Bolt Action - Seelow Heights
1 x Bolt Action - Kriegsmarine Squad
The men of the Kriegsmarine were often asked to do more than serve at sea. U-Boat and ship crews could be found in land actions in many theatres, wearing their trademark blue sailor’s uniforms or the grey-blue U-Boat leathers as they took the fight to the enemy.Separate Figure Heads: Heads with Volksturm caps, German fire brigade helmet, and regular German army headgear.
The German Navy (or Kriegsmarine) had the peculiar battle honour of being involved in the first action of WW2 and also its last.
Infantry units of the navy, equipped with Wehrmacht weaponry and wearing their trademark dark blue uniforms and steel helmets, assaulted the Polish port of Danzig in the opening action of the war and, five years later, flew into the maelstrom of Berlin, landing in parks and on lakes using seaplanes or any other available transport aircraft. This time they were equipped with panzerfausts in an attempt to stave off the avenging Russian armour.
They formed at least three divisions and some regular army officers were placed in the units to give them the value of their experience. They frequently fought under their usual officer, so a unit could be led by a Korvettenkapitän or U-Boat commander.
They fought in Poland, Narvik, Russia, Dieppe, Arnhem, many of the cut off German garrisoned ports, as well as Holland and Berlin. The Welsh 53rd Division fought them regularly in Holland and found them full of fight, giving them the nickname of the "Blue Devils. Contains 10 Infantry, Metal, Figure Head System
1 x Bolt Action - Last Levy, the Defence of Berlin
the last days of Germany’s war, many desperate civilians were drafted
into the Volksturm to defend Berlin. Armed with whatever they could lay
their hands on, old men, wounded soldiers, and even those too young for
regular service were expected to hold back the unstoppable Red Army. This metal boxed set brings you the rag-tag elements of what would be forever called ‘The Last Levy’.
Volkssturm (literally, ‘People‘s Storm’) were militia recruited from
amongst the old, unfit and young. Many were drawn from the ranks of the
Hitler Youth or from amongst veterans of World War I. They were
ill-equipped with a variety of weaponry including crudely made
Volkssturm MP3008 submachine guns and Volkssturmgewehr rifle. Others
carried weapons captured from other nations earlier in the war or guns
dating back to the previous century. Most did not have a uniform, but
wore civilian clothing with just a black armband emblazoned with
Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht to show their allegiance. Volkssturm
battalions were theoretically formed only for the defence of their own
military district, but many ended up being sent to the frontline.
paramilitary organisation, the Hitler Youth was set up by the Nazi
Party to promote its ideology to the youth of Germany, and thus
indoctrinate the next generation of Party members. They were not trained
for combat, but by the end of the war were being conscripted into
military service. Teenage boys were given basic weapons training and
expected to fight and die in defence of the Fatherland. Often the NCO
was a veteran or a formerly invalid soldier returning to duty. Despite
their age, these boys often fought with great courage and tenacity,
sacrificing themselves for a hopeless cause.
A wide variety of uniforms and
equipment was used by these proud defenders of the German capital.
Contains 20 highly detailed and gorgeous metal miniatures:
HQ: NSDAP party official with pistol
HQ: Bund Deutscher Mädel (German League of Girls) medic
Infantry: Hitler Youth Squad. NCO with MP40 SMG, 4 ‘men’ with Kar98K rifles/panzerfausts
Infantry: Volksturm Squad. NCO with Gustloff VG 1-5 assault rifle, 4 soldiers with Kar98K rifles and panzerfausts.
Volksturm Squad. NSDAP party worker NCO with Beretta SMG. 1 soldier
with MP40 SMG, 3 with Kar98K rifles and panzerfausts.
Soldier with Krummlauf assault rifle (fires around corners!) and panzerfaust.
2 soldiers with Luftfaust hand-held anti-aircraft rocket launcher and assault rifle.
1 x Bolt Action - Waffen-SS Veterans - SS-Sturmbataillon Charlemagne
Second World War saw many confusing contradictions as politics and
ideals clashed in epic campaigns that were once thought inconceivable.
One such oddity was the Charlemagne division, the 33. SS-Grenadier
Division which fought ferociously for the German cause on the Russian
front. They were unusual because they were French citizens who
volunteered to join the Legion of French Volunteers against Bolshevism,
later to be renamed the Charlemagne Division.
At full strength it
consisted of over 11,000 men, all who decided to join the Nazi cause
and crush Communism. They fought very well in many battles in Russia and
Poland, often against appalling odds and, remarkably, actually broke
into Berlin to defend their Führer with 350 remaining men
(Unterscharführer Eugene Vaulot destroyed eight Soviet tanks with
panzerfausts, earning a Knight’s Cross)!
The men of the
Charlemagne Division, marked by their tricolor shoulder badge, were
destroyed in Berlin and many met a grim end at the hands of vengeful
Free French forces; an understandable but sad end to an elite fighting
This boxed set contains 10 metal miniatures - armed to the
teeth with assault rifles, submachine guns (the iconic MP40, looted
Soviet PPSh and also the Italian Beretta that was in widespread use by
German forces in the latter stages of the war). As you can see there are
also panzefausts, an MG42 LMG tam and a sinister SS man with combat
knife at the ready!
Each models is supplied with separate heads to provide you with lots of variety in terms of headgear and posing.
these miniatures have been specifically sculpted to reflect the
Charlemagne troops they can just as easily be painted as any SS unit;
all you need to do is remove the tri-colour sleeve badge.
Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted