Flames Of War Adds Cromwell Tank Platoon To British Lineup

August 7, 2015 by stvitusdancern

Flames of War has a new box platoon set out, the Cromwell tank…

Cromwell Platoon

The Cromwell was designed as a replacement for the Crusader tank which proved to be under armoured and not very reliable mechanically in North Africa. So, England went on a quest for a much more improved tank and the Cromwell was the answer.

Cromwell IV

The engine was a new design based on the might Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine which powered the Spitfire and Hurricane airplanes. This new engine called the Meteor was 600 hp and could possibly reach top speeds of 40 mph.

Cromwell IV

There are two options in the box for different variations for either the Cromwell IV and the CS (close support) with a 95mm Howitzer and a smoke generator.

Cromwell CS

While most know the venerable Sherman as one of WWII’s most famous tanks the Cromwell was also there churning along trying to make a bad day for the Axis.

What do you think about the Cromwell asset or  bust?

"So, England went on a quest for a much more improved tank and the Cromwell was the answer..."