|Opening Salvo: Reserves|
|Part 3: Germany|
|by Robert Mull|
Axis and Allies Miniatures: Reserves hits store shelves on November 10th. Last week we looked at the new Soviet units, the SU-152 and the BA-10M. Our previews continue as we turn our eye towards the Axis and Germany. Today's preview focuses on two low cost units that can be fit into any Axis warband.
The Nebelwerfer 42 is all about soldier removal. With a good number of attack dice at medium and long range, plus Bombardment and Blast, it can stop even the toughest soldiers in their tracks. It is also effective against lightly armored vehicles. When your opponent is good enough to group their forces into a small area, you can unleash a Rocket Salvo and make them pay for concentrating their units. With a 3/3 defense, it's slightly sturdier than many artillery units, but you will still want to keep it out of harm's way.
The PzKpfw 38(T) is a light tank that can be used against soldiers and other lightly armored vehicles. It's speed of 4 is enhanced by its Robust special ability, which gives this unit a better chance of moving through difficult terrain and the ability to keep moving, albeit slowly, while disrupted. This makes this unit ideal for quickly seizing key positions and holding them until your heavier forces can reinforce it. This unit also allows players more options in early war scenarios.
Check back next week when we preview more units from Axis and Allies Miniatures: Reserves. While you wait, go discuss this unit and other miniatures on our message boards.