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New D-Day British Airborne Releases Available For Flames Of War

While many came floating up to the beaches on D-Day, many other troopers parachuted or glided their way into occupied France that day. Battlefront expands their range with some more British Airborne releases for Flames of War. Take it to the Germans by a whole other attack vector.

From the announcement:

Parachute Company (Plastic) (BBX49)

The elite British paratroopers dropped on the flank of the D-Day landings to destroy German coastal guns overlooking the landings, and to capture vital bridges. Dispersed behind the enemy lines, they were able to regroup and secure their objectives under the most difficult conditions.

Airborne Vickers Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (BR814)

Armed with the incredibly reliable Vickers medium machine-gun, this platoon gives heavy, sustained fire support for your company. One of the machine-gun platoons located around Ranville has been used to provide indirect map fire for several units.

Airborne 6 pdr Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (BBX51)

Airborne companies by their very nature are lightly armed. German Panzers have the ability to make a meal of even the toughest troops if they are unsupported, so you need anti-tank assets with you on the ground and in action immediately. This is where the 6 pdr-armed airlanding anti-tank platoon comes to the fore. Landed in gliders, these guns can be deployed quickly to meet the German armoured resistance.

Airborne 75mm Light Troop (Plastic) (BBX50)

In order to make sure airborne forces have ready access to artillery support, the airlanding light regiment lands with its 75mm pack howitzers in Horsa gliders. Even when the field regiments of the Royal Artillery have made it off the beach, with so many competing demands for fire missions, the airborne troops expect to have to fend for themselves, so this integral light artillery support is essential.

Airborne 3-inch Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (BR815)

With six tubes at their disposal, the airborne mortar platoon is quite effective. Landing by glider, the platoon is quickly ready for action, providing the company with its own integral, highly mobile and accurate light artillery asset. Mortar bombs fly in a high-arcing trajectory, soaring over friendly troops and intervening terrain, to drop down onto the target from above. Unlike most other infantry weapons, they cannot conduct direct fire.

6th 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.The 6th Airborne Token & Objective Set contains 20 gaming tokens and two Objective tokens and the 6th Airborne dice set contains 20 6th Airborne themed dice.