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by Dragoon
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Kiss Me Hardy
Topic: KMH2
Replies: 31
Views: 9785

Re: KMH2

I’ve just started reading “ The Colonial Post Captain “ Free on kindle to Prime users it’s book 1 of the Carlisle & Holbrook series it starts in 1756 just prior to the SYW in the Med and leading up to the execution of Admiral Byng. It looks like spies, small actions, and Hornblower style action and ...
by Dragoon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: SP2 and the Crimean War
Replies: 16
Views: 3981

Re: SP2 and the Crimean War

Russian army was armed as Napoleonic with all fire arms and artillery I’ve heard tha a russian column when ordered to they all fired upwards where there muskets were pointing. A result of no training. Little or no drill and no cadence marching in step. The allies were all trained in linear tactics a...
by Dragoon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Updated rules?
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Updated rules?

Fortunately, we get an errata and added rules unlike GW 🙂
A lot of fine tuning is done with the scenario books and in the Xmas And Summer Specials.
by Dragoon
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: 3 Para in Afghanistan
Replies: 1
Views: 894

3 Para in Afghanistan

I’ve just started to read ‘No Way Out’ by Major Adam Jowett. Helmand July 2006 Major Jowett was put in charge of Easy Company, an under-strength unit of Paras and Royal Irish Rangers. There mission: to hold the district centre of Musa Qala at any cost. They found themselves in a ramshackle compound,...
by Dragoon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Mortars underpowered?
Replies: 46
Views: 4400

Re: Mortars underpowered?

From what I’ve read, and that’s very little, but the Brit. 2pdr. AT round was effective against light and medium armour but the HE. Round was pretty useless. The same applied to the 2” mortar, as a smoke round it did the job but the HE round just wasn’t effective. The 3” mortar was a battalion level...
by Dragoon
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?

I’ve not read that book, but a lot of years ago I bought “The Coward of Minden”,(I never read it) but it covers the incident at Minden supposedly by George Sackville. He was exonerated by a court marshal but it is said to have ruined him.

Spiteful lot generals and politicians.
by Dragoon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: FAQ AND NEW EDITION
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: FAQ AND NEW EDITION

A 6 pounder Napoleonic gun would have Less than half the powder and half the weight of canister as many were brass barrelled pieces whereas a 12 pounder gun/howitzer like the Napoleon had a cast iron/steel barrel, the cast quality was far better the powder was better and I think that by this time so...
by Dragoon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Minefield shape
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Minefield shape

If I was laying a an a/t or vehicle minefield I would want it to funnel armour towards my guns. Anti personnel are different. Hidden mines in a ditch or behind a hedge/wall, inside a wood or dummy minefields. The Idea is to get infantry to worry about mines. takes more time but Using a length of cop...
by Dragoon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?

Randolph Churchill said of his after he failed the entry to Sandhurst. That he should join the cavalry as the entry examination wasn’t as strict. Having said that the British Army and Royal Navy have always taken an aggressive stance against an enemy. I seem to remember an Admiral being executed for...
by Dragoon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Pistols for british Dragoon Guards in the Peninsular War?

Perhaps it was how the officers were trained. Brit. Infantry officers were trained in drill and tactics and what was expected of them.
The same must have been the case for cavalry officers, though it may have been the culture in the mess at the time.