Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Monday, 5 August 2013

5th Indian Division North Africa Flames of War

Along with the Deutsches Afrikakorps troops my force comprised of elements from 5th Indian Infantry Division are going to a new home in North Carolina.

In order to help Jon identify the troops when he received them, here two photographs of each of the units.

Company HQ with two Blacker Bombards

Company HQ with two Blacker Bombards
There are four Rifle Platoons, each comprised of a HQ team, one 2" light mortar team, one Boys anti-tank rifle team and six Rifle/MG teams

First Rifle Platoon
First Rifle Platoon

Second Rifle Platoon

Second Rifle Platoon

Third Rifle Platoon

Third Rifle Platoon

Fourth Rifle Platoon

Fourth Rifle Platoon
There is a sniper team
Sniper team

Sniper team

First patrol of India Pattern Carriers

First patrol of India Pattern Carriers

Second patrol of India Pattern Carriers

Second patrol of India Pattern Carriers

Third patrol of Universal Carriers

Third patrol of Universal Carriers

Command team and four 2-pdr anti-tank guns

Command team and four 2-pdr anti-tank guns

Command jeep and four 2-pdr portee anti-tank guns

Command jeep and four 2-pdr portee anti-tank guns

Command team, four Vickers machine guns, jeep and four trucks

Command team, four 3" mortars, jeep and four trucks
Command team, four Vickers machine guns, jeep and four trucks

Command team, four 3" mortars, jeep and four trucks
There is a 25-pdr battery of command team, staff team, two trucks, four 25-pdr guns each with a limber and Quad tractor, plus an observer with a Universal Carrier

25-pdr battery

25-pdr battery

Tank troop of 3 Matilda II

Tank troop of 3 Matilda II

Objective marker, spare jeep and command team

Objective marker, spare jeep and command team
Here is an image of the entire force



Some close-ups

2-pdr anti-tank gun


Mailda II

Matilda II

25-pdr gun

25-pdr gun

Rifle/MG team

Rifle/MG team

Universal Carrier

Universal Carrier

Artillery Staff team

Artillery Staff team

2-pdr portee

2-pdr portee





I also added a few more bits and bobs to allow the force to be fielded as a slightly later war force, these are not strictly accurate as 5th Indian Division had be redeployed to India to face the Japanese threat this time but there are:

Troop of 3 Sherman III tanks

Troop of 3 Sherman III tanks


A PIAT team for each infantry platoon to replace the Boys anti-tank rifle

A PIAT team for each infantry platoon to replace the Boys anti-tank rifle

A platoon of four 6-pdr anti-tank guns with a command team

A platoon of four 6-pdr anti-tank guns with a command team