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by Groupe_Franc
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army Lists for Marlborough /Queen Annie's War
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Army Lists for Marlborough /Queen Annie's War

The War of the Spanish Succession is tricky because it shows a major change in infantry and cavalry tactics. For example, some infantry used platoon fire, some used rank fire. The difference has to do with the number off muskets firing. Cavalry: some attacked at the gallop with sword, some at the tr...
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Indian Army in N Africa/Malaya, 1940/1941
Replies: 30
Views: 1616

Re: Indian Army in N Africa/Malaya, 1940/1941

In 1941-1942 at least, the anti-tank, light AA and artillery regiments serving with the 4th Indian Division were British under the umbrella Royal Artillery. I don't know about the Indian divisions in Malaya or later in Burma-I'm working on the 4th in North Africa and Tunisia.
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

I recall from years ago that the highland regiments put their kilts in storage prior to going on active service. Highland troops would have been organized like English troops. Kilted pipers were arranged by wealthy officers or the men of officers mess. For example, Bill Millen was Lord Lovat's perso...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Levy Monks
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Levy Monks

I am interested in the 9th century interactions between the Carolingians and Viking raiders (hey a raider is a raider). On the theory that's where the money is, the Vikings raided the monasteries. My question is: did the monks in the monasteries of Neustria turn out as levy? And did the monasteries ...
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?
Replies: 20
Views: 2607

Re: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?

Along the same lines, is the CoC variant covering the First Indo-China War on the horizon? Perhaps Easter 2020?
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

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: 1037

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: 1475

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: 503

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: 1475

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/