Bolt Action - Band of Brothers All-In Complete Bundle
A Wargames Delivered Exclusive Bundle containing everything you need to start playing Bolt Action with Band of Brothers forces.
Band of Brothers Starter Set
- Airborne Support Group (43-44)
- Heer Support Group
- Introducing the shiny new Starter Set for the Bolt Action game, this time featuring German Grenadiers against a brand new plastic infantry set, the elite US Airborne:
'Band Of Brothers'
- Re-equipped with the new M43 uniform following the D-Day landings the US Airborne were ready to tack some of their greatest challenges of the war - Operation Market Garden and the Ardennes Offensive.
Airborne units relied heavily on the support weaponry they could take with them into battle. The 81mm M1 and 60mm M2 mortars provided valuable indirect firepower whilst the M1 Bazooka gave the paratroopers a fighting chance against enemy armour.
- The M8 Greyhound was originally designed to replace the US military's portee gun in an anti-tank role, but was quickly repurposed once it was realised that its performance against German armour was lacking. It found use as a popular and successful armoured car that served American and British armies well throughout the war.
Its crew of four served a 37mm gun, a co-axial .30 cal, the more aggressive crews adding a .50 cal on the roof for anti aircraft and local defence.
It was very fast – hence its British name of Greyhound – capable of 55mph on good roads, but was known to bog down in mud. Its armour was enough to shrug off small arms fire, and these vehicles were best used in pairs to scout out enemy lines, supporting each other in a leap-frog fashion on the advance or covering a retreat.
Replacing the armoured turret for a fixed, open fighting compartment, the M20 scout car was used primarily as a command vehicle, sacrificing the turrets main gun in favour of extra radio capability, it also carried a portable Bazooka for extra anti-armour firepower.
- The German Grenadiers was a formidable opponent in World War II. Tough, well-trained and politically indoctrinated they fought on all fronts achieving great feats of arms that only the best trained and motivated troops can accomplish. Daring in attack and stubborn in defence the average German Landser was a dangerous foe for the Allied armies to face. Well led from the highest command right through to the infantry squad, the German soldier fought on against overwhelming odds right to the last days of the war, delivering punishing counterattacks when least expected. These superbly sculpted plastic miniatures allow you to field squads of German landsers dressed in late war M44 tunics, camouflage zeltbahn poncho, etc. They can be equipped with a wide variety of some of the best weaponry available to any army of the war - from the deadly STG44 assault rifle to the tankbusting panzerfaust! German Grenadiers contains: Enough plastic components to make 30 late war German Army miniatures. Includes a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations and command models. Equipment included: STG44 assault rifle, PPSh SMG, Kar 98K rifle, MG42 light machine gun, rifle grenade attachment, MP40 sub-machine gun,Kar 98K rifle, Gewehr 43 rifle, stick grenades, Panzerfaust, field glasses and even an Iron Cross medal! Round plastic bases (25mm diameter). Construction leaflet. Full-colour waterslide decals. This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.
- Heer Support Group contains: 1 x German Heer HQ 1 x German Heer Medium Machine Gun Team 1 x German Hear Medium Mortar Team German Heer. HQ German officers were capable and often experienced leaders. Junior officers were trained to undertake the role of their own immediate superiors, enabling them to use their initiative to take control of situations when necessary. An officer unit consists of the man himself and can include up to two other men acting as his immediate attendants. German Heer MMG Team The Germans were equipped with two excellent MGs in the MG34 and rapid-firing MG42 – known to Allied troops as ‘Hitler’s Buzz Saw’ because of its distinctive noise, or ‘Spandau’. Unlike other armies, the Germans used the same machine gun both as a squad weapon from its bipod and as a tripod-mounted support weapon. The tripod mount provided a much more stable firing platform and made it easier to keep up a sustained fire using a belt feed. German Hear Medium Mortar Team The standard German medium mortar of the war was the 80mm Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective and accurate weapon that could provide longer-range, on-call fire support. It had a maximum range of 2,400 meters and could maintain a rate of fire of 15–20 rounds per minute. It was carried by its crew in three pieces: base plate, tube, and bipod. Models supplied unassembled and unpainted