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Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)

Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405) Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
includes four one-piece resin Jeeps with crew (Infantry and Paratrooper figures) and Armored option, four .50 cal MGs, three, .30 cal MGs and one Bazooka Jeep option.

During the Ardennes offensive, Lieutenant Lyle Bouck’s Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 99th Infantry Division was stationed in Lanzerath. On 16 December, the 18 men of the platoon and four artillery observers ambushed the inexperienced 9th Battalion, 3. Fallschirmjägerdivision (3rd Parachute Division) from fortified positions.

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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
Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405) It wasn’t until dusk that the Germans finally captured the American platoon. While nearly all of the Americans were wounded, remarkably only one was killed. For their effort Bouck’s platoon had killed 16 and wounded 63 Germans (13 more were missing), but more importantly, they had held up the Fallschirmjäger and the entire 1. SS-Panzerdivision for over 20 hours.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

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The Recon Jeep in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Recon Jeep
Jeep
-
-
-
AA MG, Recce.
Armored Recon Jeep
Jeep
0
0
0
AA MG, Overloaded, Recce.
.50 cal Recon Jeep Jeep
-
-
-
.50 cal AA MG, Recce.
Armored .50 cal Recon Jeep
Jeep
0
0
0
.50 cal AA MG, Overloaded, Recce.
Bazooka Recon Jeep
Jeep
0
0
0
Overloaded, Recce.
Twin M1 Bazooka launcher
8"/20cm
2
10
5+
Hull mounted.
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An Intelligence & Recon Platoon is a Reconnaissance Platoon.
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Dismount
Before deployment you may choose to dismount all of your jeeps. If you do this, all of the platoon’s vehicles are permanently removed from the game. Replace each:


• Recon Jeep or Armoured Recon Jeep with a Rifle or M1919 LMG team.

• .50 cal Recon Jeep or Armoured .50 cal Recon Jeep with a Rifle or .50 cal MG team.

• Bazooka Recon Jeep with a Rifle or Bazooka team.

Designate one of the teams as the Platoon Command team. The platoon remains a Reconnaissance Platoon.

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The Intelligence & Recon Platoon Form Up
Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
The Contents of the Intelligence & Recon Platoon Blister Pack
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Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
Description of Components
a. 3x .30cal AA MG.
b. 4x .50cal AA MG.
c.
1x Twin Bazooka sprue.
d. 4x Armoured windscreen and front plate sprues.
e. 4x Armoured side plate sprues.
f. 4x One-piece resin jeeps.
Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405) Infantry Jeep Crew
Description of Components
a. 4x Driver figures.
b. 1x Commander figure.
c. 3x Gunner figures.
Airborne Jeep Crew
Description of Components
a. 4x Driver figures.
b. 1x Commander figure.
c. 3x Gunner figures.

Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
Assembling the Armoured Jeep
Step 1. Add a Driver figure to the jeep. In this example we'll be modelling the jeep with the regular infantry crew. Step 2. Attach the armoured windscreen to the jeep.
Step 3. Next, attach the armoured front plate to the front of the jeep.
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Step 4. Now attach the armoured side plates the jeep. Step 5. Next, attach the AA MG of choice; a .30call AA MG or as in this example a .50cal AA MG.
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Step 6. Finally, add the Gunner figure and the Armoured jeep is ready for painting.

Note: To model the Command jeep simply replace the Gunner figure with the Commander figure provided.
Modelling the Bazooka Recon Jeep
Construct the jeep as shown in the steps above but instead of adding an AA MG, attach the pintle mount for the Twin Bazooka inside the jeep.
Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405) Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
Step 1. Attach the Twin Bazooka the top of the pintle mount. Step 2. Add the Gunner figure from the Twin Bazooka sprue to the back of the jeep.
Step 3. With the Gunner figure in place, the Bazooka jeep in now ready to paint.
Intelligence & Recon Platoon (US405)
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Last Updated On Monday, September 03, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront