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Nov 1, 2017
Askari Miniatures are pleased to announce the release of German mountain troops, the Gebirgsjäger.
Gebirgsjäger were basically light infantry trained for mountain warfare. They fought principally in infantry assault formations, and it was in this role they excelled.
Gebirgsjäger fought in most major campaigns including Yugoslavia, Greece, Crete, Tunisia and Italy from 1941 to 1945.
Our jaegers are dressed in light kit for combat for summer operations, as the 5th Mountain Division fought in the invasion of Crete in 1941. These figures can also be painted in khaki desert uniforms which they wore in Tunisia and Italy.
The initial release consists of a Rifle Team, MG-34 team, Officers, a full Rifle Squad and the Mountain Guide.
May 20th, 2013
Askari Miniatures has their new German Schutztruppe Artillery Crews available now.
Germany’s Southwest Africa colony (Deutsche Sud-West Afrika, DSWA) was defended by a security force made up completely of German troops. These troops were known as Schutztruppe and were all mounted infantry supported by artillery crews.
This artillery crew is designed to man the Krupp 75mm mountain gun. Crew consists of one gunner holding a shell, one watching the effect of fire, and two working the gun. In addition to the Mountain Artillery crew, here is also a Field Artillery crew.
This artillery crew is designed to man the Krupp 77mm field gun. The limber shown below is the German Limber A-6.
Crew consists of one gunner holding a shell, one with a bar, and two pushing the wheels. The 77mm guns were not recoilless, so the guns would be manhandled into position and re-positioned after each firing.