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Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100) Sd Kfz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
includes four resin and metal Sd Kfz 231 Heavy Scout Armoured Cars, one plastic Commander sprue and two Unit cards.

The Afrika Korps used a mix of light and heavy armoured cars for reconnaissance and to protect themselves from marauding British armoured cars. The more numerous light four-wheeled armoured cars were supported by giant 8-wheelers capable of moving cross-country faster than most tanks.

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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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Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
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As the cross-country performance of the 6-wheeled armoured cars was deemed insufficient, the Heer Ordnance departmant (WaPrw 6) signed a contract with Büssing-NAG to develop an eight-wheel armoured car with all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering and two driver positions at front and rear. Deutsche Werke in Kiel were contracted to design the armoured body.

Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100) Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
During the replacement, the Sd.Kfz. (Sonderkraftfahrzeug, special vehicle) numbers were carried directly over; differentiation is made by the addition of 6-Rad or 8-Rad in the vehicle's name.
Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100) Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)

The armoured body looked somewhat similar to the 6-wheel predecessors. The turret in the 231/232 series was altered to a hexagonal shape for increased internal volume, it was equipped with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a coaxial 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun.

Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)  Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
These vehicles were used throughout the war in various guises and first saw combat in the campaign against Poland and in the Battle of France. Later, they saw use in both the USSR and North Africa. Extreme climatic conditions in both these areas proved too severe for the vehicle. In the USSR, adverse ground conditions immobilized 150 Sd.Kfz 232s during the first wet season of the campaign. The speed of the eight-wheeled cars made them the best scouting vehicles that Rommel had for long range reconnaissance across the wide desert territory.
Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100) Sd Fkz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
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Sd Kfz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (x2) Plastic Commander Sprue (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 Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront