This is my 2nd Lieutenant and his runner. Also in this picture a medic carrying a stretcher.
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|USMC 2nd Lt and Medic|
I usually run the leader of my army as a 2nd LT in games up to 1000 points. The 2nd Lt is a mandatory unit in a single reinforced platoon and gives a +1 bonus to all units within 6” on their morale tests. In larger games when you have more points to spare it can be useful to make him a 1st Lt. so that he gives a +2 bonus instead.
The Medic is a cheap unit that can heal wounded soldiers within 6”. To do this you have to roll a result of a 6 on a D6 so there’s only a 1 in 6 chance of your medic actually saving a soldier. Not great odds but since the medic is so cheap to take I do this because you get a cheap Order Dice that can help swing the odds in your favor. After all you want as many Order Dice in the bag as you can get.
Because the Lieutenant and the Medic both only work if they are within 6” of a unit they usually run side by side behind my forward moving Rifle Squads boosting their morale and trying to save lives.
USMC 2nd Lieutenant Role
USMC Corpsmen (Medic) Role