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Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)

Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)

Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)
Contains 1x Command Rifle team, 4x Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams..

In the front lines our company is supported by the new Hochkiss mle 1914 heavy machine-gun. It fires the same cartridge as our standard rifles and can sustain a rate of fire of 450 rounds per minute. Well placed in defence, these guns will make the Germans think twice about attacking our front line.

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
The Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams
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The Fusiliers Machine-gun Platoon in Great War
Team
Mobility Range 
ROF Anti-
tank 
Firepower Notes
Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG Man-packed 24"/60cm 6 2 6 ROF 3 when pinned down or moving.
   Firing bombardments   40"/100cm  - - -  
Below: HMG teams painted as colonial troops.
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Assembling Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)

The Command Rifle Team
a. 1x Officer advancing with pistol.
b. 1x NCO Fusilier figure gesturing with right hand.
c. 1x 
Advancing Fusilier figure.

Assembling The Command Rifle Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the Officer figure, the NCO Fusilier and the Fusilier figure on one of the Small three-hole bases provided in the box set. 
Assembling Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)
The HMG teams
a. 4x HMG gunner figures
b. 4x Kneeling HMG loader figures.
c. 2x Kneeling NCO figures.
d. 2x Kneeling Fusilier figures.
Assembling Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)
Assembling the HMG Teams

Each of the Hotchkiss mle 1914 HMG teams includes the two-man HMG crew consisting of the seated gunner with attached machine-gun, and the kneeling loader as. Two teams will also include an NCO figure. The other two teams are made up of the same two-man HMG crew and a kneeling Fusilier figure.

Tip: Use base plugs to fill the extra figure hole on the base, as each Hotchkiss HMG team consists of only three figures. If you base the the loader figure first, you can then place the machine-gun so that the ammunition belts line up. Or (as below) you may prefer to position some or all of your loaders so that, rather than feeding the belt into the gun, they are holding a fresh belt at the ready.

Below: Two examples of assembled Hotchkiss HMG teams, painted as Metropolitan (left) and Colonial (right) troops.
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The MG Platoon Bases
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 4x Medium four-hole bases.
c. 2x Base plug sprue.
Assembling Fusiliers Machine-Gun Platoon (GFR704)


Last Updated On Thursday, November 5, 2015 by James at Battlefront