Armoured SS Panzergrenadier Company HQ (Plastic) (GBX138)
includes two MP40 SMG Teams, one Sd Kfz 251 Half-track Sprue, one Half-track Crew Sprue and four Unit Cards.
The SS armoured panzergrenadier companies were the division’s strike force. Fast and armoured, their half-tracks allowed them to keep up with the panzers in mobile operations. The same traits made them equally good as rearguards. Once they halted the enemy advance with their massive firepower, they could quickly withdraw to the next defence line, protected from enemy artillery fire.
D-Day: Waffen SS
The Waffen-SS were the elite combat arm of Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguard. Fighting wherever the fire was hottest, they had proved their mettle many times in the cauldron of battle on the Eastern Front. With the American and British forces poised to invade Normandy, they were brought west to France to rebuild, tripling their strength to become far stronger than the handful of regular Army Panzer divisions facing the Allies. When the Allies landed on D-Day, the SS were sent in to throw them back into the sea. In the battles that followed, their unswerving determination and stubborn refusal to retreat made them the most feared opponents the Allies faced.