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Cavalry Group (USAB04)

Cavalry Group (USAB04) Cavalry Group (USAB04)
includes one Company HQ with two M24 Chaffee, two Light Tank Platoons each with M24 Chaffee, one Tank Destroyer Platoon with four M36 Jackson, two M20 Scout Car & one Reconnaissance Jeep, Easy Eight Objective Marker; one Chaffee Objective Marker, three Tank Commander sprues, two M10 stowage sprues, one US Dice set, one US Token set, thirty two Rare earth magnets & four Decal sheets.

Check out the Cavalry Group in the online store here...
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.

Learn more about Devil's Charge here...
Cavalry Group (USAB04) The 2nd and 14th Cavalry Groups were among the first units to replace their aging M5A1 Stuarts with the new M24 Chaffee. Combining the gun of a Sherman with the speed of a light tank the M24 could keep up with the cavalry and lend support where needed.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown, Blake Coster, Mark Hazell & Matt Parkes

Company HQ
with 2x M24 Chaffee (below).
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Light Tank Platoon
with 5x M24 Chaffee (below).
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Light Tank Platoon
with 5x M24 Chaffee (below).
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The M24 Chaffee
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The M24 Chaffee in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
M24 Chaffee
Light Tank
4
2
1
Co-ax MG, Hull MG, .50 cal AA MG
M6 75mm gun
32"/80cm
2 10
3+
Smoke, Stabiliser.
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Tank Destroyer Platoon
with 4x M36 Jackson; 2x M20 Scout Car and 1x Reconnaissance Jeep (below).
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The M36 Jackson
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The M36 Jackson in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

M36 90mm GMC Standard Tank
4
2
0
.50 cal AA MG, Detroit's finest.
M3 90mm gun
32"/80cm
2
14
3+

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The M20 Scout Car
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The M20 Scout Car in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
M20 Scout Car
Jeep
1
0
0
.50 cal AA MG, Recce.
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The Reconnaissance Jeep
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The Reconnaissance Jeep in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Recon Jeep
Jeep
-
- -
AA MG, Recce.
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The Bonus Material
Cavalry Group (USAB04)

Below: The American decal sheets. Learn how to apply decals here...

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The M10 Stowage Sprues

Learn how to use the M10 stowage here...
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The Chaffee Objective Marker
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The Easy Eight Objective Marker
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The US Token Set
The US 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.
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The US Dice Set
Includes 16 full-colour themed dice.
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The Cavalry Group Rush The Enemy
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The Contents of the Cavalry Group Box Set
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have any issues with any of the components.
Cavalry Group (USAB04)
Description of Components
a. 12x Right-hand side tracks.
b. 12x Left-hand side tracks.
c.
12x Hatch & Gun sprue.
d. 12x .50cal AA MGs.
e. 3x Tank Commander sprue.
f. 12x Resin M24 Chaffee turrets & hulls.
Assembling The M24 Chaffee
Step 1. Begin assembly by attaching the tracks to the hull of the M24 Chaffee.

Note: Each track has a lug on the back that corresponds with the recesses in the hull to aid in correct orientation.
Below: The correct alignment for the left-hand side track. Below: The correct alignment for the right-hand side track. Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull.
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Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull.
Step 2. Next, attach the hull MG.
Step 3. Attach the Loader's hatch.
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Step 4. Followed by the Commander's hatch.
Step 5. Finally, add the .50cal AA MG. Step 6. With the .50cal AA MG in place the M24 Chaffee is now ready to be painted.
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Adding a Tank Commander
Step 1. When attaching the commander's hatch, attach it to the turret in an open position as shown in the exampe below. Step 2. Next, add the Tank Commander of your choosing. The M24 Chaffee Platoon box set includes a sprue of five different Tank Commanders to choose from.
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Cavalry Group (USAB04)
Description of Components

a. 4x Plastic Sherman sprue.
b. 4x Resin M36 turrets.
c. 4x Resin M36 hulls.
d.
4x Crew figure variant A.

e. 4x Crew figure variant B.
f. 4x Crew figure variant C.
g. 4x M3 90mm gun barrels.
h. 8x Rare earth magents.
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M10 Stowage Sprues
Description of Components
a. 1x M10 Stowage sprue #1.
b. 1x M10 Stowage sprue #2.

Learn how to use the M10 stowage here...  

The Plastic Sherman Sprue
The parts of the plastic Sherman sprue that are used when assembling the M36 tank destroyer are highlighted in green.


Right: The highlighted parts of the plastic Sherman sprue used in the construction of the M36 tank destroyer.
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Assembling The M36 Tank Destroyer
Step 1. Begin assemble by attaching the tracks to the hull of the M36.

Note: Each track has a number of lugs on the back that correspond with the recesses in the hull to aid in the correct alignment of the tracks.
Below: The correct alignment for the left-hand side track.
Below: The correct alignment for the right-hand side track.
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Below: The left-hand side track attached to the M36 hull.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the M36 hull.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets To Your Miniatures

Evan has created a recess for a rare earth magnet in the hull of the tanks included in the box set.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here for more tips and tricks...
 
Below: The magnet recess complete with magnet. Below: 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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Step 2. Next, attach the M3 90mm gun barrel to the recess on the front of the turret. Step 3. Then attach the .50cal AA MG to the rear of the turret using the MG pedestal.
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Step 4. Inside the turret there are three round platforms to place the crew figures. On these three platforms arrange one figure of each crew variant (A, B, & C) inside the turret.
Step 5. With the crew in place, the M36 tank destroyer is ready for painting.
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Description of Components
a. 2x M20 Hull.
b. 2x Right Wheel.
c. & d. 4x Rear Wheels.
e.
2x Left Wheel.
f. 2x M20 .50cal Ring Mount.
g. 2x .50cal Gunner.
h. & i. 4x M20 Crewmen.
j. 3x .50cal machine-gun.
k. 1x .30cal machine-gun.
l. 1x Jeep.
m. 1x .50cal Jeep Mount.
n. 1x Jeep Windscreen.
o. & p. & q. 3x Jeep Crewmen.

Assembling The M20 Armored Car

Step 1. Attach the front and rear wheels to the hull. Below: The wheels attached to the hull.
Step 2. Next, attach the .50 cal ring mount.
Below: The .50 cal ring mounted attached to the hull.

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Step 3. Attach the .50 cal gunner.
Step 4. Finally, attach the .50 cal AA MG. Below: With the .50 cal AA MG in place, the M20 armored car is ready for painting.
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Assembling The Reconnaissance Jeep

Step 1. Begin by attaching the windscreen to the jeep. Step 2. Attach the driver figure.
Step 3. Next, choose a passenger figure to sit next to the driver.

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Step 4. Attach the MG of choice to the pintle mount.
Step 5. Finally, attach the pintle mount to the internal mount inside the jeep. Below: With the .50 cal AA MG in place, the Reconnaissance Jeep is ready for painting.
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Assembling the Easy Eight Objective
Simply attach the 76mm main gun into the gun mantlet of the Easy Eight objective as seen in the examples below.

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Last Updated On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront