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Assembling the Paratrooper Platoon
How to assemble your Paratrooper Platoon
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All Flames Of War infantry and guns are supplied with appropriate bases. Assemble your infantry teams by gluing the figures into the holes on a base of the right size. Super glue is recommended for this. (Note: plastic cement, which works by partially melting hard polystyrene plastic parts and 'welding' them together, will not work with the flexible plastic figures in the Parachute Rifle Company & Platoon)
There are usually several figures with each type of weapon, so you can create variety in your teams. It doesn’t matter which mix of figures you put in each team, as long as the mix of weapons is right. Simply consult the colour codes below to help you base your infantry. Note that each line of circles corresponds to one base
Commanders and Unit LeadersParatrooper HQ teams and Infantry Platoon Unit Leader teams are based on a small 3-hole base facing the long edge. Commanders and Unit Leaders combine two Officers with an NCO.
Bren Gun & SMLE Rifle TeamsBase the Bren Gun & SMLE Rifle teams of a Paratrooper Rifle Platoon on a medium base facing the long edge. Half of the Bren Gun & SMLE rifle teams have two Riflemen, an NCO and a Bren Gun. The other teams have three SMLE riflemen and an NCO.
Bren Gun & SMLE Rifle Platoon
PIAT TeamsBase PIAT teams on a small two-hole base facing the long edge. These teams have a PIAT Gunner and a PIAT Loader.
2-inch Mortar TeamsBase 2-inch mortar teams on a small two-hole base facing the long edge. These teams have a 2-inch mortar Gunner and a 2-inch mortar Loader.