Post by scottwashburn on Oct 17, 2018 21:08:55 GMT
US Infantry Battalion 1912 I like infantry! Cavalry and artillery and tanks are cool, too, but I’ve always liked infantry. Given a choice I will usually choose infantry-heavy armies.
So when building my All Quiet on the Martian Front American Army I made sure I had quite a bit of infantry. Infantry is very weak and squishy in that game, but it has a low point cost and actually serves a valuable function. The one great weakness of the Martians is that their formidable tripod machines only have one weapon. If the humans throw lots of targets at them, they will have a trouble destroying them all. And while the infantry is weak, it is not totally helpless. If the Martians ignore it to shoot at high value targets like tanks and artillery, the infantry might be able to get in close enough to hurt them seriously. And if they DO fire at the infantry, then they aren’t shooting at the high value targets.
I recently worked up a table of organization for the US Army in 1912. While I doubt that I will ever have enough figures to field a whole division, I have made a start with a single battalion. The 1st Battalion of the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division.
The battalion consists of a battalion HQ
Three rifle companies (A, B, &C), each one with three rifle platoons (All Quiet ‘units’) and a machine gun platoon.
D Company, the fourth, is the heavy weapons company with two machine gun platoons and two mortar platoons.
The whole thing comes in for only 700 points, the cost of three or four Martian tripods. I wonder how that would turn out in a fight?
Love the flags, did you do those or is it a download? Like what you did with the HQ bases too! And a extra 60 points for stovepipes? (2 units per company, perhaps a couple in the heavy company?) Respectfully, Gunny
Great stuff as usual. I have a bunch of old square letters from my ancient VHS collection - all sticky backed to put on the tape cover to label them. Numbers too. There are enough to easily do all my various infantry regular, militia, and Marine formations