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Guards Tank Squadron

GUARDS Tank
Squadron

Royal Artillery 3 Guards Tank Platoon Anti-tank Platoon (SP). Royal Artillery 4 ARMOUR Airlanding Platoon 6 3 Guards Tank Platoon Parachute Platoon Rifle Platoon 4 ARMOUR ARMOUR ARTILLERY 5 3 Guards Tank Platoon Guards Tank Recce Platoon INFANTRY 5 ARMOUR RECONNAISSANCE 3 Guards Tank Platoon BRIGADE SUPPORT PLATOONS ARMOUR 3 COMBAT PLATOONS SUPPORT PLATOONS Guards Tank Squadron Guards Tank Squadron . Royal Artillery 8 Medium Battery. 3 HEADQUARTERS (Infantry COMPANY) 6 ARTILLERY Field Battery. Royal Artillery 9 7 INFANTRY WEAPONS PLATOONS 8 Glider Rifle Platoon AIRCRAFT RECONNAISSANCE 5 Parachute Platoon Parachute Rifle Platoon 6 Glider Rifle Platoon 6 Rifle Platoon 7 Air Support 7 Airlanding Platoon 5 Humber Recce Platoon AOP 7 Air Observation Post ARMOUR 3 Guards Tank Platoon Parachute Rifle Platoon Field Battery.HEADQUARTERS Guards Tank Squadron HQ You must field one platoon from each box shaded black and may field one platoon from each box shaded grey.

A Tank Squadron is rated Confident Veteran. • Add a Churchill ARV recovery vehicle for +5 points. • Replace up to one Churchill VI tank in your Tank Squadron with a Churchill VII tank for +55 points. • Upgrade any or all Churchill V CS or VI tanks with applique armour increasing the Front armour rating to 9 for +10 points per tank. starting with the hard hedgerow fighting in Normandy. RELUCTANT CONSCRIPT CONFIDENT TRAINED FEARLESS VETERAN Headquarters Guards Tank Squadron HQ Headquarters 2 Churchill V CS 1 Churchill V CS 190 points 95 points Options • Add a Churchill VI tank for +105 points. A Tank Recce Platoon is a Reconnaissance Platoon. Lance Corporal Stuart Stuart Guards Tank Recce Platoon Guards Tank Squadron Motivation and skill . Churchill VI Churchill IV (late) Guards Tank Platoon Weapons Platoons Guards Tank Recce Platoon Sergeant Platoon 3 Stuart V or VI 2 Stuart V or VI 145 points 100 points Command Stuart Option • Arm any or all Stuart V or VI tanks with AA MG for +5 points per tank.The 6th Guards Armoured Brigade (previously known as the 6th Guards Tank Brigade) has a distinguished record. Company Command Churchill V CS 2iC Command Churchill V CS Churchill ARV Churchill VI Guards Tank Squadron hq Combat Platoons Guards Tank Platoon Platoon 2 Churchill VI and 1 Churchill IV (late) 305 points Command Churchill VI Option • Upgrade any or all Churchill IV (late) or VI tanks with applique armour increasing the Front armour rating to 9 for +10 points per tank.

These gave the group a solid anti-tank weapon in the event that an enemy armoured counterattack developed. Recce Platoon Guards Tank Squadron Brigade Support Platoons . Recce and Scout Patrols are Reconnaissance Platoons. Royal Artillery Platoon 4 M10C 17 pdr SP 2 M10C 17 pdr SP 370 points 185 points Part of the Guards Tank Brigade’s task force included a battery of M10C 17 pdr SP guns. Command M10C 17 pdr (SP) M10C 17 pdr (SP) M10C 17 pdr (SP) M10C 17 pdr (SP) Anti-tank Platoon (SP). Humber IV Humber LRC III Humber IV Humber LRC III Command Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Command Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Command Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Universal Carrier Recce and Scout Patrols operate as separate platoons. each with their own command team. The Guards tanks and paratroopers also had an element of armoured cars to screen their advance.Anti-tank Platoon (SP). • Replace up to one extra hull-mounted MG per Scout Patrol with a . Royal Artillery Recce Platoon Platoon Recce Patrol with: 3 Humber IV and 2 Humber LRC III 190 points Add: 3 Scout Patrols 2 Scout Patrols 1 Scout Patrol Command Humber IV +270 points +180 points +90 points Options • Arm any or all Universal Carriers with an extra hullmounted MG for +5 points per carrier.50 cal MG for +5 points per carrier. • Replace up to one extra hull-mounted MG per Scout Patrol with a Boys anti-tank rifle or PIAT anti-tank projector at no cost. These included the trusty Humber armoured cars and light reconnaissance cars as well as venerable universal carriers.

Unlike Normandy and Market Garden. landing under fire in the operation’s toughest landing zone. The battles were tough and costly. These elite troops went into action again during Varsity. following the D-Day landings. corporal corporal corporal Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team Canadian Special Rules A Canadian Parachute Platoon (marked ) uses all of the British special rules. This concept was spectacularly demonstrated by the 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (2nd Oxs & Bucks) Regiment when they captured Pegasus Bridge in Normandy.Motivation and skill The dedication of the Guards tanks was matched by the brave Red Devils paratroopers. the air drops were done after the main assault was launched and efforts to resupply were sent in straight away to ensure success. RELUCTANT CONSCRIPT CONFIDENT TRAINED FEARLESS VETERAN Parachute Platoon Platoon HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 230 points 170 points 240 points 180 points Option • Replace Command Rifle/MG team with a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +20 points. British and Canadian parachute battalions were landed opposite the Rhine to secure the region ahead of the main Plunder crossings. They also use the Assault Troops and Woodsmen special rules found on page 10. but the paras succeeded in their mission and then led the British advance across Northern Germany. Operation Varsity was the division’s second combat jump. Support platoons from the 6th Airborne Division are rated Fearless Veteran. Guards Tank Squadron 6th Airborne Division Support . except for British Bulldog. Airlanding Platoon Platoon HQ Section and Scout Squad with: 2 Rifle Squads 1 Rifle Squad 220 points 160 points Option • Replace Command Rifle/MG team with a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +20 points. Gliderborne troops offered the division the ability to deliver a lot of troops in a concentrated area.

RELUCTANT CONSCRIPT RELUCTANT CONSCRIPT CONFIDENT TRAINED CONFIDENT TRAINED FEARLESS VETERAN FEARLESS VETERAN Parachute Rifle Platoons are rated Fearless Veteran. They have the same weapons as the PIR platoons and are larger in manpower. • Replace all Rifle teams and M1919 LMG teams with Rifle/MG teams for +10 points per Rifle Squad. • Replace up to one Rifle team in one Rifle Squad with a Bazooka team for +5 points. Rifle team Rifle team Rifle team M1919 LMG team Rifle team Rifle team M1919 LMG team Rifle team M1919 LMG team Glider Rifle Platoon Lieutenant Platoon Lieutenant HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 210 points 155 points Options • Replace Command Rifle team with a Command SMG team for +5 points.Motivation and skill The US 17th Airborne and the 6th Guards worked well together and made significant advances. bazookas and Gammon bombs. With their Garand semi-automatic rifles. as the paratroops. mortar. and lose as many men. they are ready to take on any foe. The Glider units are made up of regular infantry transferred into theses units. At Bastogne and in Operation Varsity they will do just that. The men of the 17th Airborne had to meet the same rigorous recruitment standards as the 82nd and 101st Airborne. Glider Rifle Platoons are rated Confident Veteran. they are anxious to prove that they are just as good as the paratroops. 507TH OR 513RD PARACHUTE INFANTRY BATTALIONS 194TH GLIDER INFANTRY BATTALION Parachute Rifle Platoon Platoon HQ Section and Mortar Squad with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads Command Rifle team 320 points 240 points Options • Replace Command Rifle team or Command Rifle/ MG team with a Command SMG team at no cost. After two years of preparation they are itching to prove themselves as good as their famous peers. Command Rifle team Bazooka team Sergeant Rifle team Sergeant Rifle team Rifle team Rifle team Rifle team Rifle team Rifle Squad Rifle Squad Sergeant Rifle team Rifle team Rifle team Rifle Squad Glider rifle platoon Guards Tank Squadron US 17th Airborne Division Support . Though not volunteers. The troops of the glider units take nearly as many risks getting to the ground. The Paratroopers are all volunteers with high morale and excellent training.

RELUCTANT CONSCRIPT CONFIDENT TRAINED FEARLESS VETERAN Rifle Platoon Platoon HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 180 points 140 points The infantry tanks of the Tank Brigades were ideally suited for supporting the rifle companies. There is no longer any Luftwaffe to worry about and the Auster is not delayed by the Rhine or its banks. Unless otherwise noted. They are heavily armoured to protect them from enemy fire as they go in and eliminate threats to the infantry. Corps Support platoons are rated Confident Veteran. Rifle Platoon Air Support Flight Lieutenant Priority Air Support Typhoon Flight Lieutenant 220 points Limited Air Support Typhoon 170 points The Typhoons of the Royal Air Force now reign supreme over Germany with the Luftwaffe vanquished. They are prepared and willing to put the last effort in to finally crush their enemy. Its crews are able to respond very quickly to fire requests from the ground troops below. Together this team conquered the battlefield.Motivation and skill The British Army has a vast amount of experience built up after several years of battle. They attack any exposed German infantry or armour unit with no warning. Air Observation Post AOP AOP Typhoon Flight Air Support Flight Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant 25 points The little Auster AOP air observation plane is in its element in the Rhine crossing battles. Auster AOP AOP Air Observation Post Guards Tank Squadron Corps Support .

Platoon HQ Troop with: Two Gun troops with a total of: 8 OQF 25 pdr 315 points One Gun troop with: 4 OQF 25 pdr 2 OQF 25 pdr 185 points 105 points Options • Add Jeep. Royal Artillery . Royal Artillery Guards Tank Squadron Field Battery. The Royal Artillery 25 pdrs can easily range across the Rhine and support attacking units on the eastern bank for several miles beyond the landing sites. more than at El Alamein or any of his Normandy battles. • Replace the HQ Troop jeep with a White scout car for +5 points. The Command team and Staff team of the HQ Troop must be attached to a Gun Troop from its battery at the start of the game before deployment (see page 248 of the rulebook). 15 cwt trucks and Quad tractors for +5 points per Gun Troop. • Replace any or all Observer Rifle teams and their OP Carriers with Observer Sherman OP tanks for +10 points per tank. Artillery support is readily available in overwhelming strength to any assaulting unit. Field Battery. OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun OQF 25 pdr gun Each Gun Troop operates as a separate platoon with its own Command team. They have a high rate of fire and plentiful ammunition. Montgomery assembled over 4000 guns to bombard German defenders at the start of Operation Plunder. Any German defences will quickly be smashed.

5" gun are called in. Medium Battery.5” gun Matador truck Matador truck BL 5.5” gun Each Gun Troop operates as a separate platoon with its own Command team.5” gun Matador truck Matador truck When the light 25 pdrs of the field batteries. the big guns of corps-level BL 5. A battery can take out anything. You may not field a Medium Battery.5” gun BL 5. Royal Artillery . Matador truck Matador truck The Command team and Staff team of the HQ Troop must be attached to a Gun Troop from its battery at the start of the game before deployment (see page 248 of the rulebook).5” gun Matador truck Matador truck BL 5. 15 cwt trucks and Matador trucks for +5 points per Gun Troop. Royal Artillery unless you are also fielding an artillery battery with at least as many OQF 25 pdr guns or Sexton self-propelled guns.5” gun BL 5.5” gun BL 5. BL 5.5” 2 BL 5.Platoon HQ Troop with: Two Gun Troops with a total of: 8 BL 5.5” 540 points 310 points 170 points Option • Add Jeep.5” gun BL 5. Their heavy shells will cave in reinforced positions up to ten miles away. Royal Artillery Guards Tank Squadron Medium Battery.5” One Gun Troop with: 4 BL 5. BL 5. even the fearsome German King Tiger. Royal Artillery are not sufficient.

an Airlanding Platoon. Canadian Platoons do not use the British Bulldog special rule. no matter how heavy. Debus! The Guards are the most prestigious regiments in the British Army. All Rifle. the platoon may move another 4”/10cm. Guards Tank Squadron Special Rules . Airborne Special Rules Gammon Bombs Thunder from Heaven Lieutenant Gammon devised one of the airborne force’s most useful weapons. If a platoon attempts to make this move. pull the fuse. A Platoon cannot make this move if it is Pinned Down or has moved At the Double. and throw. This clever but simple device consists of a cloth bag with a fuse attached. Canadian soldiers are typically a little more independent (and unruly) than British soldiers. They are well known as being ‘unflappable’. Under circumstances where other units might get themselves in a ‘flap’ and become unsettled. US Parachute and US Glider Rifle Platoons with a Command team may attempt a Thunder from Heaven move at the start of the Shooting Step instead of shooting. the No. Roll a Skill Test for each platoon: • If the test is successful. Canadian Platoons use the German Mission Tactics special rule. it may not shoot even if it fails to make the move. Infantry teams have a 3+ Save while Mounted on a Churchill tank team as Passengers instead of the normal 5+ Save (see page 101 of the rulebook). British riflemen and paratroopers and US airborne platoons made an excellent team with the hard-fighting Guardsmen. close the bag. Unflappable Platoon. Bogged Down gun teams cannot make this move. Your Guards Company Command team may re-roll Company Morale Checks. to the close cooperation with the infantry they were assigned. This assured co-operation and mutual respect between all Allied comrades. and a US Parachute Rifle Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. The 6th Armoured Brigade made exceptional time on its advances into Germany. Rifle/MG. Although Canada has been settled for centuries. It also use the Unflappable special rule below. Canadian Special Rules Assault troops Woodsmen The Canadians have maintained their enviable reputation as aggressive assault troops. the 6th Guards Armoured Brigade sent it’s officers to plan every aspect of the link-up and breakout operations with the US 17th and British 6th Airborne Divisions. All normal rules apply for this movement. all they require for a devastating anti-tank grenade is a way to detonate it. All On the Same Page Learning from the failures of Operation Market Garden. and SMG teams in a Parachute Platoon. British and American platoons in your force are not rated as Allies. With the Gammon bomb they insert sticks of explosive. retaining their discipline when things go wrong. • Otherwise the platoon cannot move this step.A Guards Tank Squadron uses all of the British special rules found on pages 246-248 of the rulebook. This was due. Instead any Canadian Platoon that is Pinned Down may re-roll failed Motivation tests to rally from being Pinned Down. Since every para carries sticks of plastic explosives that can be pooled for demolition work when needed (or used to start cooking fires!). in large part. 82 Gammon Grenade. it was not until the Nineteenth Century that its population underwent significant growth and it remains a largely rural country. unwilling to be stopped by enemy fire. Guards Tank Platoons may re-roll any failed Platoon Morale Checks.

Recce. Humber IV M6 37mm gun Wheeled 24”/60cm 1 2 0 7 0 4+ Co-ax MG. Standard Tank 32”/80cm 4 2 2 15 0 3+ . No HE.5” gun Immobile Firing bombardments 32”/80cm 88”/220cm 1 - 13 5 1+ 2+ Bunker buster. Recce. Smoke. Smoke. BL 5. Wide tracks. Slow traverse.50 cal AA MG. Tow hook. Co-ax MG. Standard Tank 6 4 1 Hull MG. Wide tracks. Smoke. Hull-mounted. Hull-mounted. Smoke. Hull MG . Hull MG.Tank Teams Armour Name Mobility Front Side Top Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Equipment and Notes Light Tanks Stuart V or VI M6 37mm gun Light Tank 24”/60cm 4 2 2 7 1 4+ Co-ax MG. Tow hook. 3 2 6 ROF 1 if other weapons fire. Smoke bombardment. Churchill V CS Slow Tank 8 7 2 OQF 95mm CS howitzer Firing bombardments Churchill VI 24”/60cm 48”/120cm Slow Tank 2 - 8 7 4 7 3+ 5+ 2 OQF 75mm gun 32”/80cm 2 10 3+ Churchill VII Slow Tank 13 8 2 OQF 75mm gun 32”/80cm 2 10 3+ Co-ax MG. Wide tracks. Half-tracked 8”/20cm 16”/40cm 16”/40cm 0 1 2 3 0 10 4 4 0 5+ 5+ 5+ Hull MG.50 cal MG Vehicle Machine-guns Vehicle MG 16”/40cm Gun Teams Weapon Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes OQF 25 pdr gun Heavy Firing bombardments 24”/60cm 80”/200cm 2 - 9 4 3+ 5+ Gun shield. Smoke bombardment. Recce. Wide tracks. Protected ammo. Slow traverse. Semi-indirect fire. Protected ammo. Tow hook. Hull MG. Churchill IV (late) Slow Tank 8 7 2 OQF 6 pdr gun (late) 24”/60cm 3 11 4+ Co-ax MG. Humber LRC III Boys anti-tank rifle Jeep 16”/40cm 0 2 0 4 0 5+ AA MG. Protected ammo. Hull mounted. Tow hook. Turntable. Semi-indirect fire. Hull MG. Infantry Tanks Co-ax MG. Artillery Aircraft Aircraft Typhoon Weapon To Hit Anti-tank Firepower Cannon 3+ 8 5+ Rockets 3+ 6 3+ Notes Guards Tank Squadron British Arsenal . Hull MG. Protected ammo. Observer Tanks Sherman OP Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns M10C 17 pdr SP OQF 17 pdr gun (late) Reconnaissance Universal Carrier With PIAT anti-tank projector Boys anti-tank rifle With . optional AA MG. Hull mounted.

Additional Training and Equipment Panzerfaust 4”/10cm 1 12 Pioneer teams and teams equipped with Gammon Bombs are rated as Tank Assault 3. Cannot shoot in the Shooting Step if moved in the Movement Step. Additional Training and Equipment Teams equipped with Gammon Bombs are rated as Tank Assault 3. Can fire over friendly teams. Staff team 16”/40cm 1 2 6 Moves as a Heavy Gun team. PIAT team 8”/20cm 1 10 5+ Tank Assault 4. Transport Teams Armour Vehicle Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes Jeeps. and Tractors Jeep 15 cwt truck Matador or Quad tractor Jeep - - Wheeled - - Wheeled - - - Armoured Personnel Carriers White scout car OP Carrier Jeep Half-tracked 1 0 0 0 0 0 Slow Tank 8 7 2 Recovery Vehicles Churchill ARV ` Recovery vehicle. Wide tracks. US Arsenal Gun Teams Weapon Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes Man-packed 16”/40cm 5 2 6 ROF 2 when pinned down. 5+ Tank Assault 6. Machine-guns M1919 LMG Mortars Infantry Teams Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes Rifle team 16”/40cm 1 2 6 Rifle/MG team 16”/40cm 2 2 6 SMG team 4”/10cm 3 1 6 Full ROF when moving.. Guards Tank Squadron Infantry Teams Team . M2 60mm mortar Man-packed Firing bombardments 24”/60cm 32”/80cm 2 - 1 1 3+ 6 Minimum rage 8”/20cm. Automatic rifles.Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes Rifle team 16”/40cm 1 2 6 Rifle/MG team 16”/40cm 2 2 6 Light Mortar team 16”/40cm 1 1 4+ Smoke. Trucks. Bazooka team 8”/20cm 1 10 5+ Tank Assault 4.