The basic building block of any US force is the Rifle Company. It's a sturdy if somewhat unexciting force: good numbers of solid infantry backed up by a plethora of support weapons...although God knows when I'll find an excuse to actually field the Light and Medium Firing Batteries on the tabletop (Chemical Mortars fired from the beach during a Ranger Assault during Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily: see scenario #4 of my Sicilian Weekend scenario book for IABSM).

All the figures below are Battlefront, apart from a couple of the Big Men who are from Peter Pig, Essex etc. The basic infantry are painted by undercoating the figures in white, washing them with a dark brown ink, and then highlighting in the appropriate colour. The 1st Platoon are in the earlier uniforms of brown trousers and khaki tops; 2nd Platoon sport brown trousers and the dark green top; finally 3rd Platoon are shown in the later dark green trousers and tops.

 
 

Core Troops

Company HQ (2 x Big Men, 5 x Bazooka Team)

1st Platoon (3 x Rifle Squad)

2nd PLATOON (3 X RIFLE SQUAD)

3rd PLATOON (3 X RIFLE SQUAD)

Weapons Platoon (3 x Light Mortar; 2 x MMG)

Company Transport

blank.png
blank.png

Battalion Support

Mortar Platoon (6 x 81mm Mortar, 6 x Jeeps with trailers)

Anti-Tank Platoon  (3 x 57mm Anti-Tank Guns, Transport Missing)

Machine Gun Platoon (4 x MMG, transport missing)

blank.png

Regimental Support

Intelligence & Recon Platoon (seven jeeps)

Anti-Tank Platoon  (3 x 57mm Anti-Tank Guns)

Anti-Tank Platoon  (3 x 57mm Anti-Tank Guns)

Cannon Platoon (6 x 105mm Howitzer)

Cannon Platoon (6 x 105mm Howitzer)

Divisional Support

ARTILLERY STAFF TEAM

Artillery HQ

Light Firing Battery (4 x 105mm Howitzer)

Medium Firing Battery (4 x 155mm Howitzer)

Combat Engineers (also from Division)

combat engineer platoon hq element

combat engineer platoon INFANTRY (3 x engineer squad)

Combat Engineer Platoon VEHICLES

dOZER!

Allocated Support Units

SP Tank Destroyer Platoon Option One: 1943-4 (4 x M10 "Wolverine" Tank Destroyer)

SP TANK DESTROYER PLATOON OPTION Two: 1944-5 (4 X M18 "Hellcat" TANK DESTROYER)

SP TANK DESTROYER PLATOON OPTION Two: 1944-5 (4 X M18 "Hellcat" TANK DESTROYER)

SP TANK DESTROYER PLATOON OPTION Three: 1944-5 (4 X M36 GMC)

SP TANK DESTROYER PLATOON OPTION Three: 1944-5 (4 X M36 GMC)

tank destroyer security detail

tank destroyer security detail

Chemical Mortar Platoon (4 x 4.2" Heavy Mortars)

(understrength) Towed Tank Destroyer Platoon (2/4 x M5 3" Anti-Tank Guns)

Towed AA Artillery Platoon (4 x 40mm Bofors Guns)

Towed AA Artillery Platoon (4 x 40mm Bofors Guns)

SP AA Artillery Platoon (2 x M15 CGMC,  2 x M13 or M16 MGMC)

SP AA Artillery Platoon (2 x M15 CGMC,  2 x M13 or M16 MGMC)