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Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)

Bäke's 'Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
includes four plastic Panzer III (Late) tanks, three plastic Panzer IV (Late) tanks, two plastic Tank Commander sprue, three, 15cm Nebelwerfer guns, three plastic Gun Crew sprues, one mini 4th Flames Of War rulebook, two Decal sheets and seven Unit cards.

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Hartmann wiped sweat and dust from his forehead with a muttered curse.

'Hold here,'

he called down through the open hatch and braced himself as the panzer slowed to a halt in the grass of the steppe. He peered up the slope ahead, seeing tan dust rising to meet the gathering clouds from beyond the crest. 

'Turret, front – fifteen degrees. Get a bead right on the top of that ridge'. 

Looking ahead he saw the other tanks in his platoon had halted. He thumbed the transmit button on his microphone.

'Loaders, ready with reloads. That’s a lot of dust so look alive.'

Ghost Panzers
As the ground hardened after the muddy Russian Spring, the German army prepared to launch their Summer offensive, codenamed Operation Citadel. The target was Kursk, a city in the centre of a huge bulge in the front line, where several Soviet armies could be cut off and destroyed.To ensure success, new weapons were rushed to the front, including Ferdinand heavy tank-hunters and Panther medium tanks. These were combined with several panzer and panzergrenadier divisions, totalling an impressive 2450 tanks and assault guns. Over 3600 Soviet tanks were waiting for them, setting the scene for the largest tank battle on the Eastern Front...

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Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)

Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)

The 7.5cm gun version of the Panzer III proved an able support weapon but by the summer of 1943, despite its long and proven battle record, the tank was starting to show its age. To remedy this, it was uparmoured to bring it up to date. Ideally, the panzer divisions were meant to have two battalions of Panthers and one with Panzer IV tanks. While the tankers waited for the production lines to catch up with this demand, the units had to make do with older, but uparmoured, Panzer IIIs.

Panzer IV tanks have received a new longer barrelled 7.5cm gun, making it ideal for taking out Soviet medium tanks. Like the Panzer III, the Panzer IV also received more frontal armour and sideskirts. More than capable of holding its own in battle, the Panzer IV would not be outshone by the Panther.

 

Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)

Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)

The six-barrelled 15cm Nebelwerfer rocket launcher terrified Soviet soldiers, delivering six screaming rockets per launcher and scattering rockets each packed with 31.8 kg (70 lb) of high-explosives across a wide area.

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Flames Of War 4th Edition Mini Rulebook (x1)
Plastic Panzer III (Late) Sprue (x4)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Plastic Panzer IV Sprue (x3)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Plastic 15cm Nebelwerfer Sprue (x3)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Plastic Gun Crew (x6 crew sets) Plastic Bases
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Plastic Tank Crew (x2) Panzer Decal Sheet (x2)
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Unit Cards  
Ghost Panzers Formations and Movement Orders (x1) Panzer III & IV (Late) HQ  (x1)
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Panzer IV (Late) (x1) Panzer III & IV (x1)
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Flammpanzer III (x1) 15cm Nebelwerfer Battery(x1)
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Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)
Bake's Fire Brigade (Plastic) (GEAB17)


Last Updated On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront