søndag 23. august 2009

Compagnia Bersaglieri Army Box (ITAB01)

Lancia da 90/53 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Compagnia Bersaglieri Army Box (ITAB01)

The mighty Bersaglieri are Italy’s elite infantry. They have earned their place amongst the elite of the Italian army, serving in every conflict that the Italians have fought with distinction since their creation. 
ITAB01 Compagnia Bersaglieri
Equipped with reliable Solothurn and Elefantino anti-tank guns, they are well prepared to take on their opponents in defence. However, in the attack they are in their element. Backed by Carri tank platoons, self-propelled Semovente guns, and artillery, they strike hard and fast into the enemy line.
Identified by their distinctive black cockerel feathers on their helmets the Bersaglieri lead the charge against Italy’s enemies in North Africa with raw courage and tenacity.
Objective, destroyed M14/41
ITAB01 Compagnia Bersaglieri
Objective, destroyed M14/41They form the core of the attack, they are skilled enough to avoid most enemy fire, and when led by their stoic commanders, hold firm. The Carri Platoon spearheads the attack, softening up the enemy in advance of the Rifle Platoons, and flushing out any surprises that the enemy may have in store, while the Semovente 75/18’s follow up the attack, taking care of any nasty surprises and heavy armour that the Allies may have. The Anti-tank platoon holds the flank against any sneaky attacks by the enemy.
ITAB01 Compagnia Bersaglieri
The other flank is protected by the Italian’s fine Artillery, which provides indirect support for the infantry attack, as well as deterring enemy tank attacks. Dug in, the Machine-gun and Anti-tank Platoons halt enemy infantry from attacking the valuable position.

The centre is held by the Lancia da 90/53’s, their long range allows them to provide support to whatever flank is under pressure. From this position they can also provide cover from marauding tanks.

Semovente 75/18 Platoon
Heavy Anti-aircraft Platoon
The box contains the core components of an Italian Compagnia Bersaglieri. It contains all the models shown in the organisational diagrams above. Also included is a sheet of decals containing divisional symbols and tank numbers. Vehicles and guns have individual assembly diagrams. As an additional bonus, two unique army-specific objective markers are also included.
The Flames Of War Quartermasters Set and the paint set for North Africa contain all the paints needed to complete your Italian army are available separately.

Afrika, The Intelligence Handbook for forces in Afrika and the Mediterranean, has detailed company options, historical details, and painting guides.

Artillery Battery
Models supplied unpainted and require assembly. Scenery, glue and paint not included, contents may vary from those shown.
Designed by Evan Allen
Guns designed by Karl Cederman
Painted Jeremy Painter
Compagnia Bersaglieri in Flames Of War
Company HQ
Add Solothurn anti-tank rifle
35 points
60 points
Combat Platoons
Bersaglieri Platoon
3 Bersaglieri Squads

150 points
Bersaglieri Machine-gun Platoon
3 Machine-gun Section

105 points
Bersaglieri Anti-tank Platoon
3 Anti-tank Platoo

135 points
Support Platoons
Carri Platoon
5 M14/41 tank

300 points
Self-propelled 75/18 Platoon
Command Carro Commando tank and 4 Semovente 74/1

310 points
Heavy Anti-tank Platoon
2 Gun Sections with Lancia da 90/53

280 points
Artillery Battery
2 Gun Sections with 75/27 gun

190 points
1565 points
M14/41 objective
M14/41 objective
Carri PlatoonM14/41 objective
Compagnia Bersaglieri
Heavy Anti-aircraft Platoon

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