June 4, 2015 by stvitusdancern
These troops were brought in via the sea to help reinforce the Fallschirmjager, that has taken the island and were now facing counter attacks by the Allies.
The Fallschirmjager at the time had made the first large scale airborne drop into combat, but it would be the last time the Fallschirmjager would do large scale airborne operations due to the heavy casualties.
This invasion was also the first time the Allies were able to decipher intellegence from the German Enigma code that had been broken by the Allies.
There are three sets available: Riflemen, MG 34 and Machine pistol. These would make a nice addition to anyone playing 28mm WWII games and the details are nice and sharp.
I might get some to add to my growing German Army, I love Fallschirmjager and I might just have to try my own turn at invading Crete.
Does your German Army need tropical uniforms?
"The Fallschirmjager at the time had made the first large scale airborne drop into combat..."