Tuesday, December 10, 2013

British Army Rifle Platoon 1940..

I've been busy since I got back from Warfare, and almost all those purchases have now been painted...

As previously mentioned the idea is that they will form a small composite force for skirmish gaming using the "Rate of Fire" rules, so at an organisational I have decided the Rifle Platoon is a good starting point. Somewhat serendipitously the figures I bought at Warfare just about make up the numbers required...

Completed items colour coded green...

Rifle Platoon (3 of these make a company)

Platoon Headquarters
  • 1 x .38 cal Pistol 
  • 1 x 2" light mortar 
  • 2 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant MTR Gunner) 
  • 1 x .55 cal AT Rifle (39-42), or 1 x PIAT (42-45) 
  • 2 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant ATR/PIAT Gunner)
Platoon HQ - 2" light mortar and commander

Platoon HQ - 2" light mortar and commander

Platoon HQ - 2" light mortar - deployed/prone position (left) and moving (right)

Platoon HQ - 2" light mortar - deployed/prone position

3 x Rifle Squads
  • 1 .45 cal SMG (40-41), or 1 x 9mm SMG (41-45) 
  • 1 x 7.7mm LMG 
  • 2 x .303 cal Rifle (Assistant LMG Gunners) 
  • 6 x .303 cal Rifle 
This is the first & second squads - third still to complete...

1st & 2nd Rifle Squads - Riflemen

1st & 2nd Rifle Squads - Riflemen close up

1st & 2nd Rifle Squad
1st Rifle Squad - Bren team moving
1st Rifle Squad - Bren team prone/deployed
Still to do:
  • HQ Section needs a anti-tank team (at this stage of the war an anti-tank rifle)
  • 1st and 2nd Section need an SMG figure (probably with a Thompson a la Frank in Dad's Army! )
  • 2nd Rifle Section Bren Team
  • 3rd Rifle Section (complete)
 Source: http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~aaron/WW2ORG/uk.html

4 comments:

  1. A very nice collection!

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  2. The grass bases look particularly effective

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    1. Chris Gregg - many thanks - I have a plastic box (tupperware type) that I keep my never ending supply of flock in - every now and again I chuck some static grass in as well - I think the plastic applies natural static which helps with the appearance....

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