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Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
includes three resin Humber cars, one plastic Tank Commander sprue and one Unit card.

The Humber is one of the most successful British armoured car designs. While its real job is reconnaissance, its 15mm Besa machine-gun poses a serious danger to lightly armoured targets.

The Humber is fielded in North Africa by several cavalry units, including the 11th Hussars, one of the units that cut off the retreating Italian Tenth Army at Beda Fomm back in 1940.

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Desert Rats
The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering repeated defeats at the hands of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, they remain undaunted. Their speedy Crusader and Honey tanks can run circles around their opposition, backed up by the heavier Grant squadrons. Their motorised infantry are equally adept in attack or defence. With support from the Royal Artillery and the Desert Air Force, they are a formidable and versatile force. 

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Armoured cars play a similar role to the light cavalry regiments of old, roaming far ahead of the tanks, observing enemy dispositions and reporting their movements. In pursuits they lead the chase, harassing the retreating enemy and ambushing fleeing convoys. In retreats they are the rearguard, slowing the enemy advance and covering the withdrawal of the fighting forces.
Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)

Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)

The Humber III armoured car is essentially the fusion of an existing artillery track chassis and the armoured body of another armoured car. Production of the Mark III version ended in 1942 after 1,650 had been built

Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
The Mark III version of the Humber had a larger turret than the previous models that allowed for a 3rd crew member, which freed up the commander from having to look after the 'wireless'.
Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)

It was armed with a 15mm Besa machine-gun that was more than adequate for engaging lightly armoured or unarmoured targets without encouraging the crew to engage anything that could easily destroy with with return fire.

Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
Used widely through the North African Campaign it also saw service in Europe with the British and Canadian reconnaissance regiments.
Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
The Humber armoured car stayed in service long after World War II firmly establishing itself as a widely used and reliable vehicle.
Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34) Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
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Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
Plastic Commander Sprue (x1) Humber Armoured Car Troop Unit Card (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, June 7, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront