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Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)

Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
includes one Command Pistol team, four Machine-gun Sections, one Small three-hole base, four Medium four-hole bases & one plastic hole plug sprue.

The MG08 (or Maschinengewehr 08) was the standard machine-gun of the German Army during the First World War. Adapted from Hiram Maxim’s 1884 design, the MG08 (designating the year of it’s adopted i.e. 1908) fired the 7.92x57mm round at the rate of up to 400 rounds per minute.

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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
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)

Feed by 250-round ammunition belts, any prolonged periods of sustained fire meant the gun would rapidly overheat. To prevent this, the barrel was surrounded by a water jacket which contained one gallon (3.78 litres) of water.

When deployed, the gun was fired from a sled mount that could be transported around the battlefield either on a man’s shoulders or via a cart. However, the total weight of the weapon system (gun, sled mount and water) was a whopping 69kg (152lbs) without taking ammunition into account severely limited its mobility.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mike Haught

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The Maxim HMG in Great War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Maxim HMG
Man-packed
24"/60cm 6
3
6
ROF 3 when pinned down or moving.
Firing bombardments
  40"/100cm
-
-
-
 
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The Maxim machine-gun has drastically changed how battles are fought. Now a small crew of men can put out a remarkable amount of fire. Multiply this across a whole platoon of these weapons and you have a unit capable of an immense rate of fire.
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
German Maxim HMG teams have an Anti-tank rating of 3 due to the use of armour-piercing ammunition.
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HMG Bombardments
Machine-gun bombardments are a way of breaking up enemy advances across no-man’s land or to help keep the defenders’ heads down during attacks.


HMG teams can fire Bombardments. These are conducted in the same way as a normal Artillery Bombardment.
Since they have Anti-tank and Firepower ratings of ‘-’, they cannot harm Armoured vehicles or teams in Bulletproof Cover, although they can still Pin Down target platoons with a Hit in the Bombardment.

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The Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon Ready For Action
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Contents & Assembly Guide for the Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon Blister
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The Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
The Command Pistol Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Advancing Rifleman figure.
b. 1x NCO Rifleman figure pointing backwards.
c. 1x
Officer figure with pistol pointing.
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704) Assembling The Command Pistol Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the Officer figure, the NCO Rifleman and the Rifleman figure on one of the Small three-hole bases provided in the blister pack.

Left: An example of an assembled Command Pistol team.
The Machine-gun Sections
Description of Components
a. 4x Kneeling HMG loader figures
b. 4x Kneeling HMG gunner figures.
c. 4x Maxim HMGs.


Assembling The Machine-gun Sections
The Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon contains a Command Pistol team (which I've already covered) and four Machine-gun sections.
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Two of the Machine-gun sections need to contain the two-man HMG crew consisting of the kneeling gunner and loader as well as the Maxim HMG itself and an NCO figure. The other two 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 Maxim HMG team consists of only a three figures.
Below: An example of an assembled Maxim HMG team with an NCO. Below: An example of an assembled Maxim HMG team without an NCO.
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Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)

The NCO & Riflemen
Description of Components
a. 2x Kneeling NCO Riflemen figures pointing.
b. 1x Kneeling Riflemen figures.
c. 2x Prone Riflemen figures.

The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 4x Medium four-hole bases.
c. 2x Base plug sprue.
Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Assembling The Maxim HMG
Step 1. Begin by using the base plugs to fill the spare figure hole. Step 2. Position the gunner figure.
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Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)
Step 3. Next, correctly position the Maxim HMG with the gunner.
Step 4. Finally, add the loader figure ensuring the ammunition belt is being feed from the right-hand side of the gun.
Below: The Maxim HMG ready for an NCO or Rifleman to complete the team.
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Last Updated On Friday, August 8, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront