US Army Flamethrower & Light Mortar Teams (Winter)
Flamethrowers were used throughout the war, especially in the Pacific, to clear out tunnels and bunkers. During the Normandy landings the number of flamethrowers was increased to allow the men to open a gap in the fortified German lines.
In Bolt Action
Cost: 50pts (Regular), 65pts (Veteran)
Team: 2 men
Weapons: 1 infantry flamethrower
Mortars were the most commonly available type of support weapon. Normally they were deployed in a suitable rear position, no further than 100 yards from the observer in order to ‘cover the most dangerous approaches to the platoon area’. The standard light mortar was of relatively large calibre at 60mm. It fired a correspondingly larger and more effective shell over a greater range than the smaller mortars used by the Germans and British. The only problem was the weight (19kg) that meant a larger team was needed to move it.
In Bolt Action
o Cost: 28pts (Inexperienced), 40pts (Regular), 52pts (Veteran)
o Team: 3 men
o Weapons: 1 light mortar
o Special Rules:
o Team weapon
o Indirect fire
o HE (D3)
Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted
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US Army 3-inch Anti-tank Gun (Winter)
In 1940 the American Army asked for a gun that could effectively stop any tank. The design foresaw a 76.2mm AA barrel while the gun carriage would be that used on the 105mm howitzer. The result did not live up to expectations and the design was shelved. After the invasion of Europe the need for a higher calibre gun forced the army to dust-off the design and around 3,000 were made and issued to Tank Destroyer units.