First update in relation to the next stage of my 20mm Falklands project, a British Airborne Platoon.
I'm intending to use this platoon for engagements of both battalions and as their organisation was slightly different I'll be needing to do additional figures
Operation Corporate involved 2PARA and 3PARA as well as some associated Airborne support elements and there has been some confusion over small unit organisation primarily around the allocation of GPMG at the section level.
Prior to Op. Corporate 2PARA were scheduled to deploy on a Belize tour and as such were allocated an additional GPMG per section as well as M79 grenade launchers at platoon level. Luckily the Bn managed to deploy to the Falklands with this extra allocation. This was not the case in 3PARA who deployed with the standard allocation of 1 GPMG team per section.
This is true of the platoons in the Rifle Companies, Patrols Company was different and another update will be required to relation to their specific orbats.
My basic Platoon will consist of a Platoon HQ of 4 men and 3 sections of 8 men.
I'll be using Liberation Miniatures and first off will be the Platoon HQ so there'll be a Pl Comdr, Pl Sgt, Private with radio and depending on unit a Private with an additional weapon of either a 2" mortar or an M79.