US Paratrooper Squad - 1944 For Showdown.

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US Paratrooper Squad - 1944 For Showdown.

#1 Postby frankfrey » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:53 pm

Now that we have a Wehrmacht Grenadier Platoon, it is time to give them some opposition. This a squad of American paratroopers as they were at Normandy. The squad consists of 1 x NCO + Command/MG Section and 2 x Rifle Sections. As the ground fighting progresed, it was common for at least one of the rifle sections to scrounge a BAR to increase their firepower. Again, I haven't figured out the points costs yet.

US Paratrooper NCO

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Skills: Fighting: d6, ,Shooting: d6, Throwing: d6
Pace: 6”, Parry: 5, Toughness: 6
Abilities: Autofire, Command, Dodge
Weapons:
Thompson SMG(Rng: 12/24/48; DMG 2d6+1;
ROF 3; AP 1; Auto)
2 x MkII Grenades(Rng:5/10/20; DMG 3d6; Mdm Burst Template)
Knife: DMG d6+d4

US Paratrooper Command/MG Section(3)

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8
Strength d6, Vigor d8
Skills: Fighting: d6, Shooting: d6,
Throwing: d6
Pace: 6”, Parry: 5, Toughness: 6
Abilities: Autofire, Dodge
Weapons:
M1919A4 MMG(Rng; 24/48/96; DMG 2d8, ROF 3
AP 3; Auto; Cannot move and fire)
M1 Garand (Rng: 24/48/96; DMG: 2d8, ROF: 1
AP 2)
2 x MkII Grenades ea(Rng: 5/10/20; DMG 3d6
Medium Burst Template)
Bayonet: DMG d6+/d4/2d6

US Paratrooper Rifle Section(4)

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8
Strength d6, Vigor d8
Skills: Fighting: d6, Shooting: d6,
, Throwing: d6
Pace: 6”, Parry: 5, Toughness: 6
Abilities: Dodge
Weapons:
M1 Garand (Rng: 24/48/96; DMG: 2d8, ROF: 1
AP 2)
2 x MkII Grenades ea(Rng: 5/10/20; DMG 3d6
Medium Burst Template)
Bayonet: DMG d6+/d4/2d6

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#2 Postby Hellfire6A » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:13 pm

When you are doing unit costs just remember you don't count the number of grenades.

Only two grenades? I seem to remember pics showing these guys festooned with the things.

Love the unit and the work thanks.
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#3 Postby frankfrey » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:13 pm

Hellfire6A,

You're quite welcome sir! Unfortunately, I haven't seemed to have the time of late plus as a Historical Miniatures gamer, I really don't pay that much attention to point. Instead, I just set up the scenarios based historical research.
If you would like to go ahead and do the point cost for the paras be my guest. I would appreciate it.

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#4 Postby frankfrey » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:31 pm

Wild Dude,

Hope this helps.

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#5 Postby WildDude » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:37 pm

frankfrey wrote:Wild Dude,

Hope this helps.


This is fantastic. Thanks!

I've just started painting 15mm WW2 minis for use with Showdown. I'll be using your good work to game with them.

Cheers WildDude


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