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Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101) Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
includes four resin and metal Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunters and one Unit card.

Faced with Russian tanks that their own tanks could not easily penetrate, the Germans hastily mounted captured Russian guns on obsolete Panzer 38(t) tank chassis. These effective tank-hunters quickly found their way to the desert where their ability as long-range tank killers was appreciated.

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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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Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101) Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)

The Marder (7.62cm) was the Germans' quick answer to the Soviets' heavily armoured KV and T-34 Tanks encountered in 1941 during operation Barbarossa. During the mass panic that was the initial Russian response to the German invasion, the German forces captured large numbers of 76.2mm field guns. The Wehrmacht soon put these to use in the anti-tank role, first as the PaK 36(r) after re-chambering to take the PaK 40 round.

Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101) Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
It was then decided to mount the PaK 36(r), on the Panzer 38(t) chassis as a self-propelled gun. The Panzer 38(t) was becoming obsolete by late 1941 and was considered too slow to be used as a reconnaissance vehicle. So it happaned that a former Czech tank was mated with an ex-Soviet field gun, proving itself a potent anti-tank weapon.
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101) Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)

The first Marder (7.62cm) prototype was built in December 1941, but it was not until April 1942 that full production was started, with 363 eventually being produced.

Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)  Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
The Marder served mainly on the Russian front in Panzerjäger detachments, but it saw its first combat in North Africa at the battle of El Alamein, the first six units being directly attached to the Afrika Korps HQ. A total of 66 were sent to Africa from May 1942 to November 1942.
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101) Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
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Marder (7.62cm) (x4)
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
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Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (x1)
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)

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