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Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)

Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)

Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)
Includes one Great War US Machine-Gun Platoon with Command Rifle team, four Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams, one three-hole Small base, four four-hole Medium bases and two plastic base-plug sprues.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
With the machine-gun ruling no-man’s-land, we are lucky to have the French Hotchkiss mle 1914 heavy machine-gun to call on for support. Either beating back a German attack or providing a machine-gun bombardment for our advancing troops, we have one of the best machine-guns available.
Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)
The Command Rifle team
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The Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams
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The Machine-Gun Platoon in Great War
Mobility Range
ROF Anti-
Firepower Notes
Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG Man-packed 24"/60cm 6 2 6 ROF 3 when pinned down or moving.
   Firing bombardments   40"/100cm  - - -  
Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)

Assembling the Machine-Gun Platoon
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The Command Rifle Team
a. 1x Officer advancing with pistol.
b. 1x NCO Rifleman figure gesturing with right hand.
c. 1x 
Advancing Rifleman figure.

Assembling The Command Rifle Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the Officer figure, the NCO Rifleman and the Rifleman figure on one of the Small three-hole bases provided in the box set. 
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The HMG teams
a. 4x HMG gunner figures
b. 4x Kneeling HMG loader figures.
c. 2x Kneeling NCO figures.
d. 1x Standing Firing Rifleman figure.
e. 1x Kneeling Firing Rifleman figure.
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Assembling the HMG Teams

Each of the Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams includes the two-man HMG crew consisting of the seated gunner with attached machine-gun, and the kneeling loader as. Two teams will also include an NCO figure. The other two teams are made up of the same two-man HMG crew and a Rifleman figure.

Tip: Use base plugs to fill the extra figure hole on the base, as each Hotchkiss HMG team consists of only three figures. If you base the the loader figure first, you can then place the machine-gun so that the ammunition belts line up. Or (as below) you may prefer to position some or all of your loaders so that, rather than feeding the belt into the gun, they are holding a fresh belt at the ready.

Below: An example of an assembled Hotchkiss HMG team.
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The MG Platoon Bases
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 4x Medium four-hole bases.
c. 2x Base plug sprue.
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Last Updated On Thursday, October 22, 2015 by James at Battlefront