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There’s A Hurricane Coming!

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There's A Hurricane Coming!


There's A Hurricane Coming!
with Blair Mackey

In preparation for the launch of 4th Edition, there has been a lot of buzz around the office about the new plastics tanks. Rightfully so, they’re great looking kits and fun to put together.

That said there’s a part of me that just has a thing for aircraft, so I felt the need to talk a bit today about some of the vehicles and they’re role in Mid War.

Right down the road from us in Washington D.C. is the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. I came across this restored Hurricane on display. This one happened to be the Hurricane IIC, which made a mark for itself fighting alongside spitfires at Dunkirk defending against the German Messerschmitt Bf 109s.
During the five-day artillery barrages, the British commenced at El Alamein, the Hurricane Mk. IID effective came into its own. Six squadrons of Hurricanes claimed to have destroyed 40 German tanks, over 200 troop transports and other guns and assorted vehicles. The 40mm cannon the Mk.II proved extremely effective against ground targets.

At 9 points for a flight of two hurricanes, the anti-tank 7 will no doubt prove to be equally effective in my upcoming games as did the real squadrons do during the North Africa campaign. I look forward to utilising these as my friends have yet to invest in very many AA guns.

~ Blair.

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Hurricanes were the backbone of the allied effort in the west for a long while and receive little credit. A shame really.


Wonder how the Hurricanes will perform in game, hope to see a battle report with some in.


The British were fortunate to have such excellent air support.

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