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Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)

Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
includes four plastic Sd Kfz 251 Half-track sprues, four plastic Crew sprues, two plastic Panzergrenadier sprues, one Half-track decal sheet, one Small three-hole base, three Medium four-hole bases & three Medium five-hole bases.

The Panzergrenadier regiments are the assault infantry of the German armoured divisions and the Armoured  (or Gepanzert) Panzergrenadiers are the hard spearhead of any infantry assault.

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They are noted for their speed, mobility, and great firepower. Because they’re part of a Panzer Division they cooperate closely with the tanks of the Panzer Regiment.

Armed with two MG42 machine-guns for each squad the Panzergrenadier Platoon can unleash a substantial volume of firepower. Mounted in their armoured Sd Kfz 251/1 half-tracks they travel into battle. They can fight on foot or assault from their vehicles.    

They do not fight according to linear and frontal principles, like the Grenadiers, but try and force their way through the lines into the rear of the enemy positions.

Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
The Panzergrenadiers are at their best when they put their mobility and firepower to use in combined operations with the Panzers. Panzergrenadiers will often precede the Panzers in an assault; attempting to create situations the highly mobile tanks can take advantage of.

Whenever tough hand-to-hand fighting is required the Panzergrenadiers are called forward and their gritty determination and excellent combat skills put them in good stead to clear enemy positions.
If successful, they often clamber back aboard their carriers and pursue the enemy.
The Plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 Half-track Sprue
Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
On defence they can often be equally effective, having an extensive allotment of heavy support weapons available from their company, battalion and division.

Often during successful offensive operations they are required to hold off enemy counter-attacks until reinforcements arrive to replace them in the newly won positions. They may have to hang on for some time while slower motorised and foot troops catch up to their positions.


Half-track designed by Will Jayne
Figures designed by Matt Bickley
Figures painted by Mike Haught
Vehicles painted by Blake Coster
The Plastic Panzergrenadier Sprue
Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
The Plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 Crew Sprue A Fully-Assembled Plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 The Half-track Decal Sheet
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Painted Examples Of The Dismounted Panzergrenadier Platoon
Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
Painted Examples Of The Plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 Half-tracks
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The HQ Section Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm) Optional Upgrade
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Upgrade Option
Replace the Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track in the HQ Section with a SDkfz 251/10 (3.7cm) half-track at no cost.
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The Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm) in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm) Half-tracked 1 0 0 Passenger-fired AA MG.
3.7cm PaK36
16"/40cm
2
6
4+

Hull mounted.

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Passenger-fired Weapons
Some transport vehicles come equipped with an onboard machine-gun, but are only crewed by the driver,
meaning the weapon can only be fired when passengers are mounted in the vehicle.

Vehicles with Passenger-fired weapons can only shoot those weapons if a Passenger team is Mounted in the vehicle. A single Passenger team can fire all of a vehicle’s Passengerfired weapons.

A team that fires a Passenger-fired weapon cannot Dismount in the same turn, except to escape the destruction of their vehicle.
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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.
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The Stock Sd Kfz 251/1 Of The Panzergrenadier Platoon
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The Sd Kfz 251/1 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track Half-tracked 1 0 0 Hull MG, Passenger-fired AA MG.
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Hull MG
Most tanks mount a machine-gun in the front of the hull for extra firepower.


The field of fire of a Hull MG includes everything in front of a line across the front of the vehicle’s hull.

A Hull MG cannot fire at the same time as a hull-mounted Main Gun.
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Special Rule
The Gepazerte Panzergrenadier Platoon may use the Mounted Assault special rule.

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Mounted Assault
German armoured half-tracks are unique in having a dedicated vehicle commander (who crews the machine-gun) as well as a driver. This gives them a greater degree of independence than similar vehicles in other armies. They have learned to fight from their half-tracks in contrast to others who just use their half-tracks as battle taxis.

See page 243 of the rulebook to learn more about the Mounted Assault special rule.
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The Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon HQ Section
Below: The Command Panzerknacker SMG team. Below: The Command Panzerfaust SMG team.
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Upgrade Option
Replace the Command MG team with a Command Panzerknacker SMG team for +5 points or a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +10 points.
The First Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Squad
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The Panzerknacker SMG Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
SMG team 4"/10cm 3 1 6 Full ROF whem moving.
Panzerknacker teams are rated as Tank Assault 5.
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The Second Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Squad
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The Panzerfaust SMG Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank Firepower
Notes
SMG team 4"/10cm 3 1 6 Full ROF when moving.
Panzerfaust 4"/10cm 1 12 5+ Tank Assault 6. Cannot shoot in the Shooting Step if moved in the Movement Step.
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The Third Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Squad
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The MG Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
MG team 16"/40cm 3 2 6 -
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The Panzergrenadier Platoon Dismount Their Half-tracks
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The Contents for the Panzergrenadier Platoon Box Set
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Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
Description of Components
a. 4x Plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 Half-track sprues.
Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76)
Description of Components
a. 2x Plastic Panzergrenadier infantry sprue.
Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76) Half-track Crew Sprue
Description of Components
a. 4x Plastic half-track crew sprues.

Half-track Decal Sheet
Description of Components
a. 1x Half-track decal sheet.

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Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76) Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 3x Medium four-hole bases.
c. 3x Medium five-hole bases.
Assembling The Plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon
Blake demonstrates how to assemble the new plastic Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track and the accompanying Panzergrenadier Platoon.

Assembling The Plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon...
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Last Updated On Friday, February 22, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront