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Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS704)

Machine-Gun Platoon (GUS714)
Includes one Great War US Machine-Gun Platoon with four Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams, 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.
The Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams
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Assembling the Machine-Gun Platoon
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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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Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023 by Ryan Smith