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German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)
At the start of the Germans' first assault on Stalingrad on 13 September, the division drove into the heart of the city. The Luftwaffe's bombing campaign had turned most of the city to rubble, and the 295th soon found itself embroiled in vicious house-to-house fighting. Their main objective was the well-defended Mamayev Kurgan, a massive hill in the middle of the city that provided an ideal vantage point for artillery spotting and for directing the battle. It was highly valued by both Soviet and German forces, ensuring the fight for it would be a bloody one. The 295th eventually took the summit, but were relentlessly subjected to Soviet sniper fire and counterattacks from the northern and eastern slopes of the hill. The fighting was savage, as the infantrymen fought with bayonet, grenade, and flamethrower to make any headway against a determined enemy.

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The German Grenadier Company includes:

• One Grenadier Company HQ
• Two Grenadier Platoons
• One Sniper Team
• Four sMG HMG Teams
• Four 5cm Anti-tank guns
• Four 10.5cm Howitzers
• Two 8.8cm AA Guns

• Complete A5 Flames Of War rulebook
• One German "Start Here" Guide
• Eight Unit cards.


German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

The bulk of the German army's soldiers was the venerable infantry of the Grenadier divisions. These foot troops were important for holding the ground the tanks captured, dealing with Soviet counterattacks, and clearing the streets in city combat. Grenadiers had some of the most difficult missions in the war, whether it was sitting in a frost-bitten trench or crawling through the ruins of Stalingrad. They were well equipped to do their job, with additional heavy machine-guns, anti-tank rifles, and more.

The heavy machine-guns of the MG platoon are essential for setting up a base of fire to support an infantry assault or destroy a Soviet human wave attack. Mounted on a tripod for long-range accuracy and with plenty of ammunition, it is an excellent defensive weapon. The company's heavy machineguns are allocated to the most exposed platoons

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

5cm PaK38 guns are mounted on light frames so that troops can move them into difficult areas where they can surprise enemy targets. They are built low to the ground, making them easy to conceal. As Soviet tanks became more heavily armoured, older anti-tank guns were replaced by the formidable 5cm PaK38 guns in late 1941.

The 10.5cm leFH18 light field howitzer's main mission was to support German attacks and to shatter enemy counterattacks before they reached their objective. They also provided a base of fire in a last-ditch line of defence. German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

The legacy of the famously versatile 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun on the Eastern Front began with its ability to deal with the heaviest Soviet tanks. The 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun is accurate out to a range of several kilometres giving it the ability to knock out tanks beyond the range at which they can reply.

During the battle for Stalingrad the Sniper became a dreaded fear for the soldiers of both sides. A well-positioned sniper could hold up whole platoons and companies with a few well-aimed shots. They cause panic and fear with their sudden strikes, taking otherwise confident units completely off guard, forcing them to take cover and halt their advance while they scanned the surroundings wondering who the next shot will hit. Weary veterans soon learned to move quickly and irregularly in the open and keep their heads down.

German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)

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Flames Of War 4th Edition Mini Rulebook (x1)
Quick Start Guide (x1)
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Click here to download the Start Here Guide
Plastic Grenadier Sprue (x4)
 German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)
Plastic Commander Sprue (x2) Plastic HMG Crew (x2)
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Plastic 5cm Gun Sprue (x4) Plastic 8,8cm Gun Crew Sprue (x4)
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Plastic 8.8cm AA Gun Sprue (x2)
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Plastic 10.5cm Gun Sprue (x2)
German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)
Plastic 10.5cm Gun Crew Sprue (x2) Plastic Gun Crew Sprue (x2)
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Sniper Team
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Plastic Bases
German Grenadier Company (GEAB23)
Unit Cards
German Force Card (x1)  Grenadier Company HQ (x1) 
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Grenadier Platoon (x1) sMG34 Machine-gun Platoon (x1)
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8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (x1) 10.5cm Artilery Battery (x1)
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5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (x1) Sniper (x1)
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Last Updated On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by Luke at Battlefront