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Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
includes five resin and metal Panzer II Tanks, one plastic Commander sprue and one Unit card.

The Panzer II was intended to be a training tank but, with the outbreak of war, it was pressed into service in the invasions of France and Poland. With a three-man crew—driver, commander, and radio operator— the Panzer II was the most numerous tank in the German army back during its Early-War heydey. Even then, the Panzer II only got its chance for the fact that a sufficient number of Panzers III & IV had not yet been produced.

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Iron Cross
By the end of 1941, the German blitzkrieg had swept across open plains of the Soviet Union and stopped at the gates of Moscow as winter set in. The halt was only temporary as the Germans were back on the offensive in the summer of 1942. The attack sliced into the southern front, aiming at the oilfields of the Caucasus. Two army groups charged forward, one heading to the mountain country in the south, the other focussed on a small city on the Volga River called Stalingrad. The unstoppable German offensive was pushing Soviet morale to a breaking point as the most pivotal battles on the Eastern Front were about to be fought on the streets of Stalingrad and in the Russian Steppe.

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 Sculpted by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
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Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)

Now, on the battlefields of the Eastern Front, the Panzer II takes the role of scouting and screening. The Panzer II can be sent ahead of the main tank company to ward off light flanking attacks, and to root out any hidden tank-killers or infantry.

Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)

Utilising the Spearhead rule, the Panzer II can extend your deployment zone and allow you to bring your forces forward to a better position right from the deployment phase.

Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)

The Panzer II had a crew of three men. The driver sat in the forward left hull with the gearbox on the right. The commander sat in a seat in the turret, and was responsible for aiming and firing the cannon and co-axial machine gun, while a loader/radio operator sat on the floor of the tank behind the driver. He had a radio on the left and several 20mm ammunition storage bins.

Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
Production of the tank itself ceased by 1943, but its chassis remained in use as the basis of several other armored vehicles, chiefly self-propelled artillery and tank destroyers such as the Wespe and Marder II.
Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
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Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
Panzer II Light Tank Platoon(x2) Plastic Commander Sprue (x1)
Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108) Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX108)
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Last Updated On Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront