Mussolini famously boasted that the Italian army had eight million bayonets standing at the ready. In actuality, the standing Italian army was far smaller than that, with huge numbers of troops conscripted into a war they neither believed in nor understood. The fighting ability of units of the Italian army varied greatly, with much of the rank and file lacking proper equipment, transport and even motivation. Still, there were several key battles in North Africa and the Eastern Front where they performed well.
This Italian Infantry Platoon bundle, featuring our brand-new plastics is exclusive to the pre-order period. Armed with 30 highly customisable infantry that will serve equally well in a number of World War Two theatres. Backed up with a variety of weapons teams – this balanced force will see you well and truly prepped for Bolt Action battlefields.
Also included is the new campaign book, Italy: Soft Underbelly. Packed with new scenarios, units and rules for Italians, you’ll have plenty of characterful options with which field your new army. It also comes with the special edition miniature, Major General Enrico Francisci – not available outside of the pre-orders period.
Italian Army & Blackshirts
Italy: Soft Underbelly (with Special Edition Miniature)