All my WWII stuff is late war Western Front and all the figures are from the excellent Valiant 20mm range. The Germans currently consist of a three squad platoon with HQ, 2 MMG's, 1 80mm mortar with spotter, 2 PzShreck teams, 1 Pak 40, 1 Jagdpanther and 2 Stug III's. I intend to take them up to company strength plus supports and started the process today.
Using the 'Germans in Normandy' box I put together a second 3 squad platoon with it's HQ. These are mostly in Zeltbahn and will be mixed with the existing platoon for variety (though I might use them as SS in small games). The squads are all 10 man to keep my options open but by this period they should be reduced to just 9. I normally field them as 8 man veteran squads anyway...
I also started to work on a little support from the Heavy Weapons Coy., namely 2 12cm mortars. In Bolt Action each is a separate unit with 4 crew and an optional spotter upgrade so this is what I'm fielding. In larger games I'll field them as a single 2 tube section with one spotter and use the other as an NCO.
I've ordered a few resin vehicles from Britannia (first order of many if I like them...) and here's a summary of what I'm looking to achieve eventually...
- Coy HQ
- MMG Section ( 2 MMG's)
- 1st Armoured Platoon: HQ in Sdkfz 250, 3 squads in Sdkfz 251's
- 2nd and 3rd Platoons (same structure, no armour)
- MMG section (2 MMG's)
- 80mm mortar section (2 mortars)
- 1/2 120mm mortar platoon (2 mortars) in Maultier
- Pak 40 / Maultier
- 1 Jagdpanther
- 2 Stug III's
- 1 Sdkfz 222 AC
- 2 PzShreck teams
- 2 Sniper teams
- 1 Tank hunter team
- 3 Pz IVH's