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Engineer Support Platoon (UBX37)

Engineer Support Platoon (UBX37)
includes one Bulldozer, one Supply Truck, three Dump Trucks, eight Seated Passengers, two Booby Trap tokens, and one packet of GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit.

When the Germans attacked, the men of the 1111th Engineer Group were the backstop of the American lines. Once through the 106th and 99th Infantry Divisions, the Germans
ran head-long into the many engineer roadblocks.

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The Battle of the Bulge
In December 1944 the German forces were supposed to be on the back foot, so their desperate push in the Ardennes took the Allies by surprise. Desperate defence by the American and British Commonwealth forces gradually turned to counterattack as they fought to erase the 'Bulge'.

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Allied Forces on the German border, September 1944 – February 1945
Engineer Support Platoon (UBX37) The combat engineers of the 1111th Engineer Combat Group found themselves to be the only thing standing between SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper and the Meuse River. To help man the defences, Colonel Pergrin’s 291st Combat Engineers shifted all of A Company’s bazookas to Malmédy to add more anti-tank capability to the anti-tank guns acquired from retreating infantry.

The Engineer Support Platoon provides the heavy lifting that an Engineer Combat Platoon requires with three 2 ½-ton dump trucks, one pioneer supply 2 ½-ton truck, and one D7 bulldozer.

Designed by Evan Allen & James Brown
Painted by Aaron Mathie & James Brown


Below: The Booby Trap tokens.
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The D7 Bulldozer
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The D7 Bulldozer in Flames Of War
      Armour    
Vehicle
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
D7 Bulldozer Very Slow Tank 0 0 0 Bulldozer.
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The Pioneer Supply 2½-ton truck
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You can add a Pioneer Supply 2½-ton truck to a Engineer Combat Platoon from Devil's Charge (page 59) for +25 points.
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The 2½-ton Dump Trucks
Modelled as a Transport with Seated Passengers
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Modelled as a Transport without Seated Passengers
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Modelled as a Dump Truck using the included GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit
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The GMC 2½-ton Dump Truck in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Vehicle
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
GMC 2½-ton Dump Truck Wheeled - - - Optional Passenger-fired .50 cal AA MG.
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The Engineer Support Platoon Move Out
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Contents of the Engineer Support Platoon Box Set
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Engineer Support Platoon (UBX37)
Description of Components
a. 1x Exhaust stack sprue.
b. 1x Bulldozer blade.
c.
1x Resin bulldozer hull.
d. 1x Right-hand side track.
e. 1x Left-hand side track.
f. 1x Blade assembly.
Assembling the D7 Bulldozer
Step 1. Begin by attaching the tracks to the resin hull as shown in the example below. Step 2. Next, the blade assembly to the front of the hull by sliding it between the track and the hull.
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Below: The blade assembly in place. Step 3. Next, attach the bulldozer blade to the blade assembly. Step 4. Add the mushroom-shaped exhaust stack.
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Step 5. Finally, add the taller exhaust stack. Step 6. With the exhaust stacks in place, the D7 bulldozer is ready for painting.
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Description of Components
a. 3x Resin dump trucks.
b. 1x Resin Supply truck.
c. 6x Truck bed side panels.
d. 1x Tip shield top piece.
e. 6x Seat spacers.
f. 6x Bench seats.
g.
4x .50cal MG ring.
h. 4x .50cal AA MG.
i. 4x Single seated passengers.
j. 2x Triple seated passengers.
k. 2x Double seated passengers.
l. 4x Truck bumpers.
m. 3x Tip shields
Assembling the Supply Truck
Step 1. Attach a bumper to the front of the truck. Step 2. Next, attach the tip shield top piece. Step 3. With the top shield in place, the supply truck is ready for painting.
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Assembling the Dump Truck
Step 1. Attach a bumper to the front of the truck. Step 2. Next, attach the tip shield top to the rear of the driver's cab.
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Step 3. Attach the side panels. Step 4. With the side panels in place, the dump truck is ready for painting.
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Adding The .50cal AA MG
Step 1. Add the MG ring to the roof of the driver's cab. Step 2. Next, attach the .50cal AA MG.
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Adding Bench Seats and Passengers
Step 1. Cut up the seat spacers. Step 2. Attach a number of spacers in the truck bed.
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Step 3. Next, attach the bench seats on top of the spacers.

Note: The bench seat may need to ne trimmed down to fit into the truck bed.
Step 4. Finally, add the seated crew and the dump truck is ready for painting.
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Using the GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit
The GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit can be used to model a load of dirt. Simply build up the truck bed with filler before adding a layer of GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit. Below: The dump truck with a load of GF9 Super Fine Basing Grit.
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Last Updated On Monday, February 25, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront