Mortar Platoon (Greatcoats)
includes one Command Rifle team, one Observer Rifle team, three Mortar Sections, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base, six Medium four-hole bases, two plastic hole plug sprues.
While the mortar platoons of the Allied armies have just two tubes, the German equivalent has six 8cm GW34 mortars. This gives the commander of a German infantry battalion timely and flexible local artillery support in a way that the Allies can not match.
Although the mortars are nominally under the direct control of the battalion commander, this firepower is made available to the individual rifle company commanders.
Observer teams need a good view of the battlefield in order to do their job correctly. Be sure to deploy them in a position where they have an excellent view of the battlefield such as on a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building.