As the FV432 armoured personnel carrier was designed to carry a full section of infantry, the mechanised platoon mirrors the organisation of the standard rifle platoon with a HQ section and three rifle sections.
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With its usual professionalism, the British Army has prepared for war. Now, as the Soviet Army floods across the border into West Germany, it is ready and waiting. Scorpion and Scimitar light tanks skirmish with the Soviet forward detachments as the Chieftain armoured regiments wait to strike back. The infantry hold the towns and woods, forcing the enemy into killing zones. If anything breaks through, the airmobile troops in their Lynx helicopters will hold them. The British Army is ready!
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The rifle sections break down into a machine-gun group armed with a ‘Gimpy’ (GPMG or General Purpose Machine-gun) and a number of L1A1 SLRs (Self-Loading Rifles) and a rifle group equipped with a ‘Charlie G’ (84mm Carl Gustav recoilless gun) for anti-tank work and more SLRs.
A tripod-mounted or support fire (SF) version of the GPMG is attached to platoons needing extra firepower or well sited for long-range harassing fire. Sections of two Milan anti-tank guided missiles are usually attached to platoons for additional anti-tank capability.
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a. 1x Officer with radio. b. 2x Kneeling NCO. c. 2x Prone NCO. d. 3x Standing pointing NCO. e. 1x 2" mortar gunner.f. 3x Rifleman advancing.g. 2x Rifleman with LAW on back.
h. 4x Kneeling firing rifleman.i. 2x Kneeling firing LAW.j. 2x Prone rifleman.k. 2x Kneeling rifleman/loader.l. 1x Prone GPMG gunner.m. 2x GPMG gunner.n. 3x Carl Gustav gunner.
Base a GPMG team on a medium base. Teams combine a machine-gunner armed with a GPMG machine-gun and riflemen armed with SLR rifles and 66mm anti-tank weapons.
Unit Leaders replace the GPMG and a rifleman with an officer and radio operator. Some players like to mark their Unit Leaders with a small piece of terrain on the base or a dot of paint on the back of the stand for easy identification.
The Bases Description of Components a. 7x Medium four-hole bases.b. 1x Small two-hole bases.c. 1x Plug sprues.