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Even in this modern, mechanised war, the infantry remain the backbone of the army—they don’t win battles on their own, but no war is won without them. The US ‘doughboys’ are not yet battle-hardened, but they are no slouches. Their lack of experience is partly overcome by their long and rigorous training.
The Allies have the fascists on the run in North Africa, but the fight is not over yet. The United States is the newest army to enter the war. They boast some of the best tanks in the world, backed up by well-equipped infantry, either marching to battle on foot or riding in half-tracks, and the latest deadly tank destroyers. Their troops are inexperienced, but they have trained hard and are eager to prove themselves. They will need to learn quickly, as they face a cunning and battle-hardened enemy.Click here to find out more about Fighting First...
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Rifle Company HQ teams are an officer on a small base with an NCO and a Radioman (or Rifleman). The team faces the long edge.
Rifle Platoon Unit Leader teams are an officer on a small base with an NCO and a rifleman. The team faces the long edge.
Base Bazooka teams on a small base with a Bazooka Gunner and Rifleman loader. The team faces the long edge.
M1919 LMG team
Base M1919 LMG teams on medium base facing the long edge.These teams have the gunner and his weapon along with twoassistant gunners or loaders/riflemen.
M1 Garand teams