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Reserve Artillery Battalion (Plastic) (SBX35)

Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)

Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX34)
Includes four plastic 122mm or 152mm guns, four plastic artillery crew sprues, one resin HQ & OP team sprue, one resin staff team sprue, four six-hole large artillery bases, 1 medium base, two small bases and one plastic base-plug sprue.

Heavy artillery battalions armed with 122mm and 152mm heavy howitzers smash huge holes in the Fascist defences. After the heavy artillery has finished their brutal task, your frontovik move in to take on the shattered remains of the enemy.

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The culmination of Flames Of War’s Late-war period, the Berlin intelligence handbook focuses on the Soviet assault on the German capital city of Berlin, the battles to encircle it, and the final desperate defence by the by the rag-tag German forces.

Learn more about the Soviet forces in Berlin here...
Berlin
Reserve Artillery Battalion (Plastic) (SBX35)
122mm obr 1938
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152mm obr 1943
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The Reserve Artillery Battalion in Flames Of War
Weapon Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 Notes
122mm obr 1938 howitzer Immobile 24"/60cm 1 7 2+ Breakthrough Gun,
Gun shield, Volley fire.
 Firing bombardments   80"/200cm - 4 3+  

152mm obr 1943 howitzer Immobile 24"/60cm
1 10 1+
Bunker buster, 
Gun shield, Volley fire.
 Firing bombardments   80"/200cm - 5 2+  
The Command Team
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The Observer Team
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The Staff Team  
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Assembling the 122mm/152mm guns

Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
For plastic models like this, we recommend you use Plastic Glue. GF9 Plastic Glue is available in the online store...
Step 1. First begin assembly by glueing the wheels on.
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Step 2. The two variants are the same apart from the gun. The 122mm gun for the 122mm obr 1938 howitzer is the shorter of the two guns; the 152mm gun for the 1252mm obr 1943 howitzer is the longer gun with the muzzle brake. Once you have chosen which gun you want to build, glue it onto the trail.
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Step 3. The shield is attached directly to the gun. Below shows the contact points between the pieces (highlighted in red).
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Below. Correct shield placement.
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Basing the crew
The artillery crew sprue has six figures, and each of your gun teams only requires five, so you will have enough options to give each gun team a different mix of figures. Position the figures around the gun as though they are busily operating their guns. Fill the spare hole using one of the plastic basing plugs. The ammunition boxes let you add some detail, making each base a miniature diorama.
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Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)

The figures for the Command Team, Observer Team and Staff Team are made from a light-weight polyester resin.

It feels and behaves quite similarly to the hard styrene of our injection-moulded plastic models, but it does not 'melt' together with plastic cement, so you will need to use Super Glue to attach these figures to their bases. It is easy to tell the difference, because the resin is a much paler grey colour. 

The Observer Team uses the small two-hole base.

The Command Team uses the small three-hole base.

The Staff Team uses the medium four-hole base. 

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Finished! Happy modeling!

~ George.


Last Updated On Sunday, September 4, 2016 by James at Battlefront