I give here details of how to use the Valiant Miniatures British Tommies box set to build a British Rifle Platoon from 1943-1944; the basic force you will need to play Brits in Focused Firepower.
Below is an image of the back of the box showing the figure poses that it contains.
A - Officer
B - Corporal/Sergeant with SMG
C - SMG armed Trooper - Usually a Batman or Medic (with additional pack)
D - Rifleman
E - Rifleman
F - Rifleman
G - 3” Mortar Crewman (Not used)
H - Signaller with Radio
I - Officer/Spotter
J - 2” Mortar Crewman
K - Rifleman/Gunner - 2 will need to carry rifles.
L - Gunner with Bren Gun or PIAT (PIAT not used)
M - Gunner with Vickers MG (Not used)
N - 3” Mortar Crewman (Not used)
O - 3” Mortar (Not used)
P - Conversion Parts
Command Section Requires:
A x 1 - Officer w/ SMG
B x 1 - Sergeant w/ SMG
H x 1 - Signaller w/ SMG
C x 1 - Medic (SMG armed trooper with additional pack)
J x 1 - 2” Mortar
D/E/F/K x 2 - 2 Riflemen
Rifle Sections Require (Platoon has 3 Rifle Sections):
B x 1 - Corporal
K/L x 1 - Gunner
D/E/F/K x 8 - 8 Riflemen
The set also comes with a number of conversion and optional parts. Most of the conversion parts are alternative heads, including officers' hats and berets, but there is also an additional pack that I give to my Medic figures.
This one box can be used to represent pretty much all British and Commonwealth infantry en every theatre of World War II.
The set contains a lot of figures that are not required for the basic infantry platoon. Don't worry about wasting them. With 3 boxes you'll have enough platoons for a Company and their available machine gun platoons and mortar platoons.
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