer III. Its heavy
7.5cm gun made it particularly useful against anti-tank guns.

Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)

As the desert war went on, increasing numbers of Panzer IV tanks were armed with the long-barrelled 7.5cm KwK40, switching from an artillery support role to a heavy anti-tank support role.

Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
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Plastic Panzer IV Sprue (x5)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
Plastic Tank Commander Sprue (x1) Decal Sheet (x1)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
Unit Cards
Afrika Korps force card (x1) Movement Orders reference card (x1)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)
Panzer IV Tank Company HQ (x1) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (x2)
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97) Panzer IV Tank Platoon (GBX97)

Boot Camp Battle Report
Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats
To conclude the lessons laid out in the 4th Edition Boot Camp, Phil and James put the theory into practice by playing a 62-point game using the Free For All mission.

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats


Last Updated On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by James at Battlefront