The 251 series of half-tracks were used in a variety of roles.
Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon with 251/1 SPW
The 251/1 SPW (mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen) or rifleman’s medium armoured vehicle was designed to transport gepanzerte (armoured) panzergrenadiers into battle.
The 251/1 increases the panzergrenadier’s movement speed and improves Reaction Dice from 3D to 4D. These improvements are included in the unit statistics.
Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon with 251/1 SPW Type: Mechanized Infantry * Move: Average (Fast) * Reliability: Average Reaction: 4D Weapon: Rifles and machine guns Range: 4/8/16 FP: 6D AT: - Weapon: Panzerfaust Range: 1/2/3 FP: - AT: 5D Notes: Rapid deployment. High firepower. Deployed anti-tank teams.
- High Firepower: The 251/1 MG negates the -1D penalty for FP when using Rapid Deployment.
- Panzergrenadiers are classed as mechanized infantry and use the Rapid Deployment special rule. A future post will provide more information on using mechanized infantry in Combat HQ.