I give here details of how to use the Valiant Miniatures British Tommies box set to build a British Rifle Platoon from 1943-1944; the basic force you will need to play Brits in Focused Firepower.
Below is an image of the back of the box showing the figure poses that it contains.
A – Officer
B – Corporal/Sergeant with SMG
C – SMG armed Trooper – Usually a Batman or Medic (with additional pack)
D – Rifleman
E – Rifleman
F – Rifleman
G – 3” Mortar Crewman (Not used)
H – Signaller with Radio
I – Officer/Spotter
J – 2” Mortar Crewman
K – Rifleman/Gunner – 2 will need to carry rifles.
L – Gunner with Bren Gun or PIAT (PIAT not used)
M – Gunner with Vickers MG (Not used)
N – 3” Mortar Crewman (Not used)
O – 3” Mortar (Not used)
P – Conversion Parts
Command Section Requires:
A x 1 – Officer w/ SMG
B x 1 – Sergeant w/ SMG
H x 1 – Signaller w/ SMG
C x 1 – Medic (SMG armed trooper with additional pack)
J x 1 – 2” Mortar
D/E/F/K x 2 – 2 Riflemen
Rifle Sections Require (Platoon has 3 Rifle Sections):
B x 1 – Corporal
K/L x 1 – Gunner
D/E/F/K x 8 – 8 Riflemen
The set also comes with a number of conversion and optional parts. Most of the conversion parts are alternative heads, including officers’ hats and berets, but there is also an additional pack that I give to my Medic figures.
This one box can be used to represent pretty much all British and Commonwealth infantry en every theatre of World War II.
The set contains a lot of figures that are not required for the basic infantry platoon. Don’t worry about wasting them. With 3 boxes you’ll have enough platoons for a Company and their available machine gun platoons and mortar platoons.