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									                      155 mm Artillery Support
The following two 155mm armed Field Artillery Batteries can be selected as Support Platoon options for any Late War US
company that can take more than one Field Artillery Battery or Armored Field Artillery Battery.
From Festung Europa these companies are the: Tank Company, Armored Rifle Company, Rifle Company and Cavalry Recon
Troop. See platoon rules below for further information how to field each battery.

 MotivAtion And skill
 The M1 155mm Field Artillery Battery and the Field Artillery Battery (155 Gun SP) are rated as Confident Trained.



M1 155MM Field Artillery bAttery
  PlAtoon
  HQ Section with:
        2 Gun Sections                          215 points
                                                                                                       Observer
        1 Gun Section                           115 points                                           Carbine team

  oPtions
  • Add ¾-ton and M5 high-speed tractors at no cost.
  You may not field a Field Artillery Battery equipped
  with M1 155mm howitzers unless you are also fielding
  a Field Artillery Battery with at least as many M2A1
  105mm howitzers.                                                 M1 155mm howitzer            M1 155mm howitzer


  A Field Artillery Battalions is rated as Confident Trained.
  Field Artillery Batteries equipped with M1 155mm howit-         M5 high-speed tractor        M5 high-speed tractor
  zers may not be deployed in Ambush.

                                                                   M1 155mm howitzer            M1 155mm howitzer
Every Infantry division’s Field Artillery has four battalions,
three of these are armed with M2A1 105mm howitzers and
one battalion is armed with M1 155mm howitzers.
                                                                  M5 high-speed tractor        M5 high-speed tractor


                                                                           Field Artillery Battery




                                                                                                                         
    Field Artillery bAttery (155 Gun sP)
     PlAtoon
     HQ Section with:
             2 Gun Sections                                285 points                                                                      Observer
             1 Gun Section                                 155 points                                                                    Carbine team

     oPtion
     • Add ¾-ton trucks at no cost.
     You may not field a Field Artillery Battery (155 Gun SP)
     unless you are also fielding an Armored Field Artillery Battery
     or a Field Artillery Battery with at least as many guns.

                                                                                                  M12 155mm GMC                      M12 155mm GMC
     The Field Artillery Batteries (155 Gun SP) operating with
     9th and 83rd Infantry, and 6th Armored Divisions were from
     the 174th and 987th Field Artillery Battery (155 Gun SP)
     VII Corps. As such they are rated as Confident Trained.                                      M12 155mm GMC                      M12 155mm GMC

     To field the Field Artillery Battery (155 Gun SP) with the
     Confident Veteran 9th Infantry Division 2 Gun Sections                                     Field Artillery Battery (155 Gun SP)
     cost 220 points and 1 Gun Section costs 120 points.
     However, the platoon remains Confident Trained.
     Field Artillery Batteries (155 Gun SP) may not be deployed
     in Ambush.                                                                        As well as the 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions three other
                                                                                       divisions were also supported by M12 155mm GMC armed
    The M12 155mm Gun Motor Carriages were rare beasts,                                Field Artillery. The 6th Armored Division was backed by
    as only 100 of the vehicles were ever built. The fact that                         the 174th Field Artillery Battalion, as was the 83rd Infantry
    they were made available for Operation Cobra shows their                           Division. The 9th Infantry Division was supported by the
    importance to Allied Headquarters.                                                 987th Field Artillery Battalion’s M12 155mm GMC’s.


                                                                     ArsenAl
     	 	                                	          Armour
     Name	                           Mobility	      Front	           Side	               Top	         Equipment	and	Notes
       Weapon                        Range          ROF            Anti-tank          Firepower

     selF-ProPelled Artillery
     M12 155mm GMC                 Fully-tracked       0                 0                 0          Awkward layout.
      M1918M1 155mm gun             24”/60cm           1                 13               1+          Hull mounted, Bunker buster.
      Firing bombardments          104”/260cm          -                 5                2+

     Gun teAMs
     Weapon	                                Mobility	              Range	 ROF	 Anti-tank	 Firepower	 Notes
     M1 155mm howitzer                      Immobile              24”/60cm 1      10          1+     Bunker buster, Gun shield, Smoke.
      Firing bombardments                                        88”/220cm -       5          2+     Smoke bombardment.

     inFAntry teAMs
     Team	                            Range	       ROF	          Anti-tank	 Firepower	 Notes
     Carbine team                    8”/20cm           1             1                6          Automatic rifles.
     Staff team                                                 cannot shoot                     Moves as a Heavy Gun team.


     trAnsPort teAMs	 	                        	            	
                                                                              Armour

     Vehicle	                            Mobility	              Front	        Side	            Top	   Equipment	and	Notes
     Jeep                                   Jeep                  -             -               -     Optional Passenger-fired AA MG or .50 cal AA MG.
     Dodge /4-ton or GMC 2 /2-ton truck Wheeled
            3              1
                                                                  -             -               -
     M5 high-speed tractor             Fully-tracked              -             -               -     .50 cal AA MG.





								
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