Fallschirmjäger 8cm/12cm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE769) includes four 8cm Fallschirmjäger Stummel Mortar teams, three 12cm Fallschirmjäger Mortar Teams and two Unit cards.
The Fallschirmjäger use light 8cm mortars as company and battalion mortars. These are nicknamed Stummelwerfer or ‘Stump mortar’ for their short barrels. The Fallschirmjäger found their mortars useful in breaking up American assaults on Hill 192 in Normandy, firing into the gullies where the Americans formed up. The big regimental 12cm mortars fire a heavier bombardment at a longer range than the light 8cm mortars. However, they are less versatile as they lack the capability to fire smoke screens to blind the enemy as your troops manoeuvre.