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Hit The Beach – Flames of War Starter Set

£35.00 £31.50

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Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
With a thunderous crash another shell smashes into the wall above you, showering your trench with rubble. Looking around, your entire position resembles a cauldron of fire—every roof ablaze, black smoke billowing into the night sky. As the echo of the blast dies away, the crack of rifle fire breaks out, and an ominous clanking and rumbling… Suddenly, out of the flames roars a Tiger tank! Leaping from your trench you run forwards. ‘Bazooka! Bazooka, now!’ Even as the din swallows your shouting, you see a trooper levelling his rocket launcher at the great beast’s tracks. It may not be enough. You are in command. Take control. What are your orders?
 
Hit The Beach includes:

  • Five plastic Sherman (75mm) tanks
  • Three plastic Sherman (76mm) tanks
  • One Parachute Rifle Platoon (52figures)
  • One Panzergrenadier HQ (6 figures)
  • Two Panzergrenadier platoons (58 figures)
  • Three plastic Panzer IV tanks
  • Two Plastic 7.5cm Anti-tank guns and Crew
  • One Panzergrenadier HQ (6 figures)
  • Two Panzergrenadier platoons (58 figures)
  • Three plastic Panzer IV tanks
  • Two Plastic 7.5cm Anti-tank guns and Crew
  • One tank Commander sprue
  • One mini 4th Flames Of War rulebook
  • One printed Quick Start Guide
  • One plastic V1 Flying Bomb terrain feature
  • Twenty Dice
  • Sixteen Unit cards.

Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
Hit The Beach (FWBX09)The M4 Medium Tank—best known by the nickname ‘Sherman’ given to it by the British— is the most famous American tank. It is operated in large numbers by the US and their allies across all theatres. Over the course of the war there were numerous variants, changing the engine and suspension, adding more armour and bigger guns, but all with the same tall, solid shape.

The M4A1 model, recognisable by its distinctive rounded single-piece cast upper hull, was the first Sherman variant to enter combat with the US armoured forces.

When the German Panther hit the battlefield in 1943, American engineers designed a new turret for the Sherman mounting a more powerful 76mm gun. This weapon has increased firepower against enemy tanks, giving tank formations a way to crack the front armour of Germany’s heavier tanks. While redesigning the turret they added more armour protection as well as better ammo storage bins to stop ammo fires.Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
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All company commanders take pride in their units, but parachute company commanders take that even further. They expect more from their men and in return the officers are willing to give everything for the company.Paratroopers are all volunteers. The training is harsh and thorough, and those who pass the rigorous schedule will earn their wings and become a part of an elite fighting force. training involves mastering battlefield tactics and close-combat techniques. Each soldier is expected to act with initiative and cunning
The Panzer IV is an old design now, but still a match for any Allied tank with its good armour and excellent 7.5cm KwK40 gun. Panzer commanders must utilise cover and concealment at all times to keep their edge in battle. Manoeuvre and fire helps them to outwit the enemy’s best-laid plans.Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
Hit The Beach (FWBX09)No anti-tank gun earned its reputation more than the venerable 7.5cm PaK40. These guns started to arrive in large numbers on the front by the start of 1944, and were beginning to outnumber the 5cm guns in divisional tank-hunter companies.
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Unlike the Panzer Lehr Division, most panzer divisions only had half (or less) of their infantry mounted in half-tracks. The rest of the panzergrenadier battalions were motorised. Their trucks allowed them to move across France to Normandy far quicker than the infantry divisions marching on foot. Once there, they fought on foot. The motorised panzergrenadier battalions had much more firepower than the rifle battalions of the infantry divisions, allowing them to launch attacks and counterattacks without the need to wait for outside support. When they had panzers and artillery attached, they were difficult to stop without a layered defence in depth.
Hit The Beach (FWBX09)

Hit The Beach (FWBX09)
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have issues with any components.
Flames Of War 4th Edition Mini Rulebook (x1)
Quick Start Guide (x1)
Start Here Guide
Plastic Sherman Sprue (x8)
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Plastic Sherman 76mm Upgrade Sprue (x3)
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Plastic Panzer IV Sprue (x3)
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Hit The Beach Infantry Sprues (x1)
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Plastic Tank Commander Sprue (x1)Plastic 7.5cm AT Gun Sprue (x2)
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Bases
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Plastic V1 Bomb Terrain Sprue (x1)
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Unit Cards
German Force Card (x1) American Force Card (x1)
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M4 Sherman Tank Platoon HQ (x1)M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (x1)
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M4 Sherman (76mm) (x1)M4 Sherman Veteran Tank Company HQ (x1)
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M4 Sherman Veteran Tank Platoon (x1)M4 Sherman (76mm) Veteran Tank Platoon (x1)
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Parachute Rifle Platoon (x1)Panzer IV Tank Company HQ (x1)
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Panzer IV Tank Platoon (x1)Panzergrenadier Company HQ (x1)
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Panzergrenadier Platoon (x2)7.5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (x1)
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