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Assembling the Volksgrenadier Assault Platoon
How to assemble your Volksgrenadier Assault 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 Volksgrenadier Assault 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.
Unit Leader and Formation Commander TeamsVolksgrenadier Assault Platoon Unit Leader and Formation Commander teams are based on a small 3-hole base facing the long edge. Commanders and Unit Leaders combine an Officer or NCO with two StG44 Rifleman. A StG44 Riflemancan be swapped out with a Panzerfaust to reflect the Panzerfaust special rule.
StG44 and MG42 TeamsBase the StG44 and MG42 Teams on a medium base facing the long edge. StG44 and MG42 Teams have an NCO and three StG44 Riflemen. Any up to two teams can have a K98 Rifleman and a MG42 Gunner. Any StG44 Rifleman can be swapped with a Panzerfaust or K98 Rifleman.
Volksgrenadier Assault Platoon (Full Strength)
Panzerschreck Anti-tank TeamsBase Panzerschreck Anti-tank teams on a small two-hole base facing the long edge. These teams have a Panzerschreck Gunner and a Panzerschreck Loader.