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by Groupe_Franc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

OK, so they lost to the U.S. So did England. Here are some names from the Mens' side, the current holders of the World Cup: Deschamps, Lloris, Pavard, Digne, Griezman, Giroud
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

I'm going to get snippy for a minute. As a Francophile, I take issue at names like "camembert" or "gruyere". Here are some names from Jean Larteguy's novels: Major de Glatigny (of distinguished military heritage), Captains Esclavier, Boisfeuras, Lieutenants Merle, Pinieres, Orsini (Corsican) From th...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942

I am certainly not an expert on the IJA. But I found this article interesting: https://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/papua.aspx The article portrays the Japanese army as being unprepared for jungle combat. The author states "Command decisions, not the fighting effectiveness of individu...
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Serbian Army 1914
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Serbian Army 1914

Well, 10% of the entire Serbian population died during 1914-1918. The Serbian army First Ban stood off the Austrians. I would suggest that they are stubborn and aggressive. As for Support options... Per a machine gun. Perhaps some of the Support options in SP2 would be relevant. "Phyysik", an Orthod...
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942

When I was looking into at the 41st Infantry Division, I got curious about the opposition. So I found :thehttp://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Japanese-List-1941-2.pdf


Hope this helps/
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: WORLD WAR 2 ANTI-TANK RIFLES
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: WORLD WAR 2 ANTI-TANK RIFLES

Here's a minor point of curiosity. In the Blitzkrieg book, only the SS and the fallschirmjaegers can pick an anti-tank rifle as a support option. The Wehrmacht is out of luck. But what of IR Gross Deutschland? Did they rate ATR's? TIA
by Groupe_Franc
Thu May 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 37mm canister
Replies: 10
Views: 588

37mm canister

I was reminded of this little joy while looking into the Papua campaign over the weekend. According to the Army's Official History, "the 37-mm. antitank gun with canister was an excellent antipersonnel weapon". And it was used to good effect by the Marines on Guadalcanal. Was it used in other theatr...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Army in the Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: US Army in the Pacific

Looking into the activities of the 41st Infantry Division over Memorial Day weekend suggested several ideas/questions mainyl based on the New Guinea campaign. It looks like the main part of the rifle platoon in use on New Guinea was identical to the organization in the rule book. Differences would b...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat May 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More Rivers To Cross PSC
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: More Rivers To Cross PSC

I wonder (and it's just that) how long it takes for the follow-on force to assemble, get moving and cross table #1. Half an hour? An hour? Granted the retreating defender would need some time to re-organize. So it makes sense that both sides use what they have at the end of the 1st game. The other d...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri May 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More Rivers To Cross PSC
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

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...