Warlord Games: Bolt Action: British 8th Army Box Set
Formed from the Western Desert Force in 1941, the British 8th Army comprised men from across the British Commonwealth - British, New Zealanders, Australians, Indians and South Africans. Following early successes against the Italians in North Africa, the 8th Army suddenly faced a new, more deadly foe - the Deutsches Afrika Korps led by their mercurial commander, Erwin Rommel. Thus began a series of operations with Allied and Axis forces being pushed back hundreds of miles only to regain that territory and more with battles at El Alamein, Tobruk and Beda Fomm becoming legendary. With the Allied victory in North Africa the fighting soon encompassed Tunisia and then the very heartland of Italy itself.
British 8th Army Starter Army contains:
* 36 x British 8th Army infantry (plastic) * 1 x 8th Army 6-pdr anti-tank gun (metal) * 1 x 8th Army 25-pdr light artillery (metal) * 1 x 8th Army Vickers MMG team (metal) * 1 x 8th Army 3" medium mortar team (metal) * 2 x Bren carrier (plastic) with 8th Army passengers (metal) * Assembly and painting instructions, stat cards, full-colour decal sheets, vehicle damage markers, and plastic bases