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by Groupe_Franc
Fri May 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More Rivers To Cross PSC
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: More Rivers To Cross PSC

It's in the Lard Magaziine 2018 available at the Lardies store. I had ignored it because for some reason I'd thought it to be about the BEF (I'm a Francophile). Here's where it gets good. My grandson has just started making noises about doing a little gaming this summer. How about matching fallschir...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri May 24, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

The TO&E for the infantry battalion at this location http://enpointe.perso.infonie.fr/di.html
shows 1 grenade launcher per section and one further one at platoon HQ. That's 4 VB's per platoon. So I'm going to assume an oversight.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

For the French, the Replacements and Reinforcements section specifies the men's opinion as +1. In the campaign briefing it is given as 0. Which is correct? As a Francophile I'd prefer +1 especially as the 1st DIM was one of the better divisions. But I'm open to opinions.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 5
Views: 285

The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

In the 1940 Blitzkrieg supplement, the VB-Grenadier Junior Leader is listed as having his own grenade launcher. But the VB Junior Leader has no weapon listed. Can I assume that this is an oversight? TIA
by Groupe_Franc
Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Berliet VUDB personnel carrier?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Berliet VUDB personnel carrier?

With their black leather jackets and motorcycle boots. Or am I too old. (I'm a Francophile so am not interested in Belgian issues).
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 6363

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

Whoops. Should have written "complicated" not "complete".
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 6363

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

I'm going to take a minority position here. I suggest that the Guards have the same attributes as the Line. AFAIK Guards officers were socially prominent and wealthy but I don't know if their battalions performed better than line battalions. As far as the Armstrong artillery goes, my guess is that t...
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 2 Modest Proposals-Or Howlers
Replies: 3
Views: 464

2 Modest Proposals-Or Howlers

1) I urge an additional entry in the Master Arsenal Table. Heavy mortars: 4.2" (British and U.S.,105mm(German) or 120mm (German or Soviet). It would have a firepower of 5 take the +2 against vehicles and otherwise be like the 81mm group. I am totally not an expert on ballistics so there may be argum...
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French 37mm mle M1916 Infantry Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: French 37mm mle M1916 Infantry Gun

Scarab Miniatures and Old Glory produce this one. For better or worse,they come with crew.
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 42
Views: 1997

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Let's try this. I don't know if it conforms to German procedure but it makes sense to me. If I was commanding a company with three badly under-strength platoons, I would immediately consolidate into two full-strength platoons. There may be 'cooks and clerks' who could be posted to the front-line pla...