Let’s see how we can start building a basic American Infantry force with the minimum of expense and hustle!

First of all we start with the Plastic Soldier Company Late War American Infantry box.

Flames of War

The contents of the box are the following:

35 Infantry with Rifles (crouching)
5 Infantry with Rifles (kneeling)
25 Infantry with BAR
40 Infantry with SMG (crouching)
5 Infantry with SMG (kneeling)
5 Snipers (kneeling)
5 Radio guys
5 Walkie Talkie guys (kneeling)
5 Walkie Talkie guys (standing)
5 Binocular guys (standing)
5 Bazooka guys (firing)
5 Bazooka guys (loading)

In total there are 145 figures in the box. Let’s see how we can use them best for our American infantry needs.

Looking at an American Infantry Platoon we can see that each one needs 12 Rifle teams and 1 command team. For the sake of simplicity we will not differentiate between crouching and kneeling figures.

Each team needs 4 soldiers. We will create 27 teams like this:

14 Rifle teams on medium bases with 1 Rifle, 1 BAR and 2 SMG soldiers
11 Rifle teams on medium bases with 2 Rifle, 1 BAR and 1 SMG soldiers
2 Rifle teams on medium bases with 1 Rifle and 3 SMG soldiers

This arrangement gives us the best spread around all the teams of the weapons that are available. From the original 110 Soldiers (Rifle, BAR and SMG) we have now used 108 and have 2 left over.

Naturally, we need command teams. Again, follow this spread for maximum efficiency:

3 Command Rifle teams on small bases with 1 Radio guy and 1 Walkie Talkie kneeling guy.
1 Company Command team on small base with 1 Radio guy, 1 Walkie Talkie standing, 1 Binocular guy and 1 Rifle soldier.
1 2nd IC team on small base with 1 Radio guy, 1 Walkie Talkie standing and 1 Binocular guy.

Of course, the bazooka teams are formed from their respective figures giving us:

5 Bazooka teams on small bases with 1 Operator and 1 Loader

We still have some figures left and we are going to squeeze every last ounce of plastic out of them:

2 Sniper teams on small bases with 2 snipers.
1 Sniper team on small base with 1 sniper and 1 rifle.
1 Command team on small base with 1 binocular and 1 Walkie Talkie kneeling
2 Command team on small base with 1 binocular and 1 Walkie Talkie standing
1 Command team on small base with 1 Walkie Talkie kneeling and 1 Walkie Talkie standing
These 4 extra command teams can be used with any other platoon that needs them (mainly maybe heavy weapons).

I dare say we have been extremely successful. Not a single soldier remains on the sprue, and all are used for our army needs.

Rifle Company HQ: 190 points

1 x Company Command team
1 x 2iC Command team
2 x Bazooka teams
3 x Sniper teams
Rifle Platoon: 155 points
1 x Command Rifle team
1 x Bazooka team
9 x Rifle teams
Rifle Platoon: 155 points
1 x Command Rifle team
1 x Bazooka team
9 x Rifle teams
Rifle Platoon: 155 points
1 x Command Rifle team
1 x Bazooka team
9 x Rifle teams

A total of 655 points with some extra command teams thrown in the mix. Conclusion? The PSC American Infantry box is probably the best buy you can get for an US Rifle Company!

One comment on “Get cheap American Late Infantry

  1. oroles

    Buna ziua,
    As fi interesat de acest set. Sunt interesat sa ma initiez in FOW si as avea cateva intrebari si sau neclaritati.
    1. Acest set vad ca este produs de Plastic Soldier si nu de Battlefront. Mai mult echipele sunt inventate de dvs. Se pot juca scenariile din cartile FOW cu aceste echipe?
    2. Inteleg ca la nivel competitional FOW se accepta doar pe varianta 1/100(15 mm) ptr infanterie. tancurile, avioanele etc trebuie sa fie tot de 15 sau mai mari?
    3. Exista un loc unde as putea asista la o partida de FOW sau un club de modelism si sau jucatori de tabletop wargame?
    4. Aici e rugamintea. Incercati sa aduceti mai multe produse marca Battlefront(recomandate FOW).
    Multumesc
    PS: Tabla de 30X30 cu strat mangetic ptr 15 mm de unde se poate achizitiona?
    PS2. M-am abonat si la newsletterul dvs, va felicit si va recomand sa nu renuntati. Daca va pot ajuta (benevol) cu articole va stau la dispozitie.

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