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25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33) 25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
includes four plastic 25pdr guns, four large six-hole bases, two base plug sprues, four plastic Gun Crew sprues and two Unit cards.

The versatile Quick-Firing 25-pounder entered service just before the war began, and remains the main British field gun and howitzer throughout the desert war.

Its main ammunition is an 11.5kg (25lb) 87.6mm high-explosive shell, with solid armour-piercing rounds also available. 

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Desert Rats
The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering repeated defeats at the hands of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, they remain undaunted. Their speedy Crusader and Honey tanks can run circles around their opposition, backed up by the heavier Grant squadrons. Their motorised infantry are equally adept in attack or defence. With support from the Royal Artillery and the Desert Air Force, they are a formidable and versatile force. 

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25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

The Honey's armour is not bad for a light tank, but unlike its big brother the Grant, it can't go toe-to-toe with the German panzers—not if its crew want to live for long. With eight forward gears and two reverse, the Honey can get itself out of trouble quickly if it has to.

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33) 25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
When they received the M3, the British found many things about its internal layout to be awkward. They quickly made adaptations to improve the tank's usability, including moving the turret traverse controls to the left-hand side, giving control of the turret to the gunner. With space in the turret limited, the tank was designed for the commander to also act as the gunner.
25pdr Field Troop (BBX33) 25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
This was far from ideal, because the commander is the tank's eyes and ears, and when operating the gun his vision is too limited to command effectively. The British overcame this by shifting crew functions. In combat, the commander would move to the rear of the turret while the assistant driver would climb up and man the gun.

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
This was far from ideal, because the commander is the tank's eyes and ears, and when operating the gun his vision is too limited to command effectively. The British overcame this by shifting crew functions. In combat, the commander would move to the rear of the turret while the assistant driver would climb up and man the gun.

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
This was far from ideal, because the commander is the tank's eyes and ears, and when operating the gun his vision is too limited to command effectively. The British overcame this by shifting crew functions. In combat, the commander would move to the rear of the turret while the assistant driver would climb up and man the gun.

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)

25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
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Plastic 25pdr Sprue (x4)
25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
Plastic Gun Crew (x4) Large Six-hole Base (x4); Base Plug Sprue (x2)
25pdr Field Troop (BBX33) 25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
Unit Cards
25 pdr Field Troop (x1) Honey OP (x1)
25pdr Field Troop (BBX33) 25pdr Field Troop (BBX33)
Click here to learn how to assemble the 25 pdr here...
Click here to learn how to assemble the 25 pdr here...

Boot Camp Battle Report
Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats
To conclude the lessons laid out in the 4th Edition Boot Camp, Phil and James put the theory into practice by playing a 62-point game using the Free For All mission.

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats


Last Updated On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront