Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)

Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)

Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)
Includes one Formation HQ team, nine M249 SAW teams, two M47 Dragon teams, two M60 LMG teams, two SMAW teams and one 60mm Mortar team

A rifle platoon is organised into three rifle squads and a platoon headquarters. Each rifle squad has a squad leader and is divided into three four-man fire teams, one with a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), a team leader with a M16 and a M203 grenade launcher, and two men with M16 assault rifles. The platoon headquarters consists of a platoon leader and three men all with M16 assault rifles.

Though the Marine rifle company has little transport of its own they can be provided with transport from the division’s assault amphibian battalion AAVP7 assault amphibious vehicles or by the helicopters of the Marine aircraft group supporting their division. However, they are equally adept at moving and fighting on foot.

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The United States has the most powerful armed forces in the world. Three army corps stand ready to defend Western Europe from the red horde poised across the Iron Curtain. Armoured troops’ powerful M60 Patton tanks or state of the art M1 or IPM1 Abrams tanks, mechanized infantry mounted in reliable M113 personnel carriers, and light infantry of the 82nd Airborne all stand ready to stop the red tide.

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Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)
Use the contents of this box to make either:
a Marine Rifle Platoon, or an 82nd Airborne Rifle Platoon
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M249 SAW Teams (with M72 LAW anti-tank weapons)
(Unit Leader team shown)
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The primary mission of the infantry battalion and its subordinate companies is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and manoeuvre or to repel enemy attacks by fire and close combat.
M47 Dragon Missile Teams
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With the addition of elements from the company’s weapons platoon and battalion’s weapons company this could be further boasted with the addition of M60 general purpose machine-guns (GPMG), M47 Dragon anti-tank missile teams, M224 60mm mortars, and MK153 SMAW shoulder-launched multi-purpose assault weapons.
The M16 Rifle team
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All this firepower combined with the esprit de corps and natural tenacity of the Marine rifleman will make a Marine rifle platoon hard to stop.
SMAW teams
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M60 GPMG teams
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The M224 60mm mortar team
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Rifle Platoon Box Contents
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Unit Cards
Movement Orders (x1)
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UH-1 Huey Infantry Combat Team (x1) UH-1 Huey Rifle Platoon (x1)
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Rifle Company (x1)
Rifle Platoon (x1)
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US Forces (x1) Rifle Platoon - Heavy Weapons (x1)
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Assembling the Rifle Platoon
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The M249 SAW Teams

a. Peering with M16.
b. Advancing with M249 down.

c. Firing M16.
d. Kneeling with M16 and M203.
e. Officer.
f.  Advancing with M16 and M203.
g. Kneeling with M249.
h. Advancing with M16 down.
i.  Kneeling with M16 firing M72.
j.  Infantry with M16 and M72.

Assembling the M249 SAW Teams

Three of the four bases contain a M249 gunner (b or g), the fourth base will hold the Officer (e) which will be the command base. Then distribute the other figures throughout the four bases.


M47 Dragon Missile Teams

a. Advancing with Dragon slung.
b. Advancing with M16 and M203.
c. Kneeling with M16.
d. Advancing with M16 down.
e. Sitting firing Dragon.
f. 
Dragon arm (not firing).

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Assembling the M47 Dragon Missile Teams

Each dragon missile team either has a figure sitting whilst firing a dragon (e+f) or advancing with dragon slung (a) along side an infantryman with an M16 (b, c, d) on the small two-hole bases.


Rifle Platoon (TUBX13) The M16 Rifle Team

a. Advancing with M16 down.
b. Peering with M16.
c. Officer.

Assembling the M16 Rifle Team

To assemble the M16 Rifle Team simply arrange the officer (c) figure and two Riflemen figures (a, b) on one of the small three-hole base provided.


The M224 60mm Mortar Team

a. Kneeling mortar carrier.
b. Loader.

Assembling the M224 60mm Mortar Team

To assemble the M224 60mm Mortar Team simply arrange the kneeling mortar carrier figure (a) and loader (b) on one of the small two-hole bases provided.

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Rifle Platoon (TUBX13) The SMAW Team

a. Kneeling with SMAW.
b. Spotter.

Assembling the SMAW Team

To assemble the SMAW Team simply arrange the Kneeling SMAW carrier figure (a) and spotter figures (b) on one of the small two-hole bases provided.


The M60 GPMG Team

a. Peering with M16 down.
b. Kneeling with M16.
c. Prone M60 gunner.

Assembling the M60 GPMG Team

To assemble the M60 GPMG Team simply arrange the prone m60 gunner (c) figure and two Riflemen figures (a, b) on one of the medium bases provided.

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Last Updated On Sunday, December 3, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront