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105/28 howitzer (x2) (IT590)

105/28 howitzer (IT590) 105/28 howitzer (x2) (IT590)
Contains two 105/28 howitzers and 10 crew.

The 105/28 howitzer was a World War One vintage gun of French design (Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider or L13 S); originally starting life as a design on the drafting board of the Russian Putilov Armaments factory.  It proved a popular design and was exported to various countries, Italy among them.

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"The hardest fighting troops in the Italian army are the artillerymen. They are selected from the best recruits and have the most intense, technical and professional training. They also fight very bravely, often defending their guns to the last man. A Howitzer Batteries are rated as Artillery."
The breech mechanism was based on a screw design; a swinging arm allowed the breech to swing in and out of the breech ring without having to be withdrawn axially. Upon opening the breech, a shell guide was raised from the bottom of the breech ring to assist in guiding the shell into the chamber. The 105/28 also had a number of safety features to ensure the gun wasn’t discharge unless the breech was properly closed and the barrel had fully recovered from the recoil of a previous firing.

The 105/28 howitzer had a maximum elevation of 37o and could fire it’s 16.3kg shell up to range beyond 12kms. It remained a common weapon during World War Two and continued in Italian service until 1943 seeing action on both the African and Russian fronts.

Figures designed Evan Allan
Guns designed Karl Cederman
Painted by Jeremy Painter

105/28 howitzer (IT590)
"A Howitzer Battery may not be deployed in Ambush."
The 105/28 Howitzer in Flames Of War
105/28 gun
Gun shield.
Firing bombardments

105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08) 105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)
"The 105/28 howitzer has a Gun shield which means that even if you fail a Gun save, your opponent must make a Firepower test to destroy that team. But remember, Gun shields only provide Bulletproof cover from shots fired from in front of the gun."
105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)  105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)
"An artillery platoon with a Staff team can repeat an artillery bombardment in subsequent turns once it has ranged in on an aiming point. You do not need to roll again to range in, nor is there any penalty to the score needed to hit if your artillery Ranged In on the second or third attempts."
105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08) 105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)
"Observer teams need a good view of the battlefield in order to do their job correctly. Be sure to deploy them in a position where they have a excellent view of the battlefield such as a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building."
105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08) 105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)

"When firing bombardments, the 105/28 howitzer has plenty of range and the firepower to soften up dug in infantry anywhere on the tabletop."

"With an Anti-tank rating of 9 in Direct Fire, your opponent must respect the serious threat these guns pose to their tanks."

"The 105/28 howitzer are rated as Immobile and can only move if towed."

A Battery of 105/28 Howitzers Ready for Action
105/28 Howitzer Battery (IBX08)

Last Updated On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Wayne at Battlefront