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150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:56 pm

Comments/Laughter welcomed:

1x RDC @7 pts.
1x Marine Sgt. @7 pts.
1x EENCO @7 pts.
3x Rangers @21 pts.
4x M1 Garand @16 pts.
4x Buffalo Soldiers @16 pts.
4x BARGunners @16 pts.
4x Canadian Infantry @12 pts.
2x M1919 MG @18 pts.
2x M2 Mortar @12 pts.
3x M8 Pack Howitzer @18 pts.

150 pts.
Playable?

Edited to correct glaring error of forgetting the 3x Rangers.
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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by Panzer Commander » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:15 pm

curtm1911 wrote:Comments/Laughter welcomed:

1x RDC @7 pts.
1x Marine Sgt. @7 pts.
1x EENCO @7 pts.
4x M1 Garand @16 pts.
4x Buffalo Soldiers @16 pts.
4x BARGunners @16 pts.
4x Canadian Infantry @12 pts.
2x M1919 MG @18 pts.
2x M2 Mortar @12 pts.
3x M8 Pack Howitzer @18 pts.

150 pts.
Playable?
I'm not sure this build has enough AV. I would swap out some BAR gunners for either a couple of bazookas or flamethrowers. Usually, I pair them with jeeps (to get them rapidly in position when you are ready to strike), so you'll need to find another 8 points somewhere. Also, three commanders for 150 points seeks like a lot. 14% of your points for commanders that don't do a lot for you. I'd keep the EENCO to pair with the garands and maybe the RDC too, but I don't know what the Marine Sgt. really gives you that couldn't be put to better use elsewhere.

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:35 am

Panzer Commander wrote:
curtm1911 wrote:Comments/Laughter welcomed:

1x RDC @7 pts.
1x Marine Sgt. @7 pts.
1x EENCO @7 pts.
4x M1 Garand @16 pts.
4x Buffalo Soldiers @16 pts.
4x BARGunners @16 pts.
4x Canadian Infantry @12 pts.
2x M1919 MG @18 pts.
2x M2 Mortar @12 pts.
3x M8 Pack Howitzer @18 pts.

150 pts.
Playable?
I'm not sure this build has enough AV. I would swap out some BAR gunners for either a couple of bazookas or flamethrowers. Usually, I pair them with jeeps (to get them rapidly in position when you are ready to strike), so you'll need to find another 8 points somewhere. Also, three commanders for 150 points seeks like a lot. 14% of your points for commanders that don't do a lot for you. I'd keep the EENCO to pair with the garands and maybe the RDC too, but I don't know what the Marine Sgt. really gives you that couldn't be put to better use elsewhere.

My :tocnt:
Thanks for the input. This build is going to be played vs an Axis Infantry build so no AV is a non issue. I do think that a BAR & Canadian Infantry could be swapped for a Ranger Squad....or a BAR, Buffalo Soldier, M1 & Canadian Infantry for 2 Rangers & 2 Barbed Wire. The Marine Sgt. moves with the Maneuver Force, which is the Buffs & Canucks & Rangers, the SA "Fearless" vs Defensive Fire is very nice when used in conjunction with "Covering Fire" from the BARs. The BARs, MGs & M1s with the EENCO & RDC are the Overwatch Force, providing fire to permit the Manuever Force to achieve the Objective. The Rangers call in Indirect Fire from the Pack Howitzers, adding some additional punch.

It now needs the Opposing Force & Test Driven to see how it works....looks good in theory but we all know what happens once the battle begins....no plan survives that initial contact with the enemy...:D

See next post for clarification.... I forgot the 3x Rangers in it....no units are removed but the plan remains the same.
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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:49 am

I just noticed the error in this build...it is only 129 pts.....I checked this same build posted on the Forumini & found the error....I forgot to include the 3x Rangers....129+21=150...no need to drop anything, just run it correctly....D'Oh....a "Geezerdom" moment here for sure...:D

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by Panzer Commander » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:57 pm

curtm1911 wrote:I just noticed the error in this build...it is only 129 pts.....I checked this same build posted on the Forumini & found the error....I forgot to include the 3x Rangers....129+21=150...no need to drop anything, just run it correctly....D'Oh....a "Geezerdom" moment here for sure...:D
Adding the Rangers definitely gives it more punch. Their "spotter" ability (while still being able to move or attack) is a really nice combo.

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:08 am

I think I will use this group of Sons of Nippon for a Testdrive....:D

1x Japanese Defending Infantry 26 pts.
2x Wire
1x Pillbox
1x Imperial Sniper
3x Arisaka Infantry
1x Type 89 Mortar
1x Type 92 MG

1x Japanese Infantry Platoon 26 pts.
1x Imperial Sgt.
5x Arisaka Infantry
1x Type 89 Mortar


3x Type 99 LMG @ 4pts./12 pts.
2x Type 92 MG @ 7 pts./ 14 pts.
2x Type 92 70MM Artillery @ 10 pts./ 20 pts.
2x Jungle Spotter @ 6 pts./ 12 pts.
6x Wire @ .5 pts./ 3 pts.
2x Minefields @ 2 pts./ 4 pts.
1x Imperial Sgt. 9 pts.
3x SNLF Fanatucs @ 7 pts./ 21 pts.
1x Arisaka Infantry 3 pts.

150 pts.

Let me know what you think or even give it a try...:D

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:10 am

I think I will use this group of Sons of Nippon for a Testdrive....:D

1x Japanese Defending Infantry 26 pts.
2x Wire
1x Pillbox
1x Imperial Sniper
3x Arisaka Infantry
1x Type 89 Mortar
1x Type 92 MG

1x Japanese Infantry Platoon 26 pts.
1x Imperial Sgt.
5x Arisaka Infantry
1x Type 89 Mortar


3x Type 99 LMG @ 4pts./12 pts.
2x Type 92 MG @ 7 pts./ 14 pts.
2x Type 92 70MM Artillery @ 10 pts./ 20 pts.
2x Jungle Spotter @ 6 pts./ 12 pts.
6x Wire @ .5 pts./ 3 pts.
2x Minefields @ 2 pts./ 4 pts.
1x Imperial Sgt. 9 pts.
3x SNLF Fanatics @ 7 pts./ 21 pts
1x Arisaka Infantry 3 pts.

150 pts.

Let me know what you think or even give it a try...:D

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by curtm1911 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:56 pm

Out of curiousity, I did this build using the Canadian Infantry Platoon & US Infantry Platoon formations. Match up with buys to amount listed. It equals 150 pts. You kinda get a Bazooka & Entrenched ATG for free using formations. They do save now & then.

I also have tried this group but swapping the 2 M2 Lt. Mortars for 1 M1 81MM Mortar, you lose 1 shot total but this is a rude addition...:D

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Re: 150 pt. USA/Canadian Company & Friends

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:01 pm

curtm1911 wrote:Out of curiousity, I did this build using the Canadian Infantry Platoon & US Infantry Platoon formations. Match up with buys to amount listed. It equals 150 pts. You kinda get a Bazooka & Entrenched ATG for free using formations. They do save now & then.

I also have tried this group but swapping the 2 M2 Lt. Mortars for 1 M1 81MM Mortar, you lose 1 shot total but this is a rude addition...:D
Another good thing about platoons is getting to use some of the more scenario pieces that normally don't get built except when they are in a platoon.
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