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German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
A Kampfgruppe (battle group) was an ad-hoc combined arms formation, usually employing a combination of tanks, infantry, anti-tank and artillery elements. During Operation Bagration, the Germans employed these combined arms formations to stymie the rapid advance of Soviet forces. For the first few weeks of July 1944, these formations formed the backbone of the German defences

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German Panzer Kampfgruppe includes:

• Five plastic Panzer IV/70 (7.5cm) tanks
• One Panzer Grenadier Platoon
• Four Sd Kfz 251 Half-track 
• Two Wirbelwind (Quad 2cm) AA Tanks
• Three Hetzer (7.5cm) Assault-guns 
• Two 8.8cm  AA Guns

• Four 10.5cm Howitzers
• Complete A5 Flames Of War rulebook
• One German "Start Here" Guide
• Two Decal Sheets
• Ten Unit cards.


German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

The Panzer IV/70 combines the Jagdpanzer IV hull based on the Panzer IV tank with the same long 7.5cm gun as the Panther tank. Both the Jagdpanzer IV and Panzer IV/70 were designed as replacements for the StuG, though they are now used in tank-hunter, rather than assault gun, units. The Panzer IV/70's combination of low profile and well-sloped armour afford it excellent protection.

The Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer is a tank-hunter based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t) tank chassis. It mounts the same 7.5cm L/48 gun as the Jagdpanzer IV and Panzer IV as well as a remote-controlled MG34. It featured a wider body than the original Panzer 38(t) tank to accommodate its four-man crew and main gun. Its low profile and sloped armour provide it with excellent protection.

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

The Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) anti-aircraft tank replaces the fold-down sides of the older types with a proper armoured turret mounting quadruple 2cm FlaK38V guns.

The armoured Panzergrenadier Company are the elite of the mechanised infantry. Instead of trucks they are equipped with armoured Sd Kfz 251 half-tracks giving them the mobility and armour to accompany the tanks into the fighting. The Sd Kfz 251 half-track served its passengers admirably during Germany's early blitzkrieg campaigns in 1941. Their armour allows them to support the tanks with infantry assault power.

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

The motorised panzergrenadier battalions had much more firepower than the rifle battalions of the infantry divisions, allowing them to launch attacks and counterattacks without the need to wait for outside support. When they had panzers and artillery attached, they were difficult to stop without a layered defence in depth.

Good tactical placement of the 8.8cm FlaK 36 heavy anti-aircraft gun goes a long way in channelling the enemy towards your desired killing zones. Their long range and high rate of fire can have a decisive result on the battle’s outcome

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)

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.

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Flames Of War 4th Edition Mini Rulebook (x1)
Quick Start Guide (x1)
Click here to download the Start Here Guide
Plastic Panzer IV/70 Sprue (x5)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
Plastic Hetzer/Marder Sprue (x3)
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Plastic Wirblewind/Ostwind Sprue (x2) Plastic Wirblewind/Ostwind Sprue (x2)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20) German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
Plastic Sd Kfz 251 Sprue (x4)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
Panzergrenadier Platoon Sprue (x2)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
Plastic Comand Sprue (x1) Plastic Tank Commander Sprue (x2) Sd Kfz 251 Crew Sprue (x4)
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Plastic 8.8cm Sprue (x2) Plastic 10.5cm Sprue (x4)
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Plastic 8.8cm Gun Crew Sprue (x1) Plastic Gun Crew Sprue (x2) Plastic AA Tank Crew Sprue (x2)
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German Decal Sheet (x1) Bases
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Sd Kfz 251 Decal Sheet (x1)
Sd Kfz 251 Transports (Plastic) (GBX152)
Unit Cards
German Force Card (x1)  Hetzer Tank Hunter Company (x1) 
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Panzer IV/70 Tank Company HQ (x1) Panzer IV/70 Platoon (x1)
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Ostwind AA Tank Platoon (x1) Wirbelwind AA Tank Platoon (x1)
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Armoured Panzergrenadier Platoon (x1) Sd Kfz 251 Half-track Transport (x1)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20) German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)
10.5cm Battery (x1) 8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (x1)
German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20) German Tank-hunter Kampfgruppe (GEAB20)


Last Updated On Monday, March 29, 2021 by Luke at Battlefront