Forward observers are liaison officers responsible for coordinating the attack of aircraft strikes or heavy artillery batteries firing from far behind the battle lines. They are likely to be accompanied by a radio operator and other immediate attendants. We rate these officers as Regular or Veteran – those of lesser ability being unlikely to find themselves in such an important position.
In Bolt Action
Cost: Artillery Forward Observer 100pts (Regular), 115pts (Veteran) Air Force Forward Observer 75pts (Regular), 90pts (Veteran)
Team: 1 Forward Observer and up to 2 further men
Weapons: Pistol, submachine gun or M1 semi automatic carbine (rifle), as depicted on the models
The observer may be accompanied by up to 2 men at a cost of +10pts per man (Regular) or +13pts per man (Veteran)