Piers wrote:It all depends if you wish to field French Infantry, Dragons de Portes or Chassuers Portes.
Piers wrote:Infantry Platoons were made up as follows;
1 x Infantry Platoon Command Squad (command)
4 men with rifles
3 x Infantry Squad (Shock Element)
6 men with rifles and VB Launcher
3 x LMG Teams (Fire Element)
6 men with rifles and an FM 24/29 LMG
Thus each section would comprise a 'Shock' and a 'Fire' element.
The VB Grenadiers were generally husbanded from the sections and placed into a group under the Platoon HQ to provide a general fire support function.
Piers wrote:Infantry tank support, in Infantry Divisions, usually came from FT-17s, FCMs and Renault D-1s but that is by no means standard. The AMR-35 also performed a recce role in infantry formations.
The French have alot of interesting formations, if you want more I have a good PDF study on French forces detailing all the different units and their TOEs down to section level.
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