Bolt Action: Matilda MK2 und Opel Blitz
Warlord Games präsentieren eine neue Matilda Variante und das Plastik Opel Blitz/Maultier.
The Close Support (CS) Variant
Although the Matilda had quickly become obsolete in the European theatre, the heavy armour and proven weaponry were found to be perfect to use against the lightly equipped Japanese.The nature of the terrain alone precluded tanks operating in the large armoured formations experienced in North Africa. Instead, the Australian 4th Armoured Brigade (equipped solely with Matilda II tank variants) was broken up and deployed as individual troops of three tanks in direct support to the infantry and directed to attack fixed Japanese positions.
The Frog Flamethrower Variant
The Matilda Frog was the first version to utilise a pressurised gas to project a flame. This terrifying weapon required a 20-second pause between shots while the pressure built up again, requiring close infantry support to prevent the tank being overrun by the enemy.The flamethrower makes this tank a considerable addition to your jungle forces, ideal as a counter to any form of infantry tucked up in a fortified position! Being a medium tank, it’ll take dedicated anti-tank firepower to even scratch it – let us know how you’d deploy it in your Bolt Action New Guinea campaigns.
Preis: 23.00 GBP
The Opel Blitz came as a Type S 2 wheel drive and a Type A or „Allrad“ that had a 4 x 4 chassis, enabling it to cope with most conditions and provided a superb structure on which were built such conversions as a radio truck (a metal and wood superstructure on the rear that housed radio equipment), Kfz. 385 Tankwagon (a specialized fuel tanker conversion), plus a variety of local workshop produced anti aircraft weapon platforms – mounting everything from the standard Wehrmacht 20mm & 37mm AA to the more feared Quad 20mm Flakvierling 38 AA gun.
Perhaps a more famous adaptation was the Opel Maultier „Mule“ half-track. Introduced in 1941 following the dire Rasputitsa conditions of the Eastern Front that had brought the entire army to a stand still. This conversion, utilizing the track system of the obsolete Panzer I, gave the German army a very competent all purpose mover and it would see action through out the rest of the war.
The new Warlord Games plastic kit features crisp detail in an easy to build format and allows you to build either the standard Opel Blitz truck with canopy up (open or closed at the rear) or down, or the enigmatic Maultier variant. Plus you’ll find all those cool extras, such as data cards and vehicle damage markers, to help field either vehicle on your Bolt Action battlefield!
Don’t forget that you will also have a full-colour building guide and waterslide decals to build either variant!
Preis: 18.00 GBP
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Quelle: Warlord Games