A single solder with belt fed machine gun. It is an Odemars Bosnian Infantrymen in 1/72nd scale plastic. These guys go well with the Caesar Mountain Troops. This is the way a machine gun would be used in the assault or as a dismounted AFV crew. This figure gets one template. Range out to 1000 meters with a 65% chance to hit at that distance.
The tripod mounted machine gun with three or more crew can also initiate plunging fire and shoot at targets they can't see directly. I use a marker that is placed in the intended impact zone on one turn and then the fire is resolved normally the next turn. It has to be within range and must not be in a blind spot. The beaten zone must be in an area where the rounds could have landed when fired from the guns position. The gun must remain stationary.