The Tiger was the best known of all the German tanks during World War II and the most feared by the Allies.
The tank armour was almost impervious to the guns of the Allies tanks and its 88mm high velocity gun could destroy any Allies tank on the battlefield with relative ease.
Lucky for the Allies the Tiger was not produced in great numbers only around 1300 was buildt,
The Tiger developed its fearsome reputation in North Africa, where just the rumoured presese of the tank could halt Allied attacks - this became known as Tiger fear.
At Kursk they were the tip of the German armoured spear and achieved 11 to 1 kill ratio.
The German 88 was first developed as a Heavy anti-Aircraft weapon, but during the battle of France 1940 and the North African Campaign, when Rommel used them as anti-tank weapons, they caused the British armour many losses.
i hope that i can use the 88 against my buddy Peters tanks this coming sunday.....BOOM one less Sherman.
Got a box from Crusader miniatures today , and in it was 20 more Germans for my German Bolt Action Army.
12 more rifle men,4 tank hunters, and 4 with MP40s
bad for me that i dont have the time to paint them up to this sundays big game me and Peter is going to have :(
Me and Peter will try to play 1500p Germans vs 1500p Americans and see how that goes.... got some nasty new toys for my Germans this time :)
The Flamethrower or Flammenwerfer was used throughout the war and were often employed against Buildings and fortications.
The flamethrower in bolt action is truly a nasty weapon if its used right, in my last game against my buddy Peter i used a Heer Pioneer Squad and for just 20 Point i upgraded one rifle man to a flamethrower.
That Heer Pioneer squad manage to kill a whole airborne unit in a building with one shot from the flamethrower, talk about a nasty weapon :)