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Brummbär (Late) (GE136) Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
includes one Brummbär (Late) Assault Gun with Plastic Schürzen sprue.

The Brummbär was designed in response to the fighting at Stalingrad, where a well-armoured, hard-hitting assault gun would’ve proved its worth against the industrial buildings and factories. When the initial plans were shown to Hitler in October 1942, he liked the concept and demanded they be put into production as soon as possible. The first 40 were in production by April 1943.

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The Ardennes Offensive
In December 1944 the German forces on the Western Front made one last major push in the Ardennes and Alsace-Lorraine, trying to split the Allied forces in half and force them to negotiate a peace treaty. It was a daring all-or-nothing gamble.

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The Ardennes Offensive: German Forces in Lorraine and the Ardennes, September 1944 - February 1945
Brummbär (Late) (GE136) Brummbär first saw combat during the battle of Kursk with Sturmpanzerabteilung 216. Later 217, 218 and 219 Sturmpanzerabteilungs were formed with the Brummbär. The Brummbär continued in production until the end of the war and saw service on the Western, Eastern and Italian fronts.

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The Brummbär (Late) in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes

Slow Tank
Hull MG, Overloaded, Schürzen.
15cm StuH43 gun
Hull mounted, Bunker buster.
Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Hull-mounted Guns
Some tanks mount weapons in the front of the hull instead of in a turret to save weight or to make them easier to produce.

A hull-mounted weapon mounted in the front of a vehicle has a 180-degree Field of Fire covering everything in front of a line drawn across the front of the vehicle. If the weapon is mounted at the rear of the vehicle, the Field of Fire covers everything to the rear of a line drawn across the rear of the vehicle.

Later production models were modified to take a lighter model of the 15cm L12 Howitzer. The superstructure was also redesigned to lighten the load on the front suspension. Our model represents the early and mid models before modification to the superstructure in mid-1944.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Blake Coster

Brummbär (Late) (GE136) Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Super-heavy tanks and heavily-laden assault guns often overload their engines and suspensions, making them very poor at crossing obstacles.

When required to take a Bogging Check to cross Difficult Going, an Overloaded vehicle becomes Bogged Down on a roll of 1 or 2, rather than the usual 1. An Overloaded vehicle must re-roll successful Skill Tests to cross Very Difficult Going.
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No Saves from Big Guns
Some weapons are just so powerful that there is no chance of surviving a hit from them. These heavy guns are often mounted in tanks and self-propelled guns designed to break through enemy defensive lines.

Infantry teams, Gun teams, Passengers, and Unarmoured vehicles automatically fail their Saves when hit by a Breakthrough Gun or a Bunker Buster. This does not apply to Artillery Bombardments.
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Schürzen are the thin armoured plates hung on the sides of some German tanks to protect them from infantry anti-tank weapons, like anti-tank rifles and bazookas.

When a tank that is protected by Schürzen is hit by a weapon with a Firepower of 5+ or 6 on the Side armour by shooting and fails its Armour Save, roll a special 4+ Schürzen save:

■ If the save is successful the Schürzen protects the tank from the side shot.

■ If the save is not successful the shot penetrates the side armour as normal.
Content of the Brummbär (Late) Blister Pack
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Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Description of Components
a. 1x Right-hand side track.
1x Left-hand side track.
c. 1x Resin Brummbär (Late) hull.
1x Plastic Schürzen sprue.
e. 1x Hull MG.
f. 1x Commander & gun sprue.
g. 1x Rear mudguard sprue.
Assembling The Brummbär (Late)
Step 1. Begin assembling the Brummbär by attaching the rear mudguards to the end of each track.
Step 2. Next, attach the tracks to the resin hull.

Note:  Each track is also marked with a letter L or R to indicate orientation.
Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull.
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Tip: When refering 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.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull. Step 3. Attach the main gun to the front of the hull.
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Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Step 4. Next, attach the hull MG to the front of the hull.
Step 5. Time to add the commander's hatch.
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Below: The commander's hatch in place.
Below: You can also add the tank commander by re-positioning the hatch as shown in the examples below.
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Brummbär (Late) (GE136)
Below: The Brummbär (Late) fully assembled, minus the Schürzen. Step 6. To assemble the Schürzen you will need both of the skirts, both of the long mounting rails and two of the small mounting brackets (see the example below).
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Step 7. Attach the long mounting rail to the top of each skirt as shown in the example below. Step 8. Next, attach the small mounting brackets in the notch located at the rear of the hull.
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Below: Attaching the small mounting brackets to the rear of the resin hull.
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Step 9. Add a very small amount of hobby glue to each of the mounting brackets on the hull. Step 10. Next, attach the skirt to the mounting brackets using the long mounting rail.
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Step 11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 on the other side of the hull.
Below: With the Schürzen in place, the Brummbäar (Late) is fully assembled and ready for painting.
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Last Updated On Monday, September 5, 2016 by James at Battlefront