More commonly known as the Hetzer, this pocket sized tank destroyer provides a low cost option for the points conscious commander. If you have points to spare though then there are plenty of options to customise it’s performance on the battlefield.
The Jagdpanzer 38(T) Hetzer is a crowd favourite. It combines a solid set of stats, a deceptively small size and a relatively low cost that makes it an affordable Tank Destroyer for a platoon commander on a budget. Left alone at the back of the battlefield sniping enemies it will quickly earn it’s keep, but with a few small upgrades you can really enhance the ability of the Hetzer to be a threat on the table as well as improving it’s chances of surviving. First up an Improved Rotation Mechanism will give your tank a nice improvement to its initiative, increasing your chances of being in the right place to get your shots off. Adding Wilhelm Lindemann to your crew will also improve your initiative in the movement phase whilst also increasing your chances of avoiding critical hits. Last but not least, a crew member with the Concealment ability will stack with the inherent Tank Destroyer special rule and keep your tank safe whilst in cover.