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by Groupe_Franc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French 37mm mle M1916 Infantry Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 134

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: 1369

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...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 42
Views: 1369

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Now for the serious question... I have FJ's (painted and unpainted) but am clueless about British figures for late 1943. So I'd welcome suggestions. Perry? Crusader late war? Advice gratefully received.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 42
Views: 1369

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

A couple more minor thoughts. Add sPZB41 2.8cm AT rifle to the FJ List 3. I don't know if there were any in the campaign, it's been a favorite of mine for almost 60 years. Add to the FJ Support options a 20mm Flak to List 4.
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 42
Views: 1369

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Interesting campaign. And I was just ruminating on my next project-decision made. I'm not an expert on this but I wonder if the 4.2" mortar should be added with a firepower of 5. Ditto for the German and Soviet 120mm mortars. All these were used enough to be noticed. IMHO The panzerfaust30 (with lim...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British intervention force
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: British intervention force

Here's a solution to London's dilemma. On one hand the mills needed the cotton. On the other hand, aligning with a 'country" in which slavery was legal was anathema. So focus on the illegality of the blockade. Demand that the blockade be lifted and send the Royal Navy to enforce the demand. There wo...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Viking cards
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Viking cards

Check out the Facebook page devoted to Dux Brit. It contains a set of files for "Dux Normanorum"focusing on Viking raids into Gaul in the 9th century. It includes army composition and cards for the Carolingians, the Vikings and the Bretons.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/duxbritanniarum/
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre

Len Tracy noted that "most US units at the start of the Solomon Islands campaign were still armed with bolt-action rifles." What of the National Guard units that were deployed to New Guinea (32nd Division) or Guadalcanal (infantry regiments that landed beginning in October 1942? Were any equipped wi...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Colour Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: French Colour Guide

Many years when I played FoW, I undertook to paint the French of 1940. I posed the question to the FoW forum about which Tamiya paints to use. I received the following response: "Normal Infantry use XF49 Khaki for the Trousers, Jacket, Overcoat and Puttees. Boots, Ammo pouches and associated straps ...
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Goumiers in French Service 1942-44
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Goumiers in French Service 1942-44

The thread on Free French armored infantry reminded me of a matter concerning which I've occasionally meditated, namely the addition of a section of goumiers to a French force in Tunisia or Italy. Would it look basically like an infantry section? Any special rules? Have any of the local experts look...