Desert Rats Motor Platoon
includes two Company HQ teams, one Unit Leader team, three Bren Gun teams, one Boys Anti-tank Rifle team, one 2-inch mortar team, and four Unit Cards.
In the fast-moving environment of the desert war, it is the tanks that usually get all the glory. But the hard work still belongs to the PBI, the ‘Poor Bloody Infantry’. For such a small unit, a motor company has plenty of firepower at its disposal. Their machine-guns, anti-tank guns, and mortars can deal with almost any opposition.
Plastic Infantry Sprue (x2)
3 x Medium Bases
5 x Small Bases
1 x Hole plugs
7th Armoured Divison force card (x1)
Movement Orders reference card (x1)
Motor Company HQ (x1)
Motor Platoon (x1)
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Desert Rats MMG Platoon & Mortar Section
includes four Vickers MMG teams and two 3-inch Mortar teams, six medium four-hole bases, one base plug sprue, two Unit cards.
The Vickers MMG Team
Machine-guns used to be grouped together in the battalion support company, but by 1942 each motor company has its own attached machine-gun platoon. The Vickers medium machine-guns pin the enemy down while the motor platoons manoeuvre for the knock-out blow.
Desert Rats Universal Carrier Patrols
includes nine plastic Universal Carriers, three plastic Crew sprues, one decal sheet and three Unit cards.
Each motor company includes a scout platoon of Universal Carriers. This versatile vehicle is commonly called a Bren Gun Carrier, which was the first variant developed, even though it has since evolved into a more general-purpose vehicle. Their usual job is scouting No Man's Land to reconnoitre enemy positions. They are also good for protecting the flanks as a mobile reserve, delivering extra firepower where it is most needed.
Desert Rats Decals
with four Desert Rats decal sheets.
Included are 4 different Armoured Division Insignia, representing the 1st Armoured (Rhino), 6th Armoured (mailed fist), 7th Armoured (Desert Rats) and 10th Armoured (fox head).
with four waterslide decal sheets.
This German decal set covers the forces of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) and includes divisional insignias, tactical numbers and three different style of Balkenkreuz. It can be used for Early and Mid-war DAK forces.
Desert Rats 6pdr Anti-Tank Platoon
includes four plastic 6pdr anti-tank guns, four plastic Gun Crew sprues, four medium five-hole bases, one base plug sprue and one Unit card.
The Quick-Firing 6-pounder is a 57mm anti-tank gun which made its combat debut in the Gazala battles in May and June 1942. Dug-in and firing at only point blank range, these guns are deadly to enemy tanks.