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Stuart Harrison

They cost 5 points more than a normal veteran, one point of that is tough fighter (most likely on the basis of the dog), get a rifle or SMG as modelled (another 3 points if you go the SMGs), and they get the doubled detection radius against hidden units. If you go adding more to them they become badly under costed. The fluff talks about them being trained as scouts and messengers, no suggestion of them being trained or employed as attack dogs. Were they trained as attack dogs in WW2, or did that training come in significantly later?

There is also no discussion of how attacks/casualties suffered by the unit would be allocated amongst dogs and handlers, something you’d have to consider if you wanted to house rule the dogs as having an attack, being treated as a model etc.