1/72nd scale soft plastic WWII Russian Infantry from Revell. The three leaf machine gun template is being placed over them to determine how many may have been hit by machine gun fire.
The side by side three leaf template in play. Just because soldiers are in the beaten zone does not mean they will be hit. So we simulate that by rolling the dice for each soldier in the beaten zone.
These figures are grouped close together so there are many of them in danger of being hit. This machine gun rule forces players to spread out their infantry or risk a catastrophic hit from a machine gun.