Saturday, July 20, 2013

Battleground Weird WWII: Einstossflammenwerfer 46

Notes:  This little guy was made to give German infantry a bit more punch not unlike the idea of the panzerfaust.  This is a great addition to any German force and can really swing the tide of battle if deployed effectively.  Nothing says I hate you more then a ball of flame and with this thing you can give them out like party favors.
Date Introduced:  Early '44
Users:  Germany
Crew:  The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 has a crew of one.
Firing:  The  Einstossflammenwerfer 46 takes a single action to fire and does not need to be activated like other flamethrowers.  Once fired, use all infantry-based flamethrower rules with the exception of the Detonation rules.
Single-Shot:  The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 is a single-shot disposable weapon and will be inert after it has fired.
Other Uses:  The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 was often used as a booby trap and even as a ad hoc defensive measure for vehicles.  Commanders may use this weapon in just about any way they want just as long as they write some rules of if before hand.
Captured Use:  The Einstossflammenwerfer 46 was so simple to use that even civilians with very little training could fire one.  Due to its ease of use, the Captured Use penalty is reduced to +1 instead of the normal +3.

Panther with several Einstossflammenwerfer 46 used as a defensive weapon against infantry.

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