Thursday, 5 June 2014

SCW Machine-gun Platoon.

I still have not been painting, but I have based these up.

During the Spanish Civil War a typical Order of battle would be something similar to:
INFANTRY BATTALION.
  • 1 x Battalion HQ [Plana Mayor]
  • 3 – 4 x Infantry Companies
  • 0 – 1 x Machine Gun Company: 4 x Machine Gun Platoons

  • With each Machine gun platoon being between 2 and 4 machine guns plus platoon leader. needless to say local variations were more the rule due to both local conditions and local forces. So the above is only a typical battalion and may or may not be represented on the battlefield. As such this would be a typical machine gun Platoon. 4 Machine guns and a platoon commander. Needless to say that in defence this would be quite fearsome!

    As these are 10mm Pendraken figures they are quite small to paint and quite a punchy unit on the battle field.

    Thant's it for today. Hope to have more on Saturday. Thanks for popping by.
    All the best Clint.

    18 comments:

    1. Very nice work Clint have a great show this weekend

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      1. Cheers Mate. I hope to do another post on Saturday .A pre-show post!

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    2. That's some serious firepower you have there, Clint.

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      1. I think I have enough for a whole machinegun company for the Nationalists and a reduced company for the Republicans as well. I may have gone over the top with machineguns! Thank you Bryan

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      1. Having all that support and fielding it are of course 2 different things. As trench warfare had not quite gone out of fashion machineguns were very useful in the SCW. Thank you Michael.

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    4. There's some serious firepower there and it's good to know the SCW forces are still making progress despite the distraction ofthe show this weekend (good luck with that -hope it goes well btw).

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      1. Thank you Joe. I have most of the SCW forces painted now. So will need to get on with some terrain soon.

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    5. There is no such thing as too many machine guns. I love them! Make sure you set up a defensive position and find someone to play the poor side that has to rush MG company hue hue hue.

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      1. No such thing as too many machine guns.... well it kind of depends on if you are firing them or being fired at, I should say. Thank you Mathyoo.

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    6. That's a good deal of fire supports the look great mate. I'd much rather be sitting behind one than have the task of facing one let alone four!

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    7. Good work there Clint and good luck for the weekend too

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    8. Your SCW units are certainly growing by the day. You're covering the various arms very well. Dean

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