251 Series of Half-tracks

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.

About Jim Bambra

Jim has designed and developed a wide variety of games such as Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars Miniatures, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Frontiers, GURPS, Star Wars, and TORG. In addition to tabletop games, Jim has also developed games for PCs and consoles: Special Forces, Warzone 2100, Conflict: Desert Storm I & II, the Great Escape, Conflict: Vietnam, and Conflict: Global Storm, amongst others.

Combat HQ is his latest set of rules. It grew out of Jim’s desire to play a fast moving World War Two miniatures game that not only required him to make decisions as an army commander, but also contained sufficient detail to capture the intricacies and complexities of World War Two combat in an entertaining manner.

Jim lives in Fuerteventura where he plays a wide range of games from miniature wargames to video games. In his spare time he likes to read, teach Aikido and go walking with his dogs.

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