Flames of War: Late War: German: Fallschirmjager 8cm/12cm Mortar Platoon (GE769)
Includes four 8cm FallschirmjÃ¤ger Stummel Mortar teams, three 12cm FallschirmjÃ¤ger Mortar Teams and two Unit cards.
The FallschirmjÃ¤ger use light 8cm mortars as company and battalion mortars. These are nicknamed Stummelwerfer or âStump mortarâ for their short barrels. The FallschirmjÃ¤ger found their mortars useful in breaking up American assaults on Hill 192 in Normandy, firing into the gullies where the Americans formed up. The big regimental 12cm mortars fire a heavier bombardment at a longer range than the light 8cm mortars. However, they are less versatile as they lack the capability to fire smoke screens to blind the enemy as your troops manoeuvre.