November 06, 2011

New Work up on Battlefront Website


Compagnie de Tirailleurs HQ (FR741)

Although fighting on opposite sides in the war, both the Vichy and Gaullist French forces in 
Syria still follow the normal French organisations for an infantry company. Each captain 
commands up to 200 men, whether they are locally raised troops, colonial troops from Africa,
or Legionnaires.

Compagnie de Tirailleurs HQ (FR741)

Tirailleurs Platoon (FR742)
The state of the French troops in the Vichy Levant was not too dissimilar to mainland France
.While the majority of troops were made up of locally raised Levantine conscripts, the Army
 of the Levant was stiffened with several well trained regiments of Moroccan, Senegalese, and
 Algerian troops.

Tirailleurs Platoon (FR742)



Tirailleurs Mortar Platoon (FR745)


The 81mm mle 27/31 mortar is the basis of every 80-82mm mortar in use in every other army
in World War II. These are especially useful in the mountainous regions of Lebanon and Syria
where mobility is top priority.

Tirailleurs Mortar Platoon (FR745)...

Tirailleurs Mortar Platoon (FR745)


Tirailleurs Machine-gun Platoon (FR744)
The Tirailleurs Machine-gun Platoon is armed with the ever sturdy and reliable 8mm Hotchkiss

mle 1914, the standard heavy machine-gun of the French Army since World War One. Capabile
of fire up to 500 rounds per minute, the weapon could be feed by either a 24 round strip or via a
250 round articulated metal belt.

Tirailleurs Machine-gun Platoon (FR744)...

Tirailleurs Machine-gun Platoon (FR744) 
25mm SA-34 Hotchkiss gun (FR501)
The 25mm anti-tank gun may not be modern enough to cope with the latest German Panzers,
but for the Vichy forces in Syria, it is more than enough to cope with Allied light armoured vehicles.

25mm SA-34 Hotchkiss gun (FR501)...

25mm SA-34 Hotchkiss gun (FR501) 
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