The complete 1500pt Afrikakorp Panzergrenadierkompanie, to give it its formal title. This box contains a complete two platoon company and HQ of Panzergrenadiers, a three tank Panzer III J platoon, a two gun Pak 38 platoon, an MG platoon, a pair of the Diana tank hunters, a two gun 88 battery and two unique objective markers in the form of a furl dump and blown up Panzer III J. This box has everything you need to get started with an Afrika Korp army and gives you the fundamentals for building your force further.
Though always outnumbered, the veterans of the Afrikakorps excelled at combined-arms tactics. Using tanks, infantry, anti-tank guns and artillery together, they repeatedly defeated stronger forces. When the tanks encountered strong enemy tank forces, they fell back behind infantry and heavy anti-tank guns.
When the infantry faced entrenched infantry the artillery engaged the enemy anti-tank guns, while the tanks led the way covering the infantry advance. Together their combined tactics made them a fearsome foe.
This boxed set contains all the models shown in the organisational diagrams above*. Also included is a sheet of decals containing German crosses, numbers and unit symbols as well as stowage to customise your models giving your army a unique look.
Vehicles and guns have individual assembly diagrams. As an additional bonus, also included are two unique army-specific objective markers.The Flames Of War Quartermasters Set and the army-specific Afrikakorps Paint Set, not included in the box, contain all the paints, brushes and painting guides needed to complete your army.
Desert Fox, The Intelligence Handbook on German Armoured Forces in the North Africa has detailed company options, historical details and painting guides. Available from all good hobby stores or from this site.