Hi All Coxer here from Breakthrough Assault, this time I’m talking tactics, and how you can set up your infantry to defend an objective.
Infantry in front of the objective
|As a reference point for the models deployed here is the objective to defend – on a side note I always recommend placing a flat objective underneath a modeled one for those moments you need a man right in the middle of it!|
When you place your infantry to hold an objective there are a couple of things I like to consider. The first is that I like to have them at least 4 inches forward of the objective from where the likely assault will come – if the platoon is big enough spread out in multiple directions for any flank attacks. The reason for this is that at 4 inches you still contest the objective, but more importantly, if you break during combat and fall back you’re still contesting the objective.
|So the infantry are now spaced around the objective, 5 teams are within range to contest the objective and if assaulted from front/sides when they fallback should still be contesting.|
|Here are the 2 PIAT bases (only 2 figs per base) I’ve used a measuring stick to show the slightly less than 4 inches from the front of the infantry base to the front of the PIAT base|
|And now you have the 6Pdrs, at least 2 are within 8 of the front rank of infantry for defensive fire, but far enough back they shouldn’t get damaged in combat.|