Assembling The Grenadier Company II Assembling The Grenadier Company II:
The Late-war Grenadierkompanie

with Blake Coster

A Grenadierkompanie is the finest infantry force you can command. The troops are all experienced veterans and they are backed by the best weapons that the German army can provide, from StuG assault guns to the feared Tiger; your Grenadierkompanie will never be out-gunned or out-classed. These elite troops are now the latest additions to the Flames Of War plastic miniatures range.
Learn more about the Plastic Grenadier Company here...
In the first part of this article, I demonstrated how to assemble the contents of the new plastic Grenadier Company to form a Mid-war Grenadierkompanie. In this article, I'll demonstrate how to assmeble the Late-war version. So let's break out the hobby tools and plastic cement and get started!

Learn how assemble the Grenadier Company for Mid-war here...

But before we begin any assembly, let's ensure the contents of the Grenadier Company box set are all present and correct. If you have any problems or issues with the contents of your box set, please feel free to contact our Customer Service team at: customerservice@battlefront.co.nz.
The Contents Of Grenadier Company Box Set
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
Description of Components
a. 4x Plastic Grenadier sprues.
Plastic Grenadier Command Sprue
Description of Components
a. 2x Plastic Grenadier Command Sprue.
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Assembling The Grenadier Company II Bases
Description of Components
a. 2x Base plugs.
b. 4x Small three-hole bases.
c. 1x Medium four-hole bases.
d. 12x Medium five-hole bases.

Assembling A Late-war Grenadier Company
What Is A Late-war Grenadier Company?
A Grenadier Company in Late-war contains a Company HQ made up of a Company Command SMG team and a 2iC Command SMG team and the compulsory Grenadier Platoons: two platoons, each containing an HQ Section and up to three Grenadier Squads. The rest of the force is made up of whatever Weapons and Support platoons are available in the company organisation diagram. For the purpose of this article, I’ll be using the Grenaderkompanie as found on page 26 of Grey Wolf.

Assembling The Company HQ
Highlighted to the right and below are the figure options required to assemble the Company Command SMG team and 2iC Command SMG team. I've kept with the same colour coding as seen on the back of the box: the Officers highlighted in red; the NCOs highlighted in white; the Radioman highlighted in orange; the Riflemen highlighted in blue; the optional Panzerfaust figures highlighted in green; and the optional Panzerknacker figure highlighted in yellow.

Right: The highlighted figures on the Command sprue.
Below: The highlighted figures on the Infantry sprue.
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
To represent the Company Command SMG team correctly assemble one Officer figure, the Radioman figure and one NCO figure on one of the small three-holes bases provided in the box set. The 2iC Command SMG team is made up of one Officer figure, one NCO figure and a one Riflemen figure, again modelled on a small three-hole base.

In Late-war, you can upgrade either or both Command SMG teams to Command Panzerknacker SMG team for +5 per team or a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +10 points. For the Company Command team, simply replace the NCO figure with the Panzerknacker figure or a Panzerfaust figure. For the 2iC Command team, simply replace the Rifleman figure with the Panzerknacker figure or a Panzerfaust. Upgrading your Command teams to include a Panzerknacker or Panzerfaust will give your Company HQ more punch when assaulting with enemy tanks.
Assembling The Grenadier Company II

Assembling The Anti-tank Section
The Company HQ also has the option to add a Anti-tank Section for +25 points. This Anti-tank Section is made up a Panzerschreck team; these figures can be found on the Command sprue. Keeping with the colour coding scheme as seen on the back of the box: the Panzerschreck Loader is highlighted in pink; the Panzerschreck Gunner is highlighted in purple. The Panzerschreck team is modelled on the medium four-hole base included in the box set.

Left: The Panzerschreck figures highlighted on the Command sprue.

The Colour-Coded Company HQ Organisation Diagram
In the Company HQ organisation diagram below I've taken the opportunity to do a little virtual modelling, if you will, by taking the colour-coded images above a step further and arranged the figures types correctly for each Command team minus the Panzerknacker or Panzerfaust upgrades and the optional Anti-tank Section.
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
Assembling The Grenadier Platoons
Highlighted to the right and below are the figure options required to assemble the Grenadier Platoons. As before, I've kept with the same colour coding as seen on the back of the box: the officers highlighted in red; the NCOs highlighted in white; the Radioman highlighted in orange; the Riflemen highlighted in blue; the MG gunners and loaders in black; the optional Panzerknacker figure (an optional upgrade in the HQ Section) highlighted in yellow and the optional Panzerfaust figures (an optional upgrade in the HQ Section) highlighted in green.

Right: The highlighted figures on the Command sprue.
Below: The highlighted figures on the Infantry sprue.
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
A Late-war Grenadier Platoon is made up of an HQ Section containing a Command Rifle / MG team and either two or three Grenadier Squads depending on which option you decide to field. Each of these Grenadier Squads contain two Rifle / MG teams.

To model the Command Rifle / MG team, arrange one Officer figure, one NCO figure and one Rifleman figure on a small three-hole base. Like in the Company HQ, the Command Rifle / MG can be upgraded to Command Panzerknacker SMG team for +5 points or a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +10 points. To do this, simply replace the Rifleman figure with the Panzerknacker figure or a Panzerfaust figure depending on which option you wish to field.

To correctly represent a Grenadier Squad in Late-war, the first Rifle / MG team needs to contain one NCO figure; a two-man MG team made up of one Gunner and one Loader figure; and two Riflemen figures. The second Rifle / MG team contains four Riflemen figures. The Rifle / MG teams are modelled on the medium five-hole bases provided in the box set.

Note: When basing the second Rifle / MG team use the one of the plastic base plugs to fill the extra figure hole left over on the medium five-hole base.

The Colour-Coded Grenadier Platoons Organisation Diagram
In the Grenadier Platoon organisation diagram below I've taken the opportunity to do some more virtual modelling and have arranged the figures to correctly represent the both compulsory Grenadiers Platoons that need to be fielded as part of a Grenadierkompanie in Flames Of War. The Command Rifle / MG team is once more minus the Panzerknacker or Panzerfaust upgrades.
Below: The First Grenadier Platoon.
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Below: The Second Grenadier Platoon.
Assembling The Grenadier Company II
I hope you find this assembly guide useful when it comes time to assemble your own Late-war Grenadier Company.

Till then, happy modelling!

~ Blake.


Last Updated On Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront