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Monty's Hounds (BRAB08)

British Monty's Hounds (BRAB08) All Plastic
 A Complete British Army with Rulebook and Army Book Included
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Includes Flames Of War mini rulebook, Nachtjäger army book, an Armoured Squadron HQ with Comet tank, two Armoured Platoons each with three Comet tanks, and a Motor Platoon with four M5 half-tracks and 48 figures.

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Vehicles designed by Tim Adcock and Will Jayne
Figures design by Giorgio Bassani

Painted by Aaron Mathie
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Flames Of War mini rulebook Flames Of War
mini rulebook
A complete A5-sized (21cm x 15cm) rulebook with everything you need to start playing Flames Of War.
Nachtjäger: The Battle for Northern Germany, March-May 1945

Nachtjäger
An 80-page book featuring the battles in Northern Germany between the British and German armies. It focuses on the British crossing and advance from the Rhine River into the heartland of Germany.

Find out more about Nachtjäger here...

British The Comet tanks British

The Cruiser Tank (A34) Comet was the pinnacle of British cruiser tank development, following on from the Cruiser Mk VIII (A27) Cromwell. With its powerful 600hp Rolls-Royce Meteor engine, the Comet retained the Cromwell's speed, but with improved armour protection. Its powerful 77mm gun was a match for all but the heaviest enemy tanks.

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The Comet in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Comet
Light Tank
7
4 1 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Tow hook.
OQF 77mm gun
32"/80cm
2
14
3+
Semi-indirect fire.
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British The Motor Platoon British

The infantry of the Motor Platoon are mounted in speedy, reliable US-supplied M5 half-tracks, to keep up with the fast-moving Comets. Motor Platoons are small, but well equipped to fight armour or infantry, with Bren light machine-guns, a light mortar team and a PIAT anti-tank weapon.

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The Dismounted Motor Platoon
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The Motor Platoon in Flames Of War
Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
MG team 16"/40cm 3 2 6  ROF 2 when pinned down
PIAT team 8"/20cm 1 10 5+ Tank assault 4.
Light mortar team 16"/40cm 1 1 4+ Smoke, can fire over friendly teams.
 The Plastic M5 Half-tracks
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The M5 Half-track in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
M5 Half-track Half-tracked
1
0
0
Optional Passenger-fired .50-cal AA MG.
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Monty's Hounds Box Contents
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Flames Of War mini rulebook
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Nachtjäger – The Battle for Northern Germany, March-May 1945
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Comet Sprues (x7)
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M5 Half-track Sprues (x4)
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Tank Commander Sprues (x2) 1 x Small three-hole base
2 x Small two-hole bases
1 x Plastic base-plug sprue
3 x Medium five-hole bases 
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Rifle Platoon Sprues (x2)
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Assembling Monty's Hounds
Assembling a Comet
Begin assembly by attaching the upper and lower hull sections.
Assembling The Plastic Comet Assembling The Plastic Comet Tip: Although regular Hobby Glue can be used to assemble plastic vehicles, we recommend that you use plastic cement instead. It gives the strongest bond when gluing plastic to plastic.
Next, attach the tracks to the hull. (Unless you prefer to paint the tracks separately and attach them after painting.)
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Note: Each track has keys to correspond with a particular side of the lower hull - two on the right and three on the left. This aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature. Now attach the rear hull plate.
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Next, attach the front armour plate. Glue the hull machine-gun into the rectangular slot in the front armour plate. Tip: Take extra care when clipping the machine-guns from the sprue, as they are quite fragile. You'll need two per tank, but there are three on the sprue so you will have a spare in case you break one.
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Glue the upper and lower turret pieces together. Attach the mantlet to the front of the turret...  ...and the storage bin to the rear.
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The main gun has a semi-circular key
to ensure correct orientation.
Glue the 76mm main gun into the hole in the mantlet, taking care to ensure it is straight.
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Glue the co-axial machine-gun into the rectangular slot to the right of the main gun.  Next, attach the searchlight. For correct placement, align the small tab on the searchlight with the notch on the left-hand side of the turret. Like the machine-guns, this piece is fairly fragile, so take care when clipping it from the sprue.
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Attach a cupola. To show the tank 'buttoned up', use the closed-hatch piece. Note the alignment of the hatches. If you want to add a tank commander - either to mark the tank as a command vehicle, or perhaps just for some variety - use the open-hatch cuploa piece. Choose a figure from the tank commander sprue and glue him in place. Alternatively, you may prefer to paint the tank and commander separately first.
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Finally, glue the turret peg into the hole in the bottom of your turret. It fits into the hole in the tank's turret ring (don't glue this!) allowing the turret to rotate to shoot at targets in any direction. 

Alternatively, you may prefer to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, but they are a small added expense, which is why the turret peg is provided, leaving the choice up to you.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

These 1mm x 5mm magnets fit perfectly into the round spaces in the hull and turret.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)

Included on the plastic sprue are two sections of spare track links, a fuel can and an ammunition case.
These are optional but can help add some modelling variety to your miniatures.

Below: A fully assembled Comet, including a tank commander. 

Assembling The Plastic Comet
Assembling the Motor Platoon
Starting by looking at the sprue, highlighted below are the all the different figures identified by colour: the Officers highlighted in red; the NCOs highlighted in white; the Riflemen highlighted in blue; the Radio Operator highlighted in green; the Mortar highlighted in orange, the Motor Loader highlighted in yellow, the PIAT gunner highlighted in purple, The PIAT Loader highlighted in pink and the BREN light machine-guns highlighted in black.
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The Motor Platoon organisation diagram below, taken from page 12 of Nachtjäger with the figures highlighted in the same colours, shows you how many figures of each type you need for each type of team.

The two infantry sprues contain many more figures than you need  for the Motor Platoon. If you like, you can clip some of the extra figures off their bases to make crew or passengers for your half-tracks.

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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by James at Battlefront