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Cavalry Recon Platoon (US304)

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includes one M8 Greyhound Armored Car & two Recon Jeeps.

The freshly arrived 14th Cavalry Group’s armoured cars, Stuart light tanks, and assault guns were all that stood in the way of the Germans at the Losheim Gap. They fought hard, but were eventually overrun. They then returned to the battle in support of the 7th Armored Division and by the end of the year they had received some of the new M24 Chaffee light tanks.

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Devil's Charge
The Germans had been in retreat since the Allied breakout from Normandy, finally settling into defensive lines on their frontier as Autumn turned into Winter. In early December 1944 it seemed, to the Americans facing them in the Ardennes forests of Belgium and Luxembourg, unlikely that the Germans would attack.

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Devil's Charge
Cavalry Recon Platoon (US304) The Cavalry Recon Troop includes a veteran variant based loosely on the 2nd Cavalry Group, Patton’s Ghosts. This option is available for players who prefer more experienced troops to lead their charge!

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter


Above left & left: The command M8 Greyhound armored car.
The M8 Armored Car in Flames Of War
      Armour    
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
M8 Armored Car
Wheeled
1
0
0
Co-ax MG, .50 cal AA MG, Recce.
M6 37mm gun
24"/60cm
2
7
4+
 
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Cavalry Recon Patrols are Reconnaissance Platoons.
The Recon Jeeps
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The Recon Jeep in Flames Of War

    Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Recon Jeep
Jeep
-
-
-
AA MG, Recce.
.50 cal Recon Jeep
Jeep
-
-
-
.50 cal AA MG, Recce.
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The Cavalry Recon Platoon Move Out
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The Content of the Cavalry Recon Platoon Blister Pack
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Cavalry Recon Platoon (US304)
Description of Components
a. 1x .50cal AA MG.
b. 1x 37mm gun barrel.
c. 1x Crew figure A.
d. 1x Crew figure B.
e.
1x Right-hand side front wheel.

f. 1x Left-hand side front wheel.
g. 1x Right-hand side rear wheels.
h. 1x Left-hand side rear wheels.
i.  1x Resin turret & hull.

Cavalry Recon Platoon (US304)
Description of Components
a. 1x .30cal AA MG.
b. 1x Mortar Jeep crew figure.
c.
2x Jeep windscreen & AA MG sprues.
d. 2x Jeep crew sprues.
e. 1x One-piece resin jeep with stowage.
f. 1x One-piece resin jeep without stowage.
Assembling the M8 Greyhound Armored Car
Step 1. Begin by attaching the front and rear wheels to the resin hull. Below is an example of the left-hand side wheels correctly aligned on the hull.
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Step 2. Next, attach the front and rear wheels to the resin hull. Below is an example of the right-hand side wheels correctly aligned on the hull.
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Step 3. Attach the 37mm gun barrel to the gun mantlet on the front of the turret.
Step 4. Time to add the crew...
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...one either side of the breech.
Step 5. Finally, attach the .50cal AA MG to the mount located on the rear of the turret. Step 6. With the .50cal AA MG in place, the M8 Greyhound is now ready to be painted.
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Assembling the Mortar Jeep
Step 1. Add a Driver figure. Step 2. Add a passenger figure of your choice.
Step 3. Add the Mortar crew figure to the back of the jeep and the Mortar Jeep is ready for painting.
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Assembling the Recon Jeep
Step 1. Attach the windscreen to the jeep.
Step 2. Next, add a Driver.
Step 3. Add a passenger figure of your choice.
Step 4. To add the .30cal AA MG there is a recess in the bottom of the jeep for the pintle mount.
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Step 5. Add the pintle mount.
Step 6. Followed by the .30cal AA MG.
Step 7. With the .30cal AA MG in place, the Recon Jeep is now ready to be painted.
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Last Updated On Monday, September 03, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront