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Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)

Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725) Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
includes one Command Rifle team, one Observer Rifle team, two Mortar section each with two Tampella M/35 81mm mortar teams, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base & four Medium four-hole bases.

During the Winter War (30 November 1939 – 13 March 1940), the 81mm mortar played a vital role due to a lack of field artillery that plagued the Finnish Army throughout the conflict.

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Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
The 81mm mortar was able to breakup Soviet infantry attacks due to its surprising effectiveness even in deep snow; due to the sensitive fuses that were fitted to the projectiles. However, field artillery they were not and proved less effective against bunkers and reinforced dugouts.

During the Continuation War (25 June 1941 – 19 September 1944) the number of 81mm mortar in Finnish service peaked but the attrition of war meant a steady decline in the numbers available. Any captured Soviet 82mm mortars were quickly turned against their former owners but the demand for the 81mm mortar was far in excess of what was available.

Designed by James Brown
Painted by James Brown
The Observer Rifle Team
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725) Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
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 an excellent view of the battlefield such as on a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building.
The Tampella M/35 81mm Mortar Teams
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725) Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
The Tampella M/35 81mm Mortar in Flames Of War
ROF Anti-tank
Tampella M/35 81mm mortar Man-packed
Smoke, Minimum range 8"/20cm.
Firing bombardments
Smoke bombardment.
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725) Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
Sometimes your weapons won’t destroy the enemy quickly enough to prevent them from wreaking havoc on your own troops first. One way to protect your troops in the meanwhile is to fire smoke at the enemy to temporarily impair their vision.

Only weapons listed as having the Smoke attribute in their Arsenal may fire smoke. Some weapons can also fire Smoke Bombardments (see page 136 of the main rulebook).
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725) Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
While Finnish units may lack in artillery, there are at least enough mortars to equip every regiment. This consists of a command team, observer team, two sections of two 81mm mortar teams, and Pulkka (horse- or reindeer-pulled sled).
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)
The Mortar Platoon (Winter) Prepare To Fire A Bombardment
Mortar Platoon (Winter) (FI725)

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Painting Finnish Infantry
James demonstrates how to paint Battlefront's new Winter War Finnish infantry, including an effective method for painting white, and how to do snow basing.

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Last Updated On Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront