The American war machine churns out tanks on a comparable level with the Russian factories. The Tank Company is testimony to the industrial power of the United States!

The Tank Company is made out of US steel and equipped to deal with all manner of threats. Maybe most remarcable is the fact that all units are motorized (as they should be) due to the Allied industrial might. 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 Tank Company

Tank Company HQ

The HQ choice is quite simple since we can get only the legendary (and standard) M4A1 Sherman. The Sherman has a frontal armor of 6 and its gun an AT rating of 10 (so there is a need to flank when facing heavy German armor) however this is helped by the fact that the guns have Stabilizer (when moving the tank may chose to fire either at ROF of 1 or full ROF but add +1 to the to hit role) so they are made to shoot on the move when necessary.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Tank Company

Tank Platoon

Next comes the bread and butter of the force. 2 platoons of 5 M4A1 Sherman each. They are quite fearsome as they do have allot of punch.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Tank Company

Armored Mortar Platoon

Next come the support choices. An Armored Mortar Platoon is a good solution to the enemy tanks that could actually threaten our vehicles. They can provide smoke cover when needed to make the enemy move (and shoot inaccurately) from it’s dug in positions. We’re going to go with the full option platoon of 3 M4 halftracks upgraded with .50 cal AA machineguns.

Flames of War 1000 points LW Tank Company

Cavalry Recon Platoon

And lastly a small recon force to help spot potential ambushes or to deny them. Since we’re short on points we’re going to get only 1 Patrol (out of a maximum of 3 per Platoon).

To recap:

Tank Company HQ – 140 points
2 M4A1 Sherman

Tank Platoon – 345 points
5 M4A1 Sherman

Tank Platoon – 345 points
5 M4A1 Sherman

Armored Mortar Platoon – 100 points
3 M4 81mm MMC
All M4 halftracks are armed with .50 cal AA machineguns.

Cavalry Recon Platoon – 70 points
1 M8 armoured cars, 1 Mortar Jeeps & 1 Recon Jeeps

Total – 1000 points

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