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Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)

Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35) Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
includes one Company Command Carbine team, one 2iC Command Carbine team, two Command Rifle teams, eight Bazooka teams, eighteen Rifle teams, twelve Small bases & eighteen Medium bases.

The GIs (derived from ‘General Issue’, a nickname for US soldiers) of the rifle platoons form the core of your company.

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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
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35) These ‘dog faces’ were well trained and some have seen combat. They are also well known for their scrounging capabilities, augmenting their platoons with unauthorised weapons such as bazookas and submachine-guns stripped from transport vehicles. While strictly against the rules, the GIs know better than others that they’ll need the added firepower in the coming campaigns.

The triangular formation of an infantry division means that you can count on three rifle platoons in your company. This gives you flexibility to keep one platoon in reserve while the others hold the line.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The Company & 2iC Command Carbine Teams on Snow Bases
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
The Carbine Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Carbine team
8"/20cm
1
1
6
Automatic rifles.
The Bazooka Teams on Earth Bases
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
The Bazooka Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Bazooka team
8"/20cm
1
10
5+
Tank assault 4.
The First Rifle Platoon on Snow Bases
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
The Rifle Team in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Rifle team
16"/40cm
1
2
6
Automatic rifles.
The Second Rifle Platoon on Earth Bases
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
Automatic Rifles
The US Army is equipped with the M1 Garand self-loading rifle, M1 Carbine, and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), giving their infantry intense short-range firepower and allowing them to maintain their rate of fire while moving.


Rifle and Carbine teams do not suffer the usual +1 to hit penalty for firing a ROF 1 weapon while moving or Pinned Down.

When not Pinned Down, Rifle and Carbine teams re-roll all failed rolls to hit in Defensive Fire during assaults.

Examples of The Command Teams
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The US Army was the only army in the world to fully equip its soldiers with semi-automatic weapons. The M1 Garand rifle reloaded itself after each shot, firing as fast as the soldier could pull the trigger, while other armies relied on bolt-action rifles that required the soldier to work the bolt after each shot. Combined with the Browning Automatic Rifle (B A R , but never ‘bar’ to a GI), the Garand gave each American soldier more firepower than individual soldiers in any other other.
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Examples of the Bazooka Teams
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Initially designed to fill a major gap in the US infantryman’s arsenal, the Bazooka made a major leap in the evolution of man-portable anti-tank weapons. The Bazooka got its nickname for its similar shape to the popular 30s and 40s radio comedian Bob Burns’ musical instrument, a home made trombone he called a "Bazooka".

Right: Bob Burn's Bazooka.

Bob Burns' Bazooka
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Examples of the Rifle Teams
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Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
Other armies lacking the same individual firepower relied on smaller squads armed with a light machine-gun
to supplement their firepower. This provided them with greater firepower when defending, but was of less benefit when advancing.

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Flames Of War reflects this in the squad-level firepower of the different platoons. US rifle squads have three Automatic Rifle teams, while most other armies have squads of just two Rifle/MG teams. This gives the American squad three shots whether advancing or defending, and when assaulted it re-rolls any misses, effectively adding another one or two shots. By comparison any other squad only has two shots when advancing, but manages four shots when defending.
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This makes the Americans much more effective in attacks, and nearly as effective at long range and potentially more effective at short range when defending—a triumph of American industrial might and manpower.
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The Rifle Company (Winter) Fall In
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Contents of the Rifle Company (Winter) Box Set
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Company Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Company Commander figure.
b. 2x Platoon Commander figure.
c. 3x Radioman carrying radio figures.

d. 1x Radioman talking on radio.
e. 1x 2iC commander figure.

Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
Assembling the Company Command Team
Simply arrange figures A, D and one of figure C to taste on one of the provided small three-hole bases.

Assembling the 2iC Command Team
Arrange figure E, one NCO figure and one Rifleman figure of your choice on another of the small three-hole bases provided.

Assembling the Platoon Command Teams
To model the platoon command teams, arrange figure B along with one of figure C and a NCO figure of your choice to a small three-hole base.
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)

NCO Figures
Description of Components
a. Kneeling NCO with SMG.
b. Standing NCO with rifle.
c. Standing NCO with SMG.
d
. Standing NCO with SMG with hand up.

Bazooka Figures
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Description of Components
a. 2x Standing loader figures.
b. 4x Kneeling loader figures.
c. 2x Loading loader figures.
d. 2x Kneeling gunner with Bazook lowered figures.
e. 2x Firing gunner figures.
f. 2x Advancing gunner figures.
g. 2x Standing gunner figures.

Assembling the Bazooka Teams
To model the bazooka teams, pair-up a gunner and loader figure and arrange them to taste on one of the small two-hole bases provided.

Rifleman Figures
Description of Components
a. 6x Riflemen figures with bayonet attached.
b. 6x Standing riflemen figures aiming rifle.
c. 6x Standing riflemen figures with rifle on hip.
d. 6x Standing riflemen figures with lowered rifle.
e. 6x Standing riflemen figures with rifle by side.
f. 6x Prone riflemen figures.
g. 8x Kneeling riflemen figures loading rifle.
h.
8x Kneeling riflemen figures aiming rifle.
i. 8x Kneeling riflemen figures with rifle raised.
j. 7x Advancing rifleman figures.
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)
Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35) BAR Figures
Description of Components
a. 2x Advancing BAR figures.
b. 2x Firing from the hip BAR figures.
c. 2x Kneeling BAR figures.
Assembling the Rifle Teams
Each Rifle Platoon consists of one Platoon Command team, one Bazooka team and a full-strength three Rifle Squads. Each Rifle Squad is made up of three Rifle teams; these Rifle teams are modelled on the medium four-hole bases provided. Each Rifle team is made up of four figures and are constructed using the figure lay-outs:

First Rifle Team: One NCO figure and three riflemen figures.
Second Rifle Team: One BAR figure and three riflemen figures.
Thrid Rifle Team: Four riflemen figures.

Bases
Description of Components
a. 8x Small two-hole bases.
b. 4x Small three-hole bases.
c. 18x Medium four-hole bases.

Rifle Company (Winter) (UBX35)


Last Updated On Monday, July 16, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront