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Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)

Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)

Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Includes two Char Saint Chamond tanks

France's second attempt at designing a heavy tank led to the Char Saint Chamond, which was the largest tank built in France during the war.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
 

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
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Weighing in at 23 tonnes, the Char Saint Chamond was armed with a full-size 75mm gun located in the front of the vehicle, with 4 Hotchkiss machine-guns located on the sides. France produced about 400 of the Saint Chamond tanks during the war and used them alonside their other designs until the armistice in 1918.
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
The Char Saint Chamond in Great War
      Armour
   
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 

Char Saint Chamond

4"/10cm
1
1
1
Hull MG, Two Side-mounted MG,  Hull rear MG, Landship, Overloaded.
    75mm mle 1897 gun 24"/60cm 2
8 3+
Hull-mounted.
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Landships

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.

Check out the full Landships rules in Great War... 

Landships Damage Token Set (TK906)
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Contents & Assembly Guide for the Char Saint Chamond
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Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
a. 2x Char Saint Chamond hulls.
b. 4x Tracks.

c. 2x 75mm guns.
d. 4x 8mm Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun sprues.

Assembling the Char Saint Chamond

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

Note:
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 back.

Below: Correctly assembled tracks.

Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Step 2. Attach the 75mm gun to the front of the hull. Below: The correctly attached gun.
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Step 3: There is one hole on each side of the tank for an 8mm Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun.  Below: Example hole for a Hotchkiss machine-gun.
Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)
Below: Locations for each Hotchkiss machine-gun.
Once you have glued in each gun you are finished!
Below is what your Char Saint Chamond should look like.

Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02) Char Saint Chamond (GFBX02)


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