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All American: Mid War American Airborne & Rangers - 1942-43 (FW248) Death From Above: Mid War German & Italian Airborne Forces 1942-43 (FW249)

Mid War Airborne Spotlight

Mid War Airborne Spotlight

Mid War Airborne Spotlight
All American and Death From Above cover the Airborne units of the United States, Germany, and Italy during the Mid War period and bring your Late War paratroopers from the battlefields of France to the deserts of North Africa, the streets of Stalingrad, and the fearsome fighting in Italy. 

Players will be able to bring their newly-finished Late War US and german Airborne and Ranger forces back to Mid War to bring their elite skills to bear against their enemies.

Mid War Airborne Spotlight...

German Airborne Forces

Fallschirmjäger Company (Plastic) (GBX136)

Fallschirmjäger Company (Plastic) (GBX136)
The paratroopers of the Fallschirmjäger divisions saw themselves as the best of the best. After jumping out of aircraft, combat held little fear for them, whether stubbornly defending or launching their own attacks to push the Allies back.

Fallschirmjäger Company (Plastic) (GBX136)...

Fallschirmjäger Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (GE768)
Fallschirmjäger rifle platoons are larger than normal rifle platoons to allow for expected parachuting casualties on landing. This added manpower gives them greater resilience in prolonged ground operations. The esprit de corps of the Fallschirmjäger together with their extra team per squad make them the toughest and most feared German light infantry.

Fallschirmjäger Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (GE768)...

Fallschirmjäger Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (GE768)

Fallschirmjager sMG34 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (GE770)

Fallschirmjäger sMG42 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (GE770)
The MG42 is a powerful weapon capable of firing 1200 rounds per minute at ranges up to 1000 metres. This makes the tripod-mounted sMG42 heavy machine-gun ideal for establishing a defensive line, covering your flanks, or suppressing the enemy's fire before an assault.

Fallschirmjäger sMG42 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (GE770)...

Marder II (7.5cm) Tank-hunter (GE103)
During 1943 the Fallschirmjäger received their first armoured vehicles, Marder II tank-hunters. Keep your tank-hunters in reserve and use them to plug any immediate holes in your line caused by assaulting enemy tank formations.

Marder II (7.5cm) Tank-hunter (GE103)...

Marder II (7.5cm) Tank-hunter (GE103)

Fallschirmjager 7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX139)

Fallschirmjäger 7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX139)
Although they only have a handful of anti-tank guns, the newly-equipped Fallschirmjäger have been issued the latest 7.5cm PaK40. This powerful gun is often mistaken for an '88' by fearful Allied tankers.

Fallschirmjäger 7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX139)...

Fallschirmjäger Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE769)
The Fallschirmjäger use light 8cm mortars as company and battalion mortars. These are nicknamed Stummelwerfer or ‘Stump mortar’ for their short barrels. The Fallschirmjäger found their mortars useful in breaking up American assaults on Hill 192 in Normandy, firing into the gullies where the Americans formed up. The big regimental 12cm mortars fire a heavier bombardment at a longer range than the light 8cm mortars. However, they are less versatile as they lack the capability to fire smoke screens to blind the enemy as your troops manoeuvre.

Fallschirmjäger Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE769)...

Fallschirmjager Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE769)

Fallschirmjäger 3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX137)

Fallschirmjäger 3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX137)
Lightly-equipped paratroops will always be vulnerable to armoured counterattacks. Airdropped light 3.7cm anti-tank guns protect against this threat until heavier weapons can arrive by other means.

Fallschirmjäger 3.7cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX137)...

Fallschirmjäger 2cm Anti-aircraft Platoon (GE541)
Anti-aircraft guns land as soon as an airfield is captured. Once the surprise of an air assault is gone, anti-aircraft guns are vital to protect ground forces.

Fallschirmjäger 2cm Anti-aircraft Platoon (GE541)...

Fallschirmjäger 2cm Anti-aircraft Platoon (GE541)

Fallschirmjäger 5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GE514)

Fallschirmjager 10.5cm Recoilless Battery (GE562)
While its main role is firing artillery bombardments, the 10.5cm LG40 recoilless gun can be used for short range ambushes against roving tanks.

Fallschirmjager 10.5cm Recoilless Battery (GE562)...

Fallschirmjäger 7.5cm Artillery Battery (GE576)
The light guns of the Fallschirmjäger artillery batteries are small enough to hide, easily transportable through rough terrain, are good against armour at short range, and provide adequate artillery support in the field.

Fallschirmjäger 7.5cm Artillery Battery (GE576)...

Fallschirmjäger 5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GE514)

Fallschirmjäger 5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GE514)

Fallschirmjäger 5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GE514)
Since arriving in Italy, the paratroops have gained a small number of heavier anti-tank guns like the 5cm PaK38.

Fallschirmjäger 5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GE514)...

Fallschirmjäger Gaming Aids
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

Fallschirmjäger Gaming Aids...

Fallschirmjäger Token & Objective Set (GE907)

American Airborne Forces

Parachute Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX64)

Parachute Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX64)
All company commanders take pride in their units, but parachute company commanders take that even further. They expect more from their men and in return the officers are willing to give everything for the company.

Parachute Rifle Comapny (Plastic) UBX64...

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)
To the man, each soldiers of the parachute regiments is a highly trained and capable volunteer. They have undergone the most rigorous training available to earn their jump wings. A Parachute Rifle Company has the best troops in the US Army. They have excellent motivation, making them very reliable, and their superior training gives them flexibility in the field to ensure victory.

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)...

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX68)

Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX68)
The bulk of US infantry in Normandy are from the rifle companies. These are large formations, backed up by a tremendous amount of firepower support. American artillery, tanks, and reconnaissance are never in short supply for the American 'doughboys'.

Rifle Comapny (Plastic) (UBX68)...

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)
Vital to the survival of the airborne division is the air-transportable parachute field artillery battery equipped with the M1A1 75mm pack howitzer. Each gun can be broken down into nine parachute loads. These are all tied together and dropped as a single aircraft load. If all goes well, they’ll still be all together on landing. The bundles can be quickly located by the crew and assembled so as to go into action in support of the parachute infantry regiments immediately.

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)...

Parachute 75mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (UBX66)

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

Parachute Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US794)
As the battle develops, you’ll want access to more and more fire support to take your objectives. Always the first to respond are the M1 81mm mortars of the battalion’s mortar platoon. Quick to deploy, mobile and accurate, it’s likely these men will have fired their whole mission before the big boys on the beach will have gotten the sand out of their radios.

Parachute Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US794)...

81mm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US804)
American mortars provide quick and accurate fire for your infantry. Remember that each platoon leader and the company commander are trained to call for fire using some of the finest communications gear available. This gives you greater flexibility when calling for fire than any other nation’s army.

81mm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US804)...

81mm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (US804)

Parachute Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (US792)

82nd Airborne Gaming Aids
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

82nd Airborne Gaming Aids...

  Italian Airborne Forces

Parachutist Platoon (IT743)
The parachutists of the Folgore Division are all volunteers. Every one of them has jumped out of a plane from heights as low as 100 metres. In such a unit there is no room for cowardice or failure.

Parachutist Platoon (IT743)...

Parachutist Platoon (IT743)

Parachutist Breda MG Platoon (IT744)

Parachutist Breda MG Platoon (IT744)
The machine-guns wait until short range to open fire, keeping hidden until then as the paracadutisti sneak around the flanks to counterattack. This technique is very effective and allows the paracadutisti to defeat many times their numbers.

Parachutist Breda MG Platoon (IT744)...

Parachutist Mortar Platoon (IT745)
Mortars are the perfect weapon for parachutists. They are light enough to parachute into battle, but still deliver a heavy punch at long range.

Parachutist Mortar Platoon (IT745)...

Parachutist Mortar Platoon (IT745)

Parachutist 47mm Anti-tank Platoon (IT563)

Parachutist 47mm Anti-tank Platoon (IT563)
The only gun available to the paratroopers is the little 47/32. The paracadutisti have ‘acquired’ extra guns from nearby formations to form their 7th ‘Fantasma’ or ‘Ghost’ battery. 

Parachutist 47mm Anti-tank Platoon (IT563)...

Last Updated On Monday, December 9, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront