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Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (Plastic) (GEAB19)
The SS panzer divisions were all-arms forces, with an armoured group of tanks and armoured infantry mounted in halftracks, infantry groups fighting on foot, and a reconnaissance group of armoured cars and panzergrenadiers in light halftracks that was often used as the divisional reserve. These elite troops stopped attack after attack, fighting with fanatical determination against great odds.

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German Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe includes:

• Five Panther (7.5cm) tanks
• Two Tiger (8.8cm) tanks
• One SS Panzergrenadier Platoon 
• Two Puma (5cm) Armoured Cars
• Six Sd Kfz 250 (MG) Half-tracks 
• Two 8.8cm Guns
• Complete A5 Flames Of War rulebook
• One Waffen-SS "Start Here" Guide
• Two Decal Sheets
• Ten Unit cards.

The units in the German Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe have a combined points value of 85 points


Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

While the Panther tank was nominally a medium tank, its gun could penetrate any Allied tank with ease, while its own armour was difficult to penetrate in return. German doctrine required the panzer divisions to use their Panthers in strength, smashing anything in their way to the objective. They were then supposed to withdraw them from the front line to prepare for the next attack.

The Tiger I E heavy tank was the most feared German tank of the war—its reputation for death and destruction proven in every attack. To kill a Tiger I E heavy tank in combat would be a feat of valour worthy of a medal. Tiger heavy tanks were built to destroy Soviet tanks. Armed with a powerful 8.8cm main gun and protected by thick armour all around, the Tiger was an unstoppable force on the battlefield.

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

The 1st ‘Leibstandarte’ SS Panzer Division was fortunate in having the latest Sd Kfz 234/2 ‘Puma’ eight-wheeled armoured cars. Armed with a powerful 5cm gun, these cars were capable of dealing with anything that tried to stop them.

The Sd Kfz 250 half-track is a smaller version of the panzergrenadiers’ Sd Kfz 251, carrying a single MG42 team. Although faster than its bigger cousin, the Sd Kfz 250 has a much shorter wheelbase, limiting its ability to cross obstacles. The smaller size and greater speed of the Sd Kfz 250 makes it much easier to conceal and ideal for reconnaissance operations.

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Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19) Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

The SS reconnaissance platoon had the same infantry component as an SS panzergrenadier platoon, but each squad was mounted in two small Sd Kfz 250 half-tracks rather than a single, larger Sd Kfz 251. This allowed them to cover a wider frontage and reduced their vulnerability to enemy fire while mounted.

The new 8.8cm anti-tank gun is a tremendously powerful gun, capable of destroying any tank on the battlefield. The latest version is mounted on a cruciform chassis like the famous 8.8cm anti-aircraft gun, but is much easier to conceal.

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)

The Sd Kfz 250/9 2cm-armed half-tracked armoured cars, and their Sd Kfz 250 command vehicle with its powerful radio, scout ahead of the panzer division, spearheading its advance. Although well-enough armed to tackle enemy armoured cars, they attempt to avoid combat with anything bigger, using stealth to complete their scouting role.

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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 Panther Tank Sprue (x5)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Plastic Tiger Tank Sprue (x2)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Plastic Puma Sprue (x2)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Plastic Sd Kfz 250 Sprue (x6)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Plastic Sd Kfz 250 Scout Sprue (x2)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
SS Rifleman Sprue 1 (x1) SS MG42 Sprue 1 (x1)
SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX141) SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX141)
SS MG42 Sprue 2 (x1) SS Command Sprue (x2)
SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX141) SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX141)
Plastic Tank Commander Sprue (x2) 8.8 Seated Gunner (x2) Sd Kfz 250 Crew Sprue (x6)
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Plastic 8.8cm Gun Sprue (x2)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Waffen SS Decal Sheet (x1 of Each) Plastic Gun Crew Sprue (x2)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19) Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Bases
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Unit Cards
D-Day Waffen-SS Force Card (x1) 
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Tiger SS Tank Platoon (x1) Panther SS Tank Compang HQ (x1)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19) Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Panther SS Tank Platoon (x1) Armoured SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (x1)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19) Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (x1) SS Reconnaisance Platoon (x1)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19) Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
Sd Kfz 250 Half-track SS Transport (x1) Puma SS Scout Troop (x1)
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Sd Kfz 250 SS Scout Troop (x1)
Waffen-SS Panther Kampfgruppe (GEAB19)
 
 
 
 


Last Updated On Thursday, August 6, 2020 by Luke at Battlefront