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Easy Company (US887)

Easy Company (US887) Easy Company (US887)
includes Captain Richard Winters, Captain Lewis Nixon, Lieutenant Ronald Speirs, First Sergent Carwood Lipton, Private Eugene Roe figure, Corporal Darrell Powers figure, five Toccoa figures, nine Small two-hole bases & one Medium four-hole base.

Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies formed the second battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) in 1942. The paratroopers were a new experimental arm in the US Army.

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Left: Captain Richard Winters with Captain Lewis Nixon.
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Germans forces had smashed through the American 28th and 106th Infantry Divisions before approaching the key crossroads town of Bastogne on 19 December. In the meantime the veteran 101st Airborne Division had been rushed from their camp in France to Bastogne to take up the defence.

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Easy Company (US887) Under the instruction of Lieutenant Herbert Sobel, Easy Company’s original class of 140 recruits were pushed to their limit until only the most tough and focused troops remained. In September 1943, Easy Company arrived in the United Kingdom with the rest of the 101st Airborne Division to prepare for the invasion of France.

Normandy
Easy Company landed in Normandy on the night of 5 June 1944 as a part of Operation Overlord. Like the other parachute rifle companies, Easy was scattered across the Normandy countryside during the jump, but quickly regrouped and distinguished itself knocking by out a battery of 105mm howitzers at Brécourt Manor and again during the capture of Carentan.
Captain Richard Winters in Flames Of War
Captain Richard Winters is a Higher Command Rifle team with Gammon Bombs rated Fearless Veteran. Winters can be added to a Parachute Rifle Company (page 16 of Nuts!) for +70 points.

Special Rules
Captain Nixon
Captain Lewis Nixon was a good friend and confidant of Winters. Nixon worked closely with Winters to provide Easy Company with the best intelligence possible for the mission at hand. Captain Nixon is modelled on Captain Richard Winters’s team base.

A Parachute Rifle Company led by Winters may re-roll the first Company Morale Check that it is required to take if it fails its first attempt in a game.

A Band of Brothers
Under Winters’ leadership, Easy Company pulled together and fought as a cohesive and professional unit throughout the war from France to Germany.

Platoon Command teams from Combat and Weapons platoons may use the Eyes and Ears rule (found on page 195 of the rulebook) as though they were Recce teams.

Holland
Easy Company returned to England and prepared for their next battle. In September 1944, Easy Company jumped into Holland during Operation Market Garden and, along with the rest of the 101st, worked to secure what would be called Hell’s Highway. Easy’s main battle took place at Nuenen. Working closely with the British 11th Armoured Division, the paratroopers fought the 107th Panzer Brigade, finally ejecting the Germans from the village.

Lieutenant Ronald Speirs
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Lieutenant Ronald Speirs in Flames Of War
Lieutenant Ronald Speirs replaces the Company Command Carbine team of a Parachute Rifle Company (page 16 of Nuts!) for +45 points. He is a Company Command SMG team with Gammon Bombs rated Fearless Veteran.

Special Rules
I’m Here To Take Over

When Lieutenant Norman Dike froze during Easy Company’s assault on Foy, Speirs was there to take command and press home the attack.

Do not deploy Speirs when you would normally deploy your Company Command team. Instead, at the beginning of any of your Starting Steps, when Ambushes are normally placed, you may place Speirs within 6”/15cm of any teams of a Parachute Rifle Platoon, and not within 4”/10cm of enemy teams.

Defiant Dash
During the attack on Foy, not only did Speirs dash through the enemy’s position to meet up with I Company on the other side, but after linking up with Item Company, he then ran back through the enemy to lead Easy’s final assault.

While Speirs is not in Bulletproof Cover, he may re-roll failed Infantry Saves for each Hit he takes during the opponent’s Shooting Step.
First Sergeant Carwood Lipton
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First Sergeant Carwood Lipton in Flames Of War
First Sergeant Carwood Lipton replaces the 2iC Command Carbine team of a Parachute Rifle Company (page 16 of Nuts!) for +25 points. He is a 2iC Command SMG team with Gammon Bombs rated Fearless Veteran.


Special Rules
‘Talk to your Sergeants’

As First Sergeant, Lipton had his ear to the ground to help address the men’s worries and fears.

Combat and Weapons Platoons of a Parachute Rifle Company joined by Lipton may re-roll failed Platoon Morale Checks.

The Ardennes
After continued fighting in Holland into November, the 101st was finally withdrawn to Mourmelon-le-Grand to rest and refit. They had barely settled into garrison duty when the call came to mount up on trucks and move out. Leaving with only the ammo and supplies they had brought with them out of Holland, the paratroopers were rushed to Bastogne, Belgium.

Private Eugene Roe
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Private Eugene Roe in Flames Of War
Private Eugene Roe may join a Parachute Rifle Company (page 16 of Nuts!) for +50 points. He is not a team, but rather a marker.

Special Rules
Always There When Needed

It seemed amazing to the men of Easy that Roe seemed to be everywhere patching up and evacuating the wounded.

■ Once per turn, if an Infantry or Man-packed Gun team from one of your Combat or Weapons platoons fails its Save, before removing it from play, you may roll a die:

■ On a result of 5+ Roe patches up the men and the Infantry or Man-packed Gun team ignores the failed Save
and fights on as normal.

Otherwise, Roe determines that the men need to be evacuated and the team is Destroyed as normal.

In either case, place Roe’s marker next to that team to remind you that you have used his special rule this turn.

Easy took up its position on 2nd Battalion’s left flank, just inside the tree line overlooking the village of Foy. The perimeter was far from secure, as Germans and Americans stumbled into each other’s foxholes in the snow and fog. At Bastogne, Easy endured relentless artillery bombardments, fought off several German attempts to attack Bastogne, and battled the elements.
Corporal Darrell 'Shifty' Powers
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Corporal Darrell Powers in Flames Of War
Corporal Darrell Powers replaces a Rifle or Rifle/MG team (that is not a Command team) from a Parachute Rifle Platoon
(page 16 of Nuts!) for +15 points. He is a Warrior Rifle team with Gammon Bombs rated Fearless Veteran.


Special Rules
Best Shot in the Company

‘You know, it just doesn’t pay to be shootin’ at Shifty when he’s got a rifle.’

Once per turn, Corporal Powers may re-roll any one failed To Hit roll.

In addition, his rifle has a Firepower rating of 4+, rather than the usual 6.

Finally, on 9 January, Easy Company launched an attack on Foy itself. Easy launched the attack at 0900 hours, crossing an open field between the woods and the village. The assault stalled in front of the Germans due to the poor leadership of Lieutenant Norman Dike who was paralysed with fear. Dike was quickly replaced by Lieutenant Ronald Speirs who led the attack forward. Easy overcame the Germans in Foy, finally securing the town by the afternoon.
Toccoa Sergeants
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Toccoa Sergeants in Flames Of War
Like most units in many armies, the backbone of Easy Company was its platoon commanders. These men were
brave and cunning, giving the men encouraging words in their own special ways.

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Toccoa Sergeants replace any or all Platoon Command teams from Combat and Weapons Platoons of a Parachute Rifle Company (page 16 of Nuts!) for +10 points per Toccoa Sergeant. They are Warrior Command SMG teams with Gammon Bombs rated Fearless Veteran.
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Special Rules
Currahee!

The men of Toccoa ran up and down Mount Currahee three to four times a week. “Currahee!”, which translates from
Cherokee as “Stands Alone”, became the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment’s battle cry.

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Combat and Weapons Platoons led by Toccoa Sergeants may re-roll failed Motivation Tests to rally from being Pinned Down.
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After Foy, Easy joined the rest of the 101st in counterattacking the Germans and pushing them back into Germany and on into Austria, but the fight in the Bastogne woods would be remembered as the hardest and coldest battle fought by Easy Company during the war.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

The Men of Easy Company
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A Company of Heroes
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The Contents of the Easy Company Blister Pack
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Easy Company (US887)

Captain Richard Winters & Captain Lewis Nixon
Description of Components
a. 1x Captain Winters figure.
b. 1x Captain Nixon figure.


Assembling Captain Winters and  Captain Nixon

To assemble Winters and Nixon, simply arrange each figure to taste on one of the small two-hole base provided.

Lieutenant Ronald Speirs
Description of Components
a. 1x Lieutenant Speirs figure.

Assembling Lieutenant Speirs

To assemble Speirs, simply arrange the single figure to taste on one of the small two-hole base provided.
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First Sergeant Carwood Lipton
Description of Components
a. 1x Radio sprue.
b. 1x Sergeant Lipton figure.
c. 1x Radio operator figure.

Assembling First Sergeant Lipton
To assemble Lipton, simply arrange Lipton and the radio operator along with a radio to taste on one of the small two-hole base provided.

Private Eugene Roe
Description of Components
a. 1x Private Roe figure.
b. 1x Casualty figure.

Assembling Private Roe
To assemble Roe, simply arrange Roe with the casulty figure on one of the small two-hole bases provided.

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Description of Components
a. 1x Spotter figure.
b. 1x Standing rifleman figure
c. 1x Corporal Powers figure.
d.
1x Stack of wooden boxes.
e. 1x Wooden barrel.
f. 1x Wooden log.
g.
1x Broken fence.

Assembling Corporal Powers
To assemble Powers, simply arrange Powers along with the spotter and rifleman figure on the medium four-hole base provided. Feel free to use the terrain features included in the blister pack to provide cover for Corporal Powers and his comrades in arms.

Easy Company (US887)
Description of Components
The Easy Company blister pack includes five sets of Toccoa Sergeant as shown in the example above.
Easy Company (US887) Assembling the Toccoa Sergeants
To assemble the Toccoa Sergeants, simply arrange each pair on one of the small two-hole base
provided in the blister pack. The example above provides a suggestion for each pairing of figures, however feel free to mix and match a Toccoa Sergeant with another Rifleman figure included in the blister pack. The Toccoa Sergeant is the right-hand side figure of each pair.

Tip: Each Toccoa Sergeant in addition to the other speciality figures included in the Easy Company blister pack can easily identified by the Parachutist’s badge on the base of each figure as seen in the example on the left.
The Bases
Description of Components
a. 9x Small two-hole bases.
b. 1x Medium four-hole base.
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Last Updated On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront