The TwoFatLardies D-Day Airborne Games day in 2008 (God, was it really that long ago?!) provided an excuse to buy a British parachute force. Unlike my German Fallschirmjaeger, I painted all these myself:  driving myself almost barmy trying to get them all done in time for the event! As it happens, they took the field without their MMGs but, I'm pleased to say, did themselves proud! 

Here is the basic parachute company, without much of the support that would actually come from an Air Landing group (c.f.). Limited to what can be dropped out of an aeroplane as opposed to being landed by glider, they suffer from a lack of transport, decent artillery, and decent anti-tank weaponry. This is the force you drop in first, to secure the landing grounds, and then reinforce as soon as possible.

 
 

Core Troops

Company HQ

1st Platoon

2nd Platoon

3rd Platoon

Battalion Support

1st Mortar Platoon (option one: 3" Mortars)

2nd mortar Platoon (option two:  MMgs)

Anti-tank platoon (PIATS)

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