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So to form a platton, is the same as merging squads together?
Instead of squad officers they will get a platoon command squad?
A platoon is a force org selection. You pick squads from the options on the menu making sure to have at least 2 inf squads and a platoon command squad. When you deploy it, the separate squads act as independent units. They don't merge for any gaming purposes, only for the purpose of taking up a single force org slot.
Inside of a platoon you can merge up squads. Any inf squads from the same platoon can be merged to form a large combined squad which acts as a single unit.
Thnx for the info!
Ok and what do they do?I mean...how are they usefull like this?In purposes of issuing orders?
Infantry Platoons are how Imperial Guard put large numbers of boots on the ground with the allowed slots force org chart. A full Infantry Platoon can run northwards of 55 figs, so 6 of these would put you over 300 models. The down side is that large formations like that are unwieldly, and relatively fragile. They are however useful as tarpits to protect valuable artillery batteries or objectives. You want to supplement large infantry blocks with mobile troops for seizing forward objectives, and heavy artillery or heavy armor to pound the enemy. Large combined squads with proper commissar's disciplinary support make a good immovable objects.
Ok so the platoons are used to protect artillery batteries, and to capture objectives, whereas combined squads or even small squads are used to hold the line?
Excuse me for asking that much is that i am used to play with orks and i found it a bid complecated...Orks are just....running towards the enemy and i play with guffs!