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Machine-gun Platoon (GBR714) Machine-gun Platoon (GBR714)
includes four Machine-gun Sections, four Medium four-hole bases & one Base plug sprue.

If there is one weapon that the British infantryman trusts more than his 303, it is the Vickers machine gun. The modern Vickers is a symbol of British industry. Sturdy, with a tripod for accuracy and water-cooled for sustained fire, it is supremely reliable.

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Great War
The Great War of 1914-18 was global in its reach. Yet this global conflict would be decided by the mighty clashes upon the battlefields of Europe.

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Great War
An example of this reliability took place in August 1916. When, during a twelve-hour span ten Vickers machine-guns of the British 100th Company of the Machine Gun Corps fired continuously without a single failure or stoppage. Over a millions rounds were fired with the guns consuming one hundred replacement barrels and every drop of water in the immediate area.

The Vickers dominates the battlefield, warding off German attacks, and providing a tremendous base of fire for our men to advance under.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Steve London
The Vickers HMG in Great War
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Contents & Assembly Guide for the Machine-gun Platoon Blister Pack
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The Machine-gun Platoon
GBR714 Machine-gun Platoon
Description of Components

a. 1x Standing NCO figure pointing forward.
b. 1x Standing Riflemen figure.
c. 2x Kneeling Rifleman figures.
d. 4x Seated MG gunner figures.

e. 4x Kneeling MG loader figures.
f. 4x Vickers HMG tripods.
g. 4x Vickers HMGs.
Assembling The Machine-gun Sections
One of the Machine-gun sections need to contain the two-man HMG crew consisting of the seated gunner and kneeling loader figures as well as the Vickers HMG itself and an NCO figure. The other three teams are made up of the same two-man HMG crew and a Rifleman figure.

Tip: Use the base plugs to fill the leftover figure hole on the base as each Vickers HMG team consists of only three figures.
Below: An example of an assembled Vickers HMG team with an NCO figure. Below: An example of an assembled Vickers HMG team without an NCO figure.
Assembling Mitchell's Marauders
Assembling The Vickers HMG
Step 1. Attach the Vickers HMG to the tripod ensuring the two prongs are pointing forward. Step 2. Attach the Seated gunner figure in the desired location on a Medium four-hole base.
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Step 3. Correctly position the Vickers HMG. Step 4. Finally, add the loader figure ensuring the ammunition belt is being fed from the right-hand side of the gun. Below: The assembled gunner, loader and HMG for our Vickers HMG team.
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Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023 by Ryan Smith