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Fusiliers Platoon (GFR712)

GFR712 Fusiliers Platoon

Fusiliers Platoon (GFR712)
Contains one Lebel Pistol team, five Rifle teams, two VB (rifle grenade) teams, two Chauchat MG teams, one 37mm mle 1916 team, one FLame-thrower team, one two-hole Small base, two three-hole Small bases, ten four-hole Medium bases and one Base plug sprue.

The sharp end of our fighting force is the rifleman, much the same as it was in the days of Napoleon. Supported by Chauchat light machine guns and Vivien and Bessières rifle grenades, our fusiliers can handle any challenge in the attack or on defence.

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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
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
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Fusiliers Platoon Assembly guide
The Officers & NCOs
a. 1x Officer figure with pistol.
b. 1x NCO gesturing with right hand.
c. 1x NCO pointing.
d. 1x NCO kneeling and pointing.
Assembling Fusiliers Platoon (GFR702)
Assembling Fusiliers Platoon (GFR702)

Assembling The Command Pistol Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the Officer figure, one NCO and one Fusilier figure on one of the Small three-hole bases provided in the box set.

The Fusiliers
Assembling Fusiliers Platoon (GFR702)
a. 3x Fusilers kneeling
b. 3
x Fusiliers kneeling shooting.
 3x Fusiliers advancing A.
d. 3x Fusiliers advancing B.
e. 3x Fusiliers advancing C.
 3x Fusiliers standing firing.
g. 3x Fusiliers advancing D.

Assembling The Fusilier Platoon
A French Fusiliers Platoon consists of either one or two Fusiliers Half-Platoons (in Clavery's Chargers, both of the Fusiliers Platoons are a single Half-Platoon) each with an HQ Section containing the Command Pistol Team (already covered above), and two Fusiliers Squads. Each of these Fusiliers Squads contains two Rifle teams. The first Rifle team should have one NCO figure and three Fusilier figures. The second team just has four Fusilier figures.

Rifle teams use four-hole Medium bases.

Below: An example of an assembled Rifle team with three fusiliers and an NCO.
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Assembling the MG teams
Assembling Fusiliers Platoon (GFR702)

Each Fusiliers Squad also has a Machine-gun team with an advancing Chauchat LMG gunner and loader (left) and one Fusilier figure.

The MG teams are modelled on Medium four-hole bases, using a base plug to fill the unused hole.

The MG Teams
a. 2x Chauchat MG gunner.
b. 2x Chauchat MG loader.

Assembling The VB (rifle grenade) Teams  

The VB Teams
a. 3x Sitting VB Rifle Grenade figure.
b. 3
x Kneeling VB Rifle Grenade figure.

Each VB team consists of three VB figures and a Fusilier figure on a Medium four-hole base.

Assembling Fusiliers Platoon (GFR702)

Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023