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Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)

Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)

Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Includes two Schneider CA.1 tanks

The first French heavy tank, the Schneider CA.1, weighed about 12.6 tons and was armed with a short 75mm cannon and two Hotchkiss machine-guns. The 60hp Schneider  gasoline engine of the CA.1 gave the tank a top speed of 8.1kmph (5 mph); however, it normally moved at 2-3kmph due to the difficulty of driving it. While not the best-designed French tank of the war, the CA.1 was used until the final battles in 1918.

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
The Schneider CA.1 in Great War
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range

Schneider CA.1

Two side-mounted MG, Landship, Overloaded.
    75mm Blockhaus Schneider 16"/40cm 2
5 3+
Side mounted.
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)

In Flames Of War, some tanks are Landships and use the special rules on pages 6-7 of Great War, in addition to the other Great War Tanks rules.

Most notably, Landships can withstand a lot of punishment and still keep fighting. When shooting or artillery would usually destroy a Landship, a second Firepower Test is made, and if it fails, the Landship is only Damaged, and a Damage marker is placed on the Landship.

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Landships Damage Token Set (TK906)
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)

Contents & Assembly Guide for the Scheider CA.1
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Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
a. 2x Resin Schneider CA.1 hulls.
b. 4x Schneider CA.1 tracks.
c. 2x MG sprues.

Assembling the Schneider CA.1

Step 1. Begin by attaching the tracks to the resin hull.

The two track pieces are symmetrical, so you don't have to worry about putting them on the wrong side. Just make sure the large wheel is at the front.

Below: The Scheider CA.1 with tracks attached.

Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)
Step 3: Remove the side-mounted MGS from the sprue using a pair of clippers, and trim any excess metal with a sharp hobby knife or a file. Glue each MG in place in the ball-mount on either side of the vehicle. Below: The completed Schneider CA.1.
Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01) Schneider CA.1 (GFBX01)

Last Updated On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by James at Battlefront