Flames of War: German Sturmtiger Assault Howitzer Platoon (GBX184)
Sturmtiger Assault Howitzer Platoon (GBX184)
Includes two Sturmtiger (38cm Rocket) Assault Howitzers and one Decal Sheet.
The Sturmtiger assault howitzers of Sturmmörserkompanie 1000 and 1001 were attached to 6. SS-Panzer Armee to take part in Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine, the Ardennes offensive) in mid-January 1944. However, it wasn’t until late-January that they joined the battle where they were engaged in fighting on the Eifel front around Duren and Euskirchen. They were earmarked to lay waste to Liege once the offensive had broken through the American line. However, circumstances dictated that most Sturmtiger engagements ended up being against Allied field forces rather than the bunkers and buildings they were designed for. These attacks made a significant impression on the few troops unfortunate enough to end up on the receiving end.