The Sherman (75mm) 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 Sherman (76mm) 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.
The M7 Priest The US Army is the only force in the world that can field entirely mechanised armoured divisions. Even the artillery is fully equipped with M7 Priest HMC self-propelled guns. The armoured artillery have the mobility to keep up with the tanks and, with their armour, don’t have to dig in so they get into battle faster.
The Stuart (37mm) Some commanders have used the light tanks' speed to charge, acting as a distraction while the medium tanks follow up. Facing the choice between engaging the light tanks threatening to overrun your position and the more dangerous mediums behind, many German commanders have stumbled. Others send the light tanks in a flanking manoeuvre to draw the enemy’s forces away as he scurries to protect now vulnerable artillery, transport and anti-aircraft positions.
The Armoured Rifle Platoon There is never enough infantry in the armoured divisions to go around, so support from armoured rifle companies is always in high demand. Armoured rifle platoons have more weaponry available to them than any other infantry in the world, with semi-automatic rifles, .30-calibre light machine-guns, bazookas and a 60mm mortar. With this much firepower and mobility, the platoon is amply equipped for both offensive and defensive operations. On the attack, the riflemen assault while the covering fire of the half-tracks’ machine-guns keep the enemies’ heads down. In defence, their light machine-guns and mortar allow them to dominate the terrain around them.
The M3 Halftrack Even though the ‘blitz doughs’ have nicknamed it the ‘purple heart box’, the M3 half-track is a versatile and resilient machine. Its body offers all-around protection, including an armoured shutter over the radiator and a bulletproof windscreen. The ring-mount mount lets its .30-calibre or .50-cal machine-gun fire in any direction.
The M10 3-inch Tank Destroyer The most potent weapons the US Army has for dealing with enemy tanks is the M10 tank destroyer, officially named the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage. It has one job: to stalk and destroy enemy tanks, breaking up the focused armoured attacks for which the German panzer divisions have become famous.
Unit Cards American Force Card (x1) M4 Sherman Tank Company HQ (x1) M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (x1) M5 Stuart Tank Company HQ (x1) M5 Stuart Tank Platoon (x1) M10 Tank Destoryer Platoon (x1) Armoured Rifle Platoon (x1) M3 Half-Track Transport (x1) M7 Priest Artillery Battery (x1)
D-Day: American is a 120pg Hardback Book that contains Forces for Parachute Rifle Company, Glider Rifle Company, Ranger Company, Assault Company, Rifle Company, Veteran Assault Company, Veteran Rifle Company, M4 Sherman Tank Company, M5 Stuart Tank Company, Armored Rifle Company, Veteran M4 Sherman Tank Company, Veteran M5 Stuart Tank Company, Veteran Armored Rifle Company, and M10 Tank Destroyer Company
This All Plastic Army Deal contains: 5x Panzer IV (7.5cm) Tanks, 2x Tiger (8.8cm) Tanks, 1x Panzer Grenadier Platoon, 4x Sd Kfz 251 Half-tracks, 3x StuG (7.5cm) Assault Guns, 3x 15cm Nebelwerfer Rocket Launchers, 2x 8.8cm AA Guns, 1x Complete A5 Rulebook as well as Decals and Unit Cards
includes one Command Rifle team, one Observer Rifle team, two Mortar section each with two Tampella M/35 81mm mortar teams, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base & four Medium four-hole bases