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More D-Day Germans to Defend Against Invasion in Flames of War

The German war machine was churning out gear at a very high rate before the Allies invaded Normandy. Different weapons of war, as well as different specialized units were stationed all along the coast, making sure that nothing could get in. For your Flames of War games, Battlefront is helping bolster Fortress Europe with some more German releases.

From the announcement:

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 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 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 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 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 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.The Late War German Token & Objective Set contains 20 gaming tokens and two Objective tokens and the Fallschirmjäger Dice Set contains 20 Fallschirmjäger themed dice.

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