Tough, lavishly equipped and politically indoctrinated, SS troops formed over 38 divisions and numerous other regimental and battalion-sized units, totalling nearly a million men under arms.
Their armoured units won many plaudits for their actions, and although relationships between regular army units and the Waffen-SS were sometimes strained, most SS units fought ferociously, against great odds until the wars end in Berlin, 1945.
The Waffen-SS was a controversial organisation - their zeal and discipline could not be questioned although their many documented atrocities will perhaps be their greatest legacy.
In the Box:
The brand new plastic frame is packed with superbly sculpted detail, including camouflage on the helmets, loose weaponry and equipment, and even a broom-handled Mauser pistol!
Includes optional heads for SS-Handschar.
Plastic components to make 30 mid-late war Waffen-SS Grenadier figures. Includes options for different weapon configurations and command models.
Equipment included: STG44 assault rifle, Kar 98K rifle, MG42 light machine gun, MP40 sub-machine gun, Gewehr 43 rifle, stick grenades, Panzerfaust, field glasses and a broom-handled Mauser pistol!
Round plastic bases (25mm diameter).
Full-colour waterslide decals.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted