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7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556) 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556)
includes two 7.5cm leIG18 guns with crew, one Command SMG team, one Observer Rifle team, two Small bases & two Medium bases.

One of the tactical lessons learned during the first war, was that each battalion of infantry would benefit from its own artillery support. This led to the development of light guns that could be used in this role.

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"The 7.5cm leIG18 gun is rated as a Light gun, this give it 4”/10cm of movement in all terrain so be sure to deploy these guns in positions with excellent fields of fire. You don’t want to have to move too far to shoot at the enemy."
7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556) The development of the 7.5cm infantry gun was conceived by Rheinmetall-Börsig and in 1927 the first model appeared. It entered service in 1932 as the 7.5cm leichte Infantriegeschutz 18.
"The 7.5cm leIG18 gun has a Gun shield which means that even if you fail a Gun save, your opponent must make a Firepower test to destroy that team. But remember, Gun shields only provide Bulletproof cover from shots fired from in front of the gun."
The first guns had wooden spoked wheels, while later versions were equipped with stamped metal wheels and rubber tires for towing by motor vehicles. 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556)
"The 7.5cm leIG18 gun has the ability to fire Smoke in direct fire. 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."
7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556) The leIG18 had a peculiar breach that broke somewhat like a shotgun, breaking open and tilting to expose the breach for loading. In spite of its limited range, it proved effective and reliable. Later in the war, it could be used in the anti-tank role using a specially developed hollow-charge rounds, but with only limited effect.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell
The 7.5cm leIG18 Gun in Flames Of War
7.5cm leIG18 gun
5 3+
Gun shield, Smoke.
Firing bombardments
The 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) Command SMG Team
7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556) 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556)
"The 7.5cm leIG18 gun can fire an artillery bombardment; this makes it an extremely useful in pinning down the enemy before launching an assault."
The 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) Observer Rifle Team
7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556) 7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556)
"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."
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7.5cm leIG18 gun (SS) (GE556)

Last Updated On Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by Blake at Battlefront