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SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
with one Command SMG team, four MG34 HMG (with MG42 option for Mid-war) with crew, one Small base & four Medium bases.

Armed with the versatile MG34, the HMG platoons of the Waffen-SS were able to pour fire into an enemy to either suppress them in attack or pin them down in defence.

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Left & below right: The Command SMG team.
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SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794) Capable of firing up to 800 rounds a minute, the MG34 had a unique feature of being able to produce semi-automatic by pressing the upper segment of the trigger, while fully automatic fire was achieved by pressing the lower segment. Another important feature of the MG34 was the ability to quickly change barrels due to the overheating.

It could fire ammunition stored in either 50 or 75 round drums or via the more traditional belt feed system and used as either a Light Machine-gun fired off a bipod or as a Heavy Machine-gun fired from a tripod. The tripod also included sighting equipment which further aided indirect

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies
"The MG34 HMG is rated as a Man-packed; therefore it can move up to 6"/15cm in the movement step. This allows them to keep up with the infantry, making them ideal to move forward and support the infantry."
The MG34 HMG Teams
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794) SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
"Use the MG34 HMG to pin down the enemy before your Grenadiers launch their assault. This will prevent unnecessary casualties and help guarantee success against the enemy position."
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794) SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
"With its high rate of fire (ROF 6), the SS Machine-gun Platoon is ideal for deployment near an objective with an infantry platoon in close support. Their combined firepower should be more than enough to prevent opposing infantry from launching a successful assault."
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794) SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
"If the enemy is successful in pinning down the SS Machine-gun Platoon, its rate of fire drops from ROF 6 to ROF 2. This will dramatically reduce the platoon’s effective when shooting, especially in Defensive Fire."
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794) SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
The MG34 in Flames Of War
Anti-tank Firepower
ROF 2 when pinned down.
The SS Machine-gun Platoon Hurry to Deploy
SS Machine-gun Platoon (GE794)
"The SS Machine-gun Platoon can be used in Early-war with Burning Empires and in Mid-war with Eastern Front."

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Last Updated On Thursday, November 10, 2011 by Blake at Battlefront