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British 8th Army Carrier Patrol

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British 8th Army Carrier Patrol
Sub Category: Bolt Action
Product Note: 14 pcs.
Publish Year: 2019
Dimensions: 8.75x6x2.5"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148963161
Mfg. part #: WLG402011018
Type: Miniatures Box Set

British 8th Army Carrier Patrol


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, deadlier 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.

This set contains:

  • 2 x Universal Carriers with Metal Crewmen
  • 12 x Plastic 8th Army infantry
  • Also contains stat card, decals, damage markers and construction leaflet
  • Universal Carrier
Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.

More properly called the Universal Carrier, this was a fully tracked weapons and personnel carrier and one of the most distinctive and useful transports used by any side during the war. This entry is also used for all the similar Loyd carriers and for the pre-war designed Carden-Loyd Tankette tow.

8th Army infantry

Struggling against the oppressive daytime heat, choking dust and freezing cold nights in addition to battling their German and Italian opponents the 8th Army become more popularly known as the 'Desert Rats' - a nickname adopted from the 7th Armored Division, a key component of the Western Desert force.