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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)

Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07) Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
includes one Company HQ with two Cromwell IV, two Cromwell Platoons with three Cromwell IV & one Challenger A30, one Anti-tank Platoon with for M10C 17pdr SP, one Reconnaissance Platoon with three Stuart VI, one Destroyed Cromwell Objective, one Destroyed Tiger Objective, four Decal sheets, one British Dice set & one British Token set, four Tank Stowage sprues & thirty four rare earth magnets.

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Market Garden
Market Garden covers the Allied operations in Holland from September to November 1944. This includes two major operations, one to capture Arnhem, code-named Operation Market Garden, the second to open a deep-water port in Antwerp by clearing the heavily-defended Scheldt Estuary.

Learn more about Market Garden here...
Market Garden
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07) Your task as the commander of an armoured recce company is to secure the flanks of the main advance, check out side routes and exploit fractures in the German Line. The Cromwell IV tank brings together a combination of speed, reasonable armour,
and a dual-purpose gun to tackle both enemy infantry and tanks while the Challenger A30 boasts the tank-busting 17 pdr gun loaded with new APDS ammunition.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown, Jeremy Painter & Matt Parkes
Company HQ
with 2x Cromwell IV (below).
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Cromwell Platoon
with 3x Cromwell IV and 1x Challenger A30 (below).

Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Cromwell Platoon
with 3x Cromwell IV and 1x Challenger A30 (below).
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The Cromwell IV
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The Cromwell IV in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Cromwell IV
Light Tank
6
4
1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Tow hook.
OQF 75mm gun
32"/80cm
2 10
3+
Semi-indirect fire, Smoke.
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The Challenger A30
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The Challenger A30 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Challenger A30
Light Tank
6
4
1
Co-ax MG, Overloaded, Protected ammo, Tow hook.
OQF 17pdr gun (late)
32"/80cm
3
15
3+
No HE, Semi-indirect fire.
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Reconnaissance Platoon
with 3x Stuart VI (below).
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The Stuart VI
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The Stuart VI in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
Stuart VI
Light Tank
4
2
1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG.
M5 37mm gun
24"/60cm
2
7
4+
 
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Anti-tank Platoon
with 4x M10C 17pdr SP (below).
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The M10C 17pdr SP
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The M10C 17pdr SP in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
M10C 17pdr SP
Standard Tank
4
2
0
.50 cal AA MG.
OQF 17pdr gun (late)
32"/80cm
2
15
3+
 No HE, Slow traverse.
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The Tiger Objective
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The Cromwell Objective
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The British Token Set
The British token set contains 30 full-colour gaming tokens including:

4x Bailed Out tokens; 4x Bogged Down tokens; 4x Dug In tokens; 4x Gone To Ground tokens; 4x Pinned Down tokens; 2x Ranged In tokens; 2x Reorganising tokens; 2x At The Double tokens; 2x Non-Assaulting Team tokens.
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The British Dice Set
Includes 16 full-colour themed dice.
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
The Decals
Below: The British decal sheets. Learn how to apply decals here...

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Content of the Guards Armoured Recce Company Box Set
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have any issues with any of the components.
Download a PDF version of the assembly instructions included in the box set here...
The Cromwell IV
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Description of Components
a. 4x Generic resin Cromwell IV turrets & hulls.
b. 1x Type B
resin Cromwell IV turret & hull.
c.
1x Type C resin Cromwell IV turret & hull.
d. 1x Type D resin Cromwell IV turret & hull.
e. 1x Type E resin Cromwell IV turret & hull.
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Description of Components
a. 34x Rare earth magnets.
b. 8x Left-hand side rear mudguards.
c.
8x Right-hand side rear mudguards.
d.
8x Right-hand side front mudguards.
e.
8x Left-hand side front mudguards.
f.
2x OQF 95mm CS howitzers.
g. 2x OQF 75mm guns with camo netting.
h. 8x Generic OQF 75mm guns.
i. 8x Exhaust vents.
j. 8x Loader's hatch & hull MG sprues.
k. 8x Commander's hatch sprues.
l. 8x Left-hand side tracks.
m. 8x Right-hand side tracks.
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07) The loader's hatch and hull MG sprue includes a small flat round plate that looks similar to the hull MG but without a machine-gun mounted to it. This is used with the Centaur CS to plug the hull MG port and is NOT used for on any miniatures included in this particular box set.
Assembling the Cromwell IV
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Cromwell IV with the tracks.
Step 2. Attach the front mudguard.
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Step 3. Next, attach the rear mudguard. Below: Both the front and rear mudguards attached to the track correctly.
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Step 4. Complete the track assembly by repeating the process on the second track. Step 5. Next, its time to attach the tracks to the resin hull.

Note:  Each track is also marked with a letter L or R to indicate orientation.
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Below: Both tracks attached to the resin hull.

Tip: When refering to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.

Step 6. Next, attach the hull MG to the front of the hull.
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Below: The hull MG in place. Step 7. Time to add the main gun to the turret. Below: The box set includes three types of main gun for the Cromwell IV. A generic OQF 75mm (top), a OQF 75mm with camo netting (middle) and a OQF 95mm CS howitzer (bottom).
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Below: The generic OQF 75mm correctly attached to the turret.
Below: The OQF 95mm CS howitzer correctly attached to the turret. Below: The OQF 75mm with camo netting correctly attached to the turret.

Note: Be sure to attach this gun to the turrets that also have camo netting.

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Step 8. Next, attach the commander's hatch to the top of the turret.
Below: The commander's hatch has a dimple that matches the recess in the turret to ensure correct alignment. Below: The commander's hatch attached to the turret.
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Step 9. Next, attach the the loader's hatch to the turret. Step 10. Finally, attach the exhaust vent to the rear of the hull.
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Below: The exhaust vent attached correctly to the rear of the hull.
Below: With the exhaust vent in place, our Cromwell IV is now fully assembled and ready for painting.
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Adding A Tank Commander
Step 1. Attach the open commander's hatch to the top of the turret.

Note: Like the closed hatch, the open commander's hatch has a dimple that matches the recess in the turret to ensure correct alignment.
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Step 2. Once the open commander's hatch in place, attach the tank commander figure of your choosing to the turret. Below: With the tank commander in place, our command Cromwell IV is now fully assembled and ready for painting.
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Adding Rare-Earth Magnets
Step 1. The magnet recess complete with magnet.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here...
Step 2. Simply glue a rare earth magent to the bottom of the turret and you have a safe and secure way of attaching the turret to the hull.
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The Challenger A30
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Description of Components
a. 2x Right-hand side tracks.
b.
2x Left-hand side tracks.
c. 2x Resin turrets & hulls.
d. 2x
Loader's hatch & hull MG sprues.
e.
2x Commander's hatch sprues.
f.
2x Left-hand side rear mudguards.
g. 2x Right-hand side rear mudguards.
h. 2x Right-hand side front mudguards.
i. 2x Left-hand side front mudguards.
j. 2x 17 pdr gun barrels.
k. 2x Exhaust vents.
Assembling the Challenger A30
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Challenger with the tracks. Step 2. Attach the front mudguard.
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Step 3. Next, attach the rear mudguard. Below: Both the front and rear mudguards attached to the track correctly.
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Step 4. Complete the track assembly by repeating the process on the second track. Step 5. Next, its time to attach the tracks to the resin hull.

Note:  Each track is also marked with a letter L or R to indicate orientation.
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Below: Both tracks attached to the resin hull.

Tip: When refering to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Step 6. Time to add the main gun to the turret.
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Below: The OQF 17 pdr gun correctly attached to the turret. Step 7. Next, attach the commander's hatch to the top of the turret. Below: The commander's hatch has a dimple that matches the recess in the turret to ensure correct alignment.
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Below: The commander's hatch attached to the turret. Step 8. Next, attach the the loader's hatch to the turret.
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Step 9. Finally, attach the exhaust vent to the rear of the hull. Below: With the tank commander in place, our Challenger is nowfully assembled and ready for painting.
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Adding A Tank Commander
Step 1. Attach the open commander's hatch to the top of the turret.

Note: Like the closed hatch, the open commander's hatch has a dimple that matches the recess in the turret to ensure correct alignment.
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Step 2. Once the open commander's hatch in place, attach the tank commander figure of your choosing to the turret. Below: With the tank commander in place, our command Challenger is now fully assembled and ready for painting.
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Adding Rare-Earth Magnets
Step 1. The magnet recess complete with magnet.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here...
Step 2. Simply glue a rare earth magent to the bottom of the turret and you have a safe and secure way of attaching the turret to the hull.
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07) Stowage Sprues
Included in the box set a four stowage sprues (two of each piece shown in the photo on the left). Use these to personalise your vehicles and really make them stand out on the table top.

Left: The stowage sprues.
The M10C 17pdr SP
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Description of Components
a. 4x Type A crew figures.
b.
4x Type B crew figures.
c.
4x Type C crew figures.
d.
4x 3" gun barrels.
e. 4x OQF 17 pdr gun barrels.
f. 4x Turret counterweights.
g. 4x Resin hull & turrets.
h. 4x Plastic Sherman sprues.

The Plastic Sherman Sprue
The parts of the plastic Sherman sprue that are used when assembling the M10C 17 pdr SP are highlighted in green.


Right: The highlighted parts of the plastic Sherman sprue used in the construction the
M10C 17 pdr SP.

Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Assembling the M10C 17 pdr SP
Step 1. Begin assembly of the M10C 17 pdr SP by attaching the tracks to the resin hull. Step 2. Next, attach the 17 pdr gun barrel into the gun mantlet on the front of the turret.
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Below: The 17 pdr gun attached to the front of the turret.
Step 3. With the 17 pdr gn in place, its time to attach the turret counterweight to the rear of the turret.
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Step 4. Next, attach the crew figures to the inside of the fighting compartment.
Step 5. Finally, attach the .50cal AA MG at the rear of the fighting compartment. There is a small recess in the turret counterweight intended for the .50cal AA MG. Below: With the .50cal AA MG in place, our M10C 17pdr SP is now fully assembled and ready for painting.
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The Stuart VI
Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)
Description of Components
a. 3x Resin hulls.
b. 3x Turret hatches.
c. 3x Tank commander figures.
d.
3x .30cal AA MGs
e. 3x 37mm gun barrels.
f. 3x Resin turrets.
g. 3x Right-hand side tracks.
h. 3x Left-hand side tracks.
Assembling the Stuart VI
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Stuart VI by attaching the tracks to the resin hull. Step 2. Next, attach the 37mm gun barrel to the gun mantlet on the front of the turret.
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Step 3. Complete assembly of the turret by attaching the .30cal AA MG and the turret hatch. Below: With the fully-assembled turret in place, our Stuart VI is now fully assembled and ready for painting.
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Guards Armoured Recce Company (BRAB07)


Last Updated On Monday, February 11, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront