The United States mass produced so many trucks and tanks that it was not uncommon for all their infantry to be mechanized.

If you like to build and play mechanized forces (that is not made up of only tanks or only infantry but rather a fast combination of the two) the US Armored Rifle Company doesn’t disappoint. This force is Confident Trained. It can be found in the Flames of War V3 rulebook and is available for free on www.EasyArmy.com.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Armored Rifle Company

Armored Rifle Company HQ

The HQ is one of our compulsory choices. We can add a bazooka team to it (and you should as it is an extra team with Tank Assault 4 and an AT rating of 10) for 15 points and we can (and we will) upgrade the Jeep with an AA MG for 5 points (extra firepower).

Flames of War 1000 points LW Armored Rifle Company

Armored Rifle Platoon

The other 2 compulsory choices are 2 Armored Rifle Platoons. This is US infantry couple with M3 halftracks. We get 6 Rifle teams, 4 Bazooka teams, 2 LMG teams and 1 mortar team together with an M3 37mm Anti-tank gun. Also, the M3’s bristle with machine guns. Obviously we go with the maximum size option for extra bodies.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Armored Rifle Company

Tank Platoon

Now to get some heavy hitting power. The Tank Platoon will let us add some Shermans to the mix. While not exactly a Tiger killer the M4A1 is still a respectable machine. We don’t have enough points so we will go with 4 (out of 5).

Flames of War 1000 points LW Armored Rifle Company

Light Tank Platoon

Our last option is the Light Tank Platoon. The M5A1 Stuart is lightly armored however it is fast and it’s gun can (and will) successfully engage armored opponents from the side (it is after all a flanking tank). Failing that it is extra firepower that can be redeployed in a pinch wherever it is needed.

Let’s recap:

Armored Rifle Company HQ – 40 points
Add Bazooka team.
Arm the Jeep with an AA MG.

Armored Rifle Platoon – 225 points
Light Machine-gun Squad and 60mm Mortar Squad with 2 Rifle Squads.

Armored Rifle Platoon – 225 points
Light Machine-gun Squad and 60mm Mortar Squad with 2 Rifle Squads.

Tank Platoon – 275 points
4 M4A1 Sherman.

Light Tank Platoon – 235 points
5 M5A1 Stuart.

Total – 1000 points

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