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Flames of War

 

StuG G Platoon (GBX83)

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includes five plastic StuG III G sprues (with 7.5cm & 10.5cm gun options), one plastic Tank Commander sprue & one StuG III decal sheet.

The StuG G assault gun was by far the most widely produced and used in the StuG series. Between 1942 and 1945 over 7,700 were produced. The StuG G used the hull of the Panzer III M with a low-profile superstructure. This made the assault gun incredibly difficult to spot as it lay in ambush amongst dense terrain.

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Later versions were fitted with the Saukopf, or pig's head, gun mantlet. This slightly increased the armoured protection of the gun as is deflected in-coming shots.

A cupola was added for the StuG G, making it a key distinguishing feature from the previous StuG F/8. This addition increased the assault gun commander’s visibility. Schürzen skirts were added for further protection from enemy hand-held anti-tank weapons, such as the bazooka or anti-tank rifles.

Designed by Will Jayne
Painted by Aaron Mathie

StuG Platoon (GBX83)
The Plastic StuG III G Sprues
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The Tank Commander Sprue
The StuG Decal Sheet
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StuG Platoon (GBX83)
The StuG III G (Mid)
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The StuG III G (Mid) in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
StuG G
Standard Tank
7
3
1
Hull MG, Protected ammo.
7.5cm StuK40 gun
32"/80cm
2
11
3+
Hull mounted.
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Hull-mounted Guns
Some tanks mount weapons in the front of the hull instead of in a turret to save weight or to make them easier to produce.


A hull-mounted weapon mounted in the front of a vehicle has a 180-degree Field of Fire covering everything in front of a line drawn across the front of the vehicle. If the weapon is mounted at the rear of the vehicle, the Field of Fire covers everything to the rear of a line drawn across the rear of the vehicle.
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Protected Ammo
Many tanks are destroyed not by the enemy shell but by their own ammunition being hit by white-hot fragments of armour and exploding. The chances of this were minimised by providing a safe place for stowing ammunition within the vehicle such as an armoured compartment or inside a water-filled jacket.


If forced to bail out, crews of tanks with protected ammunition are far more confident when it comes to remounting their vehicle quickly.

Tanks with Protected Ammo re-roll all failed Motivation Tests to Remount Bailed Out vehicles in the Starting Step (see page 102 of the main rulebook).
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Mid-war StuG III G Option
Add Schürzen sideskirts to any StuG G or StuH42 assault gun for +5 points per assault gun.

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The StuG III G (Late)
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The StuG III G (Late) in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
StuG G (late)
Standard Tank
7
3
1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG,
Protected ammo, Schürzen.
7.5cm StuK40 gun
32"/80cm
2
11
3+
Hull mounted.
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The StuH42 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
StuH42 Standard Tank
7
3
1
Hull MG, Protected ammo, Schürzen.
10.5cm StuH42 gun
32"/80cm
2
10
2+
Hull mounted, Breakthrough gun, Smoke.
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Schürzen
Schürzen are the thin armoured plates hung on the sides of some German tanks to protect them from infantry anti-tank weapons, like anti-tank rifles and bazookas.

When a tank that is protected by Schürzen is hit by a weapon with a Firepower of 5+ or 6 on the Side armour by shooting and fails its Armour Save, roll a special 4+ Schürzen save:

■ If the save is successful the Schürzen protects the tank from the side shot.

■ If the save is not successful the shot penetrated the side armour as normal.

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No Saves from Big Guns
Some weapons are just so powerful that there is no chance of surviving a hit from them. These heavy guns are often mounted in tanks and self-propelled guns designed to break through enemy defensive lines.

Infantry teams, Gun teams, Passengers, and Unarmoured vehicles automatically fail their Saves when hit by a Breakthrough Gun or a Bunker Buster. This does not apply to Artillery Bombardments.
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The Contents of the StuG Platoon Box Set
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StuG Platoon (GBX83)
Description of Components
a. 5x Plastic StuG hull sprues.
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Description of Components
a. 5x Plastic StuG track sprues.
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Description of Components Description of Components
a. 1x Tank Commander sprue. a. 1x StuG III Decal sheet.
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Assembling The StuG G Platoon
Join Blake as he demonstrates how to assemble the different variants of the StuG G included in the new all-plastic StuG G Platoon.

Assembling The StuG G Platoon...