One of the largest ground forces of the war, the
Regio Esercito (Royal Italian Army) was hardened by its experiences in
Albania, Ethiopia and the Spanish Civil War prior to its entry to the
Second World War.
The Italian Army fielded a wide range of weapons from various
manufacturers. The most successful and commonly used machine gun was the
Breda M37 8mm air-cooled weapon, its reputation led to it being fielded
by the British SAS when captured.
Like so many nations, the Italian Army made good use of mortars such
as the Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35 which was nearly identical to the
81mm mortar fielded by the United States.
Contains the following metal miniatures which can be fielded as Italian Army or Blackshirt troops:
- Officer with pistol
- Officer with SMG
- Radio operator
- MMG team
- Medium mortar team
- Plastic bases
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted