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120mm Artillery Battery (AIS726)

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includes one Command Rifle team, one Staff team, one Observer Rifle team, two four M65 120mm mortars with crew, one Small three-hole base, one Small three-hole base, one Medium four-hole base, four Large six-hole bases, & three Base plug sprues.

When Israel started producing its own weapons, one of the most important was the Soltam 120mm mortar based on a Finnish design.

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120mm Artillery Battery (AIS726) This weapon was simple to manufacture, making it ideal for Israel’s fledgling armaments industry, yet packed a hefty punch. Nearly half of Israel’s artillery battalions were equipped with 120mm mortars in 1967.

Unusually for mortars, these weapons are fielded by the artillery and have the skills, equipment, and ammunition to fire sustained bombardments.

Left & above left: The Command Rifle team.

Design by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The Staff Team
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Staff Teams
To do their job, a staff team needs lots of maps, plotting boards, charts and tables, not to mention radios and telephones. All this equipment prevents them from being very mobile or effective in combat.

Although they are an Infantry team, Staff teams are part of their Artillery platoon and move slowly as if they were a Heavy Gun team. A Staff team can shoot as a Rifle team, but cannot function as a Staff team in the turn it does so.

A Staff team can function just as well when it is mounted in its own Transport team as it can when Dismounted (as long as it is not Bailed Out or Bogged Down), but cannot function at all when mounted in another Transport team.
The Observer Rifle Team
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Observer teams need a good view of the battlefield in order to do their job correctly. Be sure to deploy them in a position where they have an excellent view of the battlefield such as on a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building.
The M65 120mm Mortar Teams
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The M65 120mm Mortar in Fate Of A Nation
Mobility Range
M65 120mm mortar Light 64" / 160cm - 3 3+ Smoke bombardment.
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Sometimes your weapons won’t destroy the enemy quickly enough to prevent them from wreaking havoc on your own troops first. One way to protect your troops in the meanwhile is to fire smoke at the enemy to temporarily impair their vision.

Only weapons listed as having the Smoke attribute in their Arsenal may fire smoke. Some weapons can also fire Smoke Bombardments (see page 136 of the main rulebook).
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• Add trucks for +5 points for the battery.
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The 120mm Artillery Battery Prepare To Fire
120mm Artillery Battery (AIS726)

Last Updated On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront