Flames of War: D-Day German - 21st Panzer Division
Contains One A4 Size Booklet with 21 Pages & Two 21st Panzer Division Formations & Support, 15 Command Cards and 14 Unit Cards
The 21st Panzer Division is one of the more colourful divisions to fight in the Normandy Campaign. Descended from Rommel's legendary Afrika Korps, they would have attracted attention anyway. On top of this, their equipment with rather unique modified French tanks and half-tracks ensured their lasting interest to wargamers. While it would have been great to be able to include the division in the D-Day: German book, the fact that little of their equipment actually matched that fielded by any other division made that difficult. Instead, we opted to give them their own booklet and release window highlighting this unusual division and its equipment.
The booklet covers the two most distinctive components of the 21st Panzer Division: its armoured panzergrenadier companies and its assault gun companies. Since the panzer regiment had a perfectly ordinary battalion of Panzer IV tanks (the second battalion had obsolete French Somua tanks for training, but they were sensibly withdrawn to Germany to complete their training), and the reconnaissance battalion was rather ordinary (although equipped with the older armoured cars of Fortress Europe rather than the newer varieties found in D-Day: German), these aren't included in the book as players can already field these types of formation.
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