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by Eclaireur
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: What rank is my forward observor
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: What rank is my forward observor

I'm with Seret on this one. British Army practice was to have a mortar platoon commander (junior officer) running a command post by the mortars themselves and send out MFCs (mortar fire controllers) with the companies in contact. These would be corporals or sergeants. In the officer-starved WW2 wehr...
by Eclaireur
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CanCon 2020 - CoC Blitzkrieg
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: CanCon 2020 - CoC Blitzkrieg

Stunning table! You lucky people getting to play on it :) ...
EC
by Eclaireur
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Crete pint sized campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 1931

Re: Crete pint sized campaign

Indeed TT !
I think also there's some scope for some funky bespoke patrol phase rules for airdrops. Dispersal of Jumping Off Points could make for some interesting action,
EC
by Eclaireur
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Crete pint sized campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 1931

Re: Crete pint sized campaign

Just giving this a bump - any progress Rowan10 ?

I would very much like to do some Crete CoC battles...
EC
by Eclaireur
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rifle Grenades Vs Armour
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Rifle Grenades Vs Armour

During the fighting for Saint Lo the German's counter-attacked men of the 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division with some StuGs. A company of the 116th, barley at platoon strength, had its only bazooka team killed by one of the vehicles: "Sgt Harold Petersen, who had assumed command after all six o...
by Eclaireur
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 5464

Re: Recce Troop

Many thanks for that headgehobbit ... I would be interested to do a scenario of the 29th Infantry Division cavalry entering Saint Lo in July 1944. It seems from accounts of their action that a hybrid unit with M8 armoured cars and jeep mounted troops would be appropriate. I would be interested if yo...
by Eclaireur
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 5464

Re: Recce Troop

Thanks Groupe_Franc
I don't know much about their doctrine - whether, for example, they have have attached a 233 to one of the light armoured car platoons, or whether they kept them together,
EC
by Eclaireur
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 5464

Re: Recce Troop

I see that Lardy Nick has produced an excellent article in the new Lard Mag about British Recce and how to represent it in CoC. Exactly what I was looking for, in fact!
EC
by Eclaireur
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lard Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Lard Magazine

As you were Doctor! :)
by Eclaireur
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lard Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Lard Magazine

Just ordered a copy. Any publication that can describe Dr Brown, in the spirit of Christmas charity, as a 'housewife's favourite' deserves to be supported: bantz + some excellent looking scenarios!
EC