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15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)

15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95) 15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
includes four resin and metal Lorraine Schleppers, two plastic Gun Crew sprues and two Unit cards.

The 15cm (Sf) Lorraine Schlepper is a strange marriage of a First World War 15cm sFH13 howitzer hitched to a captured French Lorraine armoured supply carrier. The result is rather odd-looking but is still an effective self-propelled artillery piece.

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Afrika Korps
The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88’ dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95) 15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)

During the Fall Of France in 1940, the Germans captured a large number of 37L Lorraine Carriers. In May 1942 it was decided to use these chassis to mount a 15cm gun to be sent to Africa to support Rommel’s army. 40 Lorraine Schlepper chassis were converted to mount a 15cm sFH 13, a gun dating from the First World War.

15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95) 15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
The superstructure came from Alkett in German and they were assembled in Paris under the supervision of Major Alfred Becker, who later earned fame for his conversions of obsolete French equipment for use with the 21. Panzerdivision in Normandy. In July more Lorraine chassis were made available and a further 30 were fitted with the 15cm sFH at Krefeld.
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95) 15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)

12 were for the 21. Panzerdivision, 12 for the 15. Panzerdivision and 6 for the 90. Leichte Division. In July and August 1942 these were shipped, but only 23 vehicles arrived in Africa. After El Alamein, all vehicles were reported lost.

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The armoured superstructure housing the gun and crew was armoured against small arms and artillery fragments. Eight rounds of 15cm ammunition were stored in the fighting compartment.
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95) 15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
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15cm (Sf) Lorraine Schlepper (x4)
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
Plastic Crew Sprue (x2)
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
Unit Cards
15cm (Sf) Lorraine Schlepper (x1) Panzer II OP (x1)
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Boot Camp Battle Report
Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats
To conclude the lessons laid out in the 4th Edition Boot Camp, Phil and James put the theory into practice by playing a 62-point game using the Free For All mission.

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats


Last Updated On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by James at Battlefront