The Germans had a whole army’s worth of men and material to defend against the Allied invasions at Normandy. Battlefront has yet more for your Flames of War games. Armored vehicles, artillery, and more to defend German holdings.
From the announcement:
Sd Kfz 250 Transports (Plastic)
The Sd Kfz 250 half-track is a smaller version of the panzergrenadiers’ Sd Kfz 251, carrying a single MG42 team. Although faster than its bigger cousin, the Sd Kfz 250 has a much shorter wheelbase, limiting its ability to cross obstacles. The smaller size and greater speed of the Sd Kfz 250 makes it much easier to conceal and ideal for reconnaissance operations
Sd Kfz Scout Troop (Plastic)
The Sd Kfz 250/9 2cm-armed half-tracked armoured cars, and their Sd Kfz 250 command vehicle with its powerful radio, scout ahead of the panzer division, spearheading its advance. Although well-enough armed to tackle enemy armoured cars, they attempt to avoid combat with anything bigger, using stealth to complete their scouting role.
5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic)
The lightweight 5cm anti-tank gun may have been relegated to second line divisions like the beach defence formations, but it is still effective at giving the infantry close protection against Allied tanks, leaving the tanks and the big ‘88’s to do their work unencumbered by the need to protect the infantry.
Armoured Reconnaissance Company HQ (Plastic)
The light reconnaissance company is organised along the same lines as a panzergrenadier company. The biggest difference is that they are mounted in the smaller Sd Kfz 250 halftrack. While this is often small enough to avoid detection, they need nearly twice as many of them. If they do get into a full-on fight, this can prove to be a blessing as the Sd Kfz 250 half-track is as heavily armed as the panzergrenadiers’ bigger Sd Kfz 251, meaning that they have nearly twice the firepower.
Panzer IV Tank Platoon (Plastic)
Although various marks of the Panzer IV have been in combat since the beginning of the war, the latest models used in Normandy are far more powerful than the originals and still out-gun most enemy medium tanks.
Möbelwagen AA Platoon
Recognising the need for something heavier than the light 2cm, the Germans have started building a self-propelled 3.7cm Flakpanzer (anti-aircraft tank) on the Panzer IV chassis. The Flakpanzer IV is nicknamed ‘Möbelwagen’ or ‘Furniture Van’ for it’s slab-sided appearance until the armoured shields are folded down to give its 3.7cm AA gun an all-round field of fire. The tank chassis gives the Möbelwagen the mobility to keep up with the panzers, while the 3.7cm gun gives it the punch to bring down any aircraft.
Sd Kfz 10/4 Light AA Platoon
The Sd Kfz 10/4 half-track’s 20mm gun is one of the most common anti-aircraft guns in the German army and is equally useful against both Allied air strikes and ground attacks. When defending, the panzergrenadiers often dismount their guns and dug them in for better protection.