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Bagration181206 Dec 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

All –

What figures are y'all using for TY American Army and marine infantry? Looking for alternates to BF.


Bagration181206 Dec 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

All –

What figures are y'all using for TY American Army and marine infantry? Looking for alternates to BF.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Dec 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Khurasan and Old Glory Command Decision. Plus some BF I picked up on clearance

Dennis030206 Dec 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

+1 for Khurasan. Great figures. One note while it doesn't make any noticeable difference at 15mm the web gear for the USMC and the Army were different. A minor point. Someone on Facebook stated that the USMC contribution to WWIII would have been one division.Actually, it would have been four divisions and four air wings, not an insignificant force. Hopefully Armies Army will release some Americans soon Keith does great stuff.

Dennis030206 Dec 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

Just a sidebar,both Khurasan and Armies Army make excellent Russians and AA makes VDV vehicles you can't find anywhere else. The East German T 55 from AA is great and significantly cheaper than the TY version.

Lion in the Stars06 Dec 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

@Dennis0302: I think they're talking about WW3 in Europe when they say that, under the assumption that the West Coast Marines (1st and 3rd MarDivs?) would be stuck working in the Pacific. After all, 4th MarDiv (and 4th Air Wing) is the reserve division, so they'd probably be split accordingly.

So it'd be one Division and about another Regiment (1/3rd of the 4th MarDiv), plus one Air Wing and part of a second.

Currently, Marine Air Wings aren't evenly divided.
1st Air Wing (in Japan) only has one F/A-18 squadron and one Cobra squadron.
3rd Air Wing (in Miramar) has 4 F/A-18 squadrons, 2 Harrier and 2 F-35 squadrons, and 4 Cobra squadrons.
2nd Wing (in Cherry Point) has 6 F/A-18 squadrons, 4 Harrier squadrons, 4 Prowler squadrons, and 3 Cobra squadrons.
4th Wing (the reserves) is one F/A-18 squadron and one Cobra squadron.

So, for the USMC Air contribution to the European theater, it'd probably be 4-5 F/A-18 squadrons, 2-3 A-6 squadrons, 4 Harrier squadrons, 2-3 Prowler squadrons, and 4 Cobra squadrons. Though I wouldn't expect the Hornets or most of the Prowlers to be available inland, they'd be on carriers. So really it'd be 4 Harrier squadrons and 4 Cobra squadrons for CAS, with probably one Prowler squadron and maybe one Hornet squadron operating inland. The Intruders would be flying deeper penetration missions, not performing CAS.

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