Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)

Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)

Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)
includes one Command SMG team (with optional Panzerfaust upgrade), nine Pioneer Rifle teams (three squads), one Small three-hole base & nine Medium four-hole bases.

The pioneers create pathways for the army to move through by blowing holes in the enemy fortified line or using simple picks and shovels to clear and create obstacles. Either way, the Pioneers continue the tradition of leading assaults with flame-throwers and enough explosives to reduce any fortress to rubble.

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The Ardennes Offensive
In December 1944 the German forces on the Western Front made one last major push in the Ardennes and Alsace-Lorraine, trying to split the Allied forces in half and force them to negotiate a peace treaty. It was a daring all-or-nothing gamble.

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The Ardennes Offensive: German Forces in Lorraine and the Ardennes, September 1944 - February 1945
Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)

Volks Pioneer Platoon
A Volksgrenadierdivision has its own pioneers for laying and clearing mines and other obstacles. They are also armed with explosive charges and flame-throwers, which are ideal in assaults against fortified positions and bunkers.

The platoon’s supply wagon gives them enough materials to construct defences such as barbed wire entanglements or deadly minefields. Use these to confound the enemy’s attacks so that your troops can regain the initiative and carry on with the blitzkrieg.

Top left and left: The Command SMG team.

Designed Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell

"You can add a Pioneer Supply horse-drawn wagon to your Volks Pioneer Platoon for +20 points."
Pioneer Rifle Teams in Flames Of War
Team
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower Notes
Pioneer Rifle team
16"/40cm
1
2
6
Pioneer teams are rated as Tank Assault 4.
The Pioneer Squads (three Pioneer Rifle teams per squad)
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"Remember, you may replace up to one Pioneer Rifle team per Pioneer Squad with a Flame-thrower team at the start of the game before deployment."
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"When it comes to digging in, no German platoon is better equipped than the Pioneer platoon. Armed with rifles, machine-guns, shovels, picks and plenty of explosives, the Pioneers are ready for their next assignment."
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Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847) Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847) Left and above: Examples of the specialist Pioneer equipment.
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The Contents of the Pioneer Platoon (Winter) Blister Pack
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Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)
Description of Components
a. 1x Officier figure pointing with SMG.
b. 1x NCO with Assault rifle and hand up.
c.
1x NCO figure with SMG pointing.
d. 1x NCO figure with Assault rifle and hand out.
e.
1x Kneeling NCO figure pointing.
Assembling the Command Team
Simply arrange figure A and your choice of figures B, C, D or E to taste on the small three-hole base provided. The third figure that makes up the command team is a Panzerfaust figure.
Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847) Panzerfaust Figures
Description of Components
a. 5x Riflemen figures carrying Panzerfaust.
b. 5x Riflemen figures aiming Panzerfaust.

Assembling Panzerfaust Figures
The Pioneer Platoon contains ten teams (one command team and one pioneer teams) every team on the Pioneer platoon (including the command team) needs to have a Panzerfaust figure included in its make up.
Pioneer Platoon (Winter) (GE847)
Description of Components
a. 3x Kneeling riflemen figures aiming rifle.
b. 2x Standing riflemen figures raising rifle.
c. 2x Advancing riflemen figures in covered helmet.
d.
2x Leaning riflemen figures.
e. 2x Advancing riflemen figures in softcap (Type A).
f. 2x
Advancing riflemen figures in plain helmet.
g. 2x
Advancing riflemen figures in softcap (Type B).
Assembling the Riflemen Figures
The Pioneer platoon is made up of three Pioneer squads; each squad contains three pioneer teams. These teams are made up of five figures assembled on the medium five-hole bases provided. The first team contains an NCO figure, a Panzerfaust figure, two pioneer figures and a rifleman figure. The second and third teams contain
a Panzerfaust figure, two pioneer figures and two rifleman figures. Feel free to pick and choose which figure poses make up these teams as long as they stay within these guidelines.
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Description of Components
a. 4x Pioneer figures with pole charge.
b. 5x Pioneer figures carrying Tellermines.
c. 5x Pioneer figures carrying grenade bundle.
d. 4x Pioneer figures holding grenade.
e. 3x Optional flame-thrower figures.
Assembling the Pioneer Figures
Each pioneer team contains two pioneer figures; once again feel free to use whatever poses you like. Also inlcuded are three flame-thrower figures. These figures are optional as one pioneer team per squad can be replaced with a flame-thrower team. If you decide to use this option then simply replace one of the riflemen figures with a flame-thrower figure.
The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 9x Medium five-hole bases.
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Last Updated On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by James at Battlefront