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Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
includes three BT-5 tanks, two BT-7 tanks, one Tank Commander sprue & five sets of SMG Tank Escorts.

The Finns were quick to turn captured Soviet equipment against the invaders. The Christie Detachment was named for the BT tank’s suspension design and was unusual in having its own unit of escort infantry that rode into battle with them.

The BT-5 fast tank was the first in the BT series of tanks to introduce a larger turret to accommodate the exceptional 45mm obr 1938 gun. This gun out-matched almost all of the Soviets enemy’s tanks guns, and when combined with the excellent manoeuvrability of the BT fast tank design it made for an effective weapon.

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Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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Rising Sun
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

The BT-7 fast tank was an improvement of the BT-5 design. It fitted a redesigned slopped turret, a welded hull and a more powerful engine. The overall effect was increased armour, while the tank remained as manoeuvrability as the earlier model. It also retained the excellent 45mm obr 1938 gun, giving it plenty of anti-tank punch!

Only one platoon of captured Soviet BT tanks was used by the Finns in 1941. It was known as the Christie Detachment after the BT tank’s suspension design. The Christie Detachment was also unusual in having its own unit of escort infantry that rode into battle with them.

Tanks designed by Evan Allen
Figures designed by James Brown
Tanks painted by Mark Hazell
Figures painted by James Brown

The BT-5 Complete with SMG Tank Escorts
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The BT-5 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

BT-5
Standard Tank
0
0 1
Co-ax MG, Fast tank, Limited vision, Unreliable.
45mm obr 1934 gun
24"/60cm
2
7
4+
 
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

Fast Tank
Tanks based on Christie’s design are built around exceptionally powerful engines and flexible suspensions and can really move when the throttle’s opened up.


Fast tanks can move up to 32”/80cm At the Double. However, they still only go 12”/30cm during normal movement.

Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.


Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at
targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

Unreliable
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The SMG Tank Escorts Aboard The BT-5
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The BT-7 Complete with SMG Tank Escorts
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The BT-7 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

BT-7 Standard Tank
1
1 1
Co-ax MG, Fast tank, Limited vision, Unreliable.
45mm obr 1934 gun
24"/60cm
2
7
4+
 
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

Fast Tank
Tanks based on Christie’s design are built around exceptionally powerful engines and flexible suspensions and can really move when the throttle’s opened up.


Fast tanks can move up to 32”/80cm At the Double. However, they still only go 12”/30cm during normal movement.

Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.


Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at
targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

Unreliable
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The SMG Tank Escorts Aboard The BT-7
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01) Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The SMG Tank Escort Figures
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)
The Panssari Christie Platoon Plough Forward
Panssari Christie Platoon (FIX01)

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Last Updated On Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront