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Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)

Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)
includes one Command Rifle team, one Observer Rifle team, three Mortar Sections, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base, six Medium four-hole bases, two plastic hole plug sprues.

While the mortar platoons of the Allied armies have just two tubes, the German equivalent has six 8cm GW34 mortars. This gives the commander of a German infantry battalion timely and flexible local artillery support in a way that the Allies can not match.

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Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865) Although the mortars are nominally under the direct control of the battalion commander, this firepower is made available to the individual rifle company commanders.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

Above left & left: The Command Rifle team.
The Observer Rifle Team
Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865) Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)
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 8cm GW34 Mortars
Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865) Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)
The 8cm GW34 Mortar in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
8cm GW34 mortar
Man-packed 24"/60cm
2
2
6
Smoke, Minimum range 8"/20cm.
Firing bombardments
  40"/100cm -
2
6
Smoke bombardment.
Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865) Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)
The 8cm GW34 mortar is rated as a Man-packed; therefore it can move up to 6"/15cm in the movement step. This allows them to keep up with the infantry, making them ideal to move forward and support the infantry.
Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865) Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)
The 8cm GW34 mortar has the ability to fire smoke as a Smoke bombardment. Smoke can be used to conceal your units as they advance across the table or to prevent a specific enemy unit from targeting your troops.
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The Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) Prepare To Fire
Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat) (GE865)


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront