Man, Warlord Games has been busy. They've got all manner of new releases and pre-orders available over on their website. There's new plastic sets for Germany and Britain in Bolt Action. There's a new pre-order for a gang in Strontium Dog. Then there's a whole bunch of new Konflikt '47 releases for you to check out.
Sent to bolster their beleaguered Italian allies facing the combined forces of the British Commonwealth in North Africa, the Deutsches Afrika Korps proved a dangerous opponent. Commanded by the legendary Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps fought a series of ferocious battles in Egypt and Libya as each side pushed the other to breaking point.
Formed from the Western Desert Force in 1941, the British 8th Army comprised men from across the British Commonwealth – British, New Zealanders, Australians, Indians and South Africans. Following early successes against the Italians in North Africa, the 8th Army suddenly faced a new, more deadly foe – the Deutsches Afrika Korps led by their mercurial commander, Erwin Rommel. Thus began a series of operations with Allied and Axis forces being pushed back hundreds of miles only to regain that territory and more with battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and Beda Fomm becoming legendary. With the Allied victory in North Africa, the fighting soon encompassed Tunisia and then the very heartland of Italy itself.
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With further developments of the Rift-tech walker technology, Germany has been able to enhance its panzermech programme with the addition of a bipedal jump-capable walker, able to compete with the versatility of the US Grizzly and Mudskipper chassis…
This is one serious Super Heavy bit of kit and demonstrates Germany’s technological supremacy. Capable of reducing even the heaviest armoured target to scrap at tremendous ranges you’ll want to field this 540pts (Regular) where lines of sight are likely to be more available and enemy armour is in great numbers!
The most fanatical and loyal soldiers within the ENR forces are trained and equipped along the same lines as the German SS Shocktroopers.
They receive the best equipment and training but are expected to spearhead any counter-attacks against an Allied breakthrough along the Gustav Line.
Having succeeded in automating an armoured carrier, the British Rift-tech Division looked to develop the concept further, combining the continuing improvements in AI technology with a purpose-built chassis capable of carrying several weapon systems in a universal mount. This would allow rapid changes in weapon load to suit specific missions. Originally conceived as a walker with legs, Rift-tech advances, and an experimental track design have resulted in a highly agile tracked chassis that gives more stable, but comparable manoeuvrability.
After successful trials, the Automated Mobile Platform or AMP was declared combat ready and three weapon loads were finalised. The Lancer mounts an antiaircraft HMG system making it into a mobile AA system that can also deal with infantry if it’s in a pinch. The AMP’s design allows it to manoeuvre its gun shield to better protect itself from fire, particularly when stationary or when attacked from the flanks. As the AMP usually operates in packs, up to two AMPs can be selected as a single light walker selection.
After successful trials, the Automated Mobile Platform or AMP was declared combat ready and three weapon loads were finalised. The Hunter mounts an anti-tank gun allowing it deal with enemy tanks and walkers. The AMP’s design allows it to manoeuvre its gun shield to better protect itself from fire, particularly when stationary or when attacked from the flanks. As the AMP usually operates in packs, up to two AMPs can be selected as a single light walker selection.