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StuG A (GE120)

StuG A (GE120)
includes one StuG A Assault Gun & one Tank Commander figure.

The concept of the Sturmgeschütz (StuG), or assault gun, began in 1936 after a request for an armoured vehicle for the artillery that could provide support for the infantry through direct fire against machine-gun nests and bunkers.

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On 1 September 1939, Hitler plunged Europe into the Second World War by invading Poland. The name of this new kind of warfare was Blitzkrieg and would see Germany become the masters of Europe by the end of 1940.

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StuG A (GE120)

The first five assault gun batteries (each of six StuG) were available for the battles in France: 640. Sturmbatterie with Infanterieregiment Grossdeutschland, 659. Sturmbatterie with XIII Armeekorps, 660.  Sturmbatterie with 3. Infanteriedivision, 665. Sturmbatterie operating against the Maginot Line, and an SS-Sturmbatterie with SS-Standarte LSSAH.

The StuG A in Flames Of War
Name Mobility
Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range
StuG A Standard Tank
Protected Ammo
7.5cm StuK37 24"/60cm
Hull mounted.

Some of Germany's most famous Tank Aces saw action in the the StuG A including Michael Wittmann. While his first command was in an Sd Kfz 222 armoured car in Poland, he soon came to command a StuG III A after the campaign in France and went into action with the rest of the battery in Greece.

By the Battle of Kursk, Wittmann had upgraded to the Tiger I E; a vehicle that was to become as famous if not more famous than himself in the annals of history.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown & Jeremy Painter

StuG A (GE120)

StuG A (GE120)
StuG A (GE120)
Protected Ammo
Many tanks are destroyed not by the enemy shell but by their own ammunition being hit by white-hot fragments of armour and exploding. The chances of this were minimised by providing a safe place for stowing ammunition within the vehicle such as an armoured compartment or inside a water-filled jacket.

If forced to bail out, crews of tanks with protected ammunition are far more confident when it comes to remounting their vehicle quickly.

Tanks with Protected Ammo re-roll all failed Motivation Tests to Remount Bailed Out vehicles in the Starting Step (see page 102 of the main rulebook).
StuG A (GE120) StuG A (GE120)
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.

StuG A (GE120)
StuG A (GE120)
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Last Updated On Friday, July 6, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront