8th Army Infantry Commonwealth Infantry Western Desert 1:56 WWII Military Wargaming Plastic Model Kit

8th Army Infantry Commonwealth Infantry Western Desert 1:56 WWII Military Wargaming Plastic Model Kit

$41.00

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8th Army Infantry Commonwealth Infantry Western Desert 1:56 WWII Military Wargaming Plastic Model Kit

$41.00

Item Code: 402011015

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Formed from the Western Desert Force in 1941, the British 8th Army comprised of men from across the British Commonwealth - British, New Zealanders, Australians, Indians and South Africans. Following early successes against the Italians in North Africa, the 8th Army suddenly faced a new, more deadly foe - the Deutsches Afrika Korps led by their mercurial commander, Erwin Rommel. Thus began a series of operations with Allied and Axis forces being pushed back hundreds of miles only to regain that territory and more with battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and Beda Fomm becoming legendary. With the Allied victory in North Africa the fighting soon encompassed Tunisia and then the very heartland of Italy itself.

Struggling against the oppressive daytime heat, choking dust and freezing cold nights in addition to battling their German and Italian opponents the 8th Army become more popularly known as the 'Desert Rats' - a nickname adopted from the 7th Armored Division, a key component of the Western Desert force.

This boxed set contains a multitude of parts and options allowing you to field soldiers as diverse as British, Sikh, Punjabi, Mosselman or Scottish. Just the job to tackle Rommel's Afrika Korps or Mussolini's Italians!

British 8th Army contains:

Enough plastic components to make 30 British Commonwealth miniatures. Includes a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations and command models.
Equipment included: Lee Enfield rifle, Thompson submachine gun, Bren gun LMG, Boys anti-tank rifle, Webley pistol and 2-inch mortar.
Plastic bases.
Construction leaflet.
Optional Indian (Sikh, Punjabi and Yusufzai) and Scottish Highlander heads.

This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

Recreate World War II combat on a tabletop using dice, model troops, tanks and the rules constructed by Bolt Action against one or more opponents.

Each opposing side will also require painted model troops, representing the soldiers, guns and tanks of your chosen armies.

Tabletop encounters take place according to twelve closely defined battle scenarios that explain how forces are deployed and how victory is achieved.

All that remains is for players to pit their wits against each other as they enact just one small part of one of the greatest conflicts in history—World War II.

Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:56
Age Suitability 14+

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