The Federal Republic of Germany joined NATO in the early 1950s and for many of the former Western allies it was uncomfortable to see Germans back in uniform so soon after the end of the Second World War.
However, the Bundeswehr by the 1970s and 1980s had become a key element in NATO’s frontline defences. Initially closely controlled and equipped with US equipment the West German army slowly developed into a formidable fighting force with growing quantities of excellent West German produced equipment. The Leopard family of MBTs proved a worthy successor to an earlier generation’s Tiger and Panther tanks, whilst the Marder Infantry fighting vehicle helped revolutionise the role of the infantry on the modern battlefield.
However, perhaps the most important aspect of the Bundeswehr was its dedication and commitment to protecting territory that it called home. Had it had been called upon to defend West Germany the invaders would have faced a formidable and determined opponent prepared to fight to the last man.
Models are Battlefront plastic and metal 15mm miniatures. This force consists of:
- Seven Days to the River Rhine rule book & card deck
- German command tokens
- Panzergrenadier Zug - 3 infantry bases, 2 milan teams
- Marder Zug - 5 vehicles
- Leopard 2 Panzer Zug - 5 vehicles
- Gepard Flak Batterie - 2 vehicles
A force of around 770pts may be fielded with this army deal.
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