Collecting Forces for use with Vietnam Crossfire - US Company HQ Group


Collecting Forces for Crossfire - US Company HQ
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As the Company grows in size, so it becomes necessary to add a Company HQ. The Company HQ consists of the Company HQ command stand, company medic stand and the attached artillery forward observer team stand.

All figures and bases were painted and based as detailed in previous sections.

Close-up view of US Company HQ
US Company HQ (l to r): Company Medic, Company Commander, Artillery FO team

Company HQ stands and FO teams make very lucrative targets for the enemy so they need to be well looked after. Neither of the two stands can use direct fire, and if engaged in close combat, the HQ stand fights as a fireteam whilst the FO stand is automatically destroyed.  

Rear view of US Company HQ
US Company HQ (l to r): Company Medic, Company Commander, Artillery FO team

The benefits of a Company HQ stand are that it can give assistance to any subordinate unit and can thus help with close combat and rallying. It can also command attached HMG's which can be used in firegroups.

Close-up of Company Commander stand
Company Commander, Executive Officer and RTO's

The medic is able to retrieve casualties and gather them for dustoff. Also, it is possible to use several medics to form a Company Aid Post which reduces by 2 the number of rounds it takes for a dustoff to arrive. Medics and Company Aid Posts are very vulnerable however, being automatically eliminated if engaged in close combat, so it is advisable to attach a security element to the CAP and to make sure that the medic is usually accompanied by at least a single fire-team when in the field evacuating casualties.

Company Medic Artillery FO and RTO
Company Medic Artillery FO and RTO

 

Company Command and FO Team
Company Command and FO Team

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All figures are from my own personal collection, painted and photographed by Mike R 2000


 

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