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Mark V* (GBBX03)

Mark V* (GBBX03)
Includes two Mark V* tanks

The Mark V* (read as Mark 5 Star) introduced the new concept of a battle taxi. It was made longer to accommodate a section of infantry to be deployed from the tank once it had reach the enemy positions.

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

Learn more about Great War here...
Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
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The Mark V* Male
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The Mark V* Male in Great War
The Mark V* ‘Male’ variant carried two six pounder guns and four .303" Hotchkiss Mk 1 machine-guns.
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon 
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Fire
power
 
Mark V* Male 4"/10cm 1 1 1 Carries three passengers, Landship, Rough ride, Self-defence MG, Reliable, Very wide tracks. 
 OQF 6 pdr gun
24"/60cm
2 6 4+
Side mounted.
 OQF 6 pdr gun
24"/60cm
2 6 4+
Side mounted.
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Very Wide Tracks
The British Mark V* tank was very long and could cross trenches and other deep obstacles with ease.

If a Tank team with Very Wide Tracks becomes Bogged Down while attempting to cross Rough Terrain, roll again. On a roll of 3+ the vehicle immediately frees itself and continues moving. 

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Landships

In Flames Of War, some tanks are Landships and use the special rules on pages 6-7 of Great War, in addition to the other Great War Tanks rules.

Most notably, Landships can withstand a lot of punishment and still keep fighting. When shooting or artillery would usually destroy a Landship, a second Firepower Test is made, and if it fails, the Landship is only Damaged, and a Damage marker is placed on the Landship.

Check out the full Landships rules in Great War... 

Landships Damage Token Set (TK906)
The Mark V* Female
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Landships
The British Mark V* tank was very long so it could carry a section of troops as passengers. Unfortunately the ride was so unpleasant that most troops were left dazed and sick from the fumes after their ride and needed some time to recover.

In a Step in which Passenger teams dismount from a Mark V* tank, their platoon is immediately Pinned Down. 

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The Mark V* Female in Great War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Mark V* Female 4"/10cm 1 1 1 Carries three passengers, Four Side-mounted MG, Landship, Mobile fortress, Rough ride, Self-defence MG, Reliable, Very wide tracks. 
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Contents & Assembly Guide for the Mark IV Box Set
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have any issues with any of the components.
The Mark V* Male & Female Tank
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Mark V (GBBX02) WWI British Tank Decal Sheet
Assembling The Basic Mark V*
Step 1.
Begin assembling the Mark V* by attaching the tracks to the resin hull.
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Step 2. There are four machine-gun holes in the Mark V*. The front, back, left and right positions are shown below.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Assembling The Mark V Female Sponsons
Each Mark V* Female uses two female sponsons. These sponsons are ambidextrous and therefore can be used on both sides of the vehicle. Step 1. Add the machine-guns to the sponsons.
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Below: The machine-guns added to the sponsons.
Below: To ensure the sponsons are the correct way, the two small circles on the face should be the closest side to the ground.

Step 2. Next, attach the sponsons to each side of the hull.

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Below: An example of a fully-painted Mark V* Female tank.
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Assembling The Mark V* Male Sponsons
Unlike the female sponsons, male sponsons are side-specific to the vehicle. On the back of each sponson is a letter 'R' or 'L' indicating which side of the vehicle it attaches. Step 1. Attach the 6 pdr guns to each of  the sponsons.
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Step 2. Next, attach the machine-guns to each of the sponsons.
Step 3. Attach each the sponsons to each side of the hull. Below: The fully assembled Mark V* Male.
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Below: An example of a fully-painted Mark V* Male tank.
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Using Rare Earth Magnets To Attach The Sponsons
If you don't want to permanently attach the sponsons to the hull, you can use rare earth magnets in order to swap them out to create any combination of Mark V* Male and Female tanks.

Learn more tricks and tips on using Rare Earth Magnets here...
Step 1. Attached a rare earth magnet into the sponson recess. Step 2. Attach a rare earth magent into the back of the sponsons.
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Happy Modeling!

~George


Last Updated On Thursday, October 22, 2015 by James at Battlefront