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American Loot: A Guide to Using the Half-track Stowage and Crew Figures

American Loot:
Using the Half-track Stowage & Crew Figures

with Blake Coster

The Armored Rifle Platoon (Winter) not only includes Evan’s new Winter-themed American figures but also two Half-track stowage sprues much akin to those include in the recently released Sherman box sets. Also in the box set are crew figures designed especially to be used in conjunction with the Half-tracks.

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In this article I will demonstrate how to incorporate the new stowage and crew figures into your Armoured Rifle Platoon.
American Loot: A Guide to Using the Half-track Stowage and Crew Figures
The Crew Figures
Evan has designed four crew figures unique to the Armored Rifle Platoon (Winter) box set. These figures (seen in the image from left to right) include a MG gunner, a Commander and two dynamically posed passenger figures.

Right: Examples of each crew figure types.
American Loot: A Guide to Using the Half-track Stowage and Crew Figures
American Loot: A Guide to Using the Half-track Stowage and Crew Figures The Stowage Sprues
The Armoured Rifle Platoon (Winter) box set also includes two identical stowage sprues. Each piece of stowage has been especially designed to be placed on specific areas of the M3 Half-track.

Left: The stowage sprues included in the Armored Rifle Platoon (Winter) box set.
What Goes Where
The Stowage
■ The stowage highlighted in red is designed to be placed on the bonnet / hood of the M3 Half-track.

■ The stowage highlighted in green is designed to be placed on the upper sides or rear of the Half-track superstructure.

■ The stowage highlighted in yellow is designed to be placed on the lower rear of the Half-track.

American Loot: A Guide to Using the Half-track Stowage and Crew Figures
Examples of the Half-track Stowage
The Bonnet / Hood Stowage
Below: Examples of the Bonnet / Hood stowage on a M3 Half-track.
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Superstructure Stowage
Below: Examples of the Superstructure stowage on a M3 Half-track.
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Rear Stowage Racks
Below: Examples of the rear stowage racks on a M3 Half-track.
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What Goes Where
The Crew Figures
The MG Gunner Figure
Below: Examples of the MG Gunner figure manning the M3 Half-track.
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The Commander Figure
Below:
Examples of the Commander figure manning the M3 Half-track.
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The Dismounting Figure
Below:
Examples of the Dismounting figure climbing out of the M3 Half-track.
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The Ready For Action Figure
Below:
Examples of the Ready For Action figure manning the M3 Half-track.
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The M3 Half-track with Stowage and Crew
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Well, that is how to use the stowage sprues and crew figures included in the new Armored Rifle Platoon (Winter) box set. I hope that it has inspired you to go away and create and Armored Rifle Platoon that your opponents will envy.

Till next time; happy modelling.

~ Blake.


Last Updated On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront