The folks over at Battlefront have some more new kits for Flames of War available. You can head over and pick up these new German units now.
Armoured SS Panzergrenadier Company HQ (Plastic) (GBX138)
The SS armoured panzergrenadier companies were the division’s strike force. Fast and armoured, their half-tracks allowed them to keep up with the panzers in mobile operations. The same traits made them equally good as rearguards. Once they halted the enemy advance with their massive firepower, they could quickly withdraw to the next defence line, protected from enemy artillery fire.
SS Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX141)
SS panzergrenadiers were heavily armed, with two MG42 machine-guns in each squad backed with plenty of guns and mortars, so their firepower (and ammunition expenditure) was immense. Fortunately, their motorised transport meant that they could bring up the required ammunition each night, ready for the next day’s battle. Their fearless determination to defend the Third Reich, and the impressive volume of fire they could generate, made them a tough nut for the Allies to crack.
8cm SS Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE798)
SS panzergrenadier battalions had a pair of 8cm mortars in each company’s heavy weapons platoon, and up to another six in the battalion mortar platoon. These gave quick and responsive artillery support to the troops in the front line.
12cm SS Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE799)
The 1st SS Panzer Division had new 12cm mortars in place of its battalion mortars and 7.5cm infantry guns, giving it increased firepower while requiring fewer soldiers. This worked well and later became standard across all SS panzer divisions.