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by Groupe_Franc
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: A Piece of Medieval Wisdom
Replies: 1
Views: 194

A Piece of Medieval Wisdom

From The Book of the Civilized Man (Urbanus Magnus), a twelfth-century advice manual credited to Daniel of Beccles:

"Spears that you see coming will often miss their targets."
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Italian campaign army lists
Replies: 28
Views: 2245

Re: Italian campaign army lists

This prompts me to ask a question that has puzzled me for a couple of years. I'm also interested in the Italian campaign, especially Anzio. So my question is: in 28mm what figures to use for Hermann Goering panzer grenadiers or aufklarungs troops? Wehrmacht uniforms? Smocks? North Africa leftovers? ...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Movie Recommendations for What a Tanker!
Replies: 26
Views: 7436

Re: Movie Recommendations for What a Tanker!

Many of the actors in this one were veterans of the battle itself.
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: 9th Century Bishops
Replies: 0
Views: 1068

9th Century Bishops

I have an Essex figure of a "mounted bishop" with the cloak and broad brrimmed hat. Probably meant for the 12th century but does anyone know if it is appropriate for the 9th century? TIA
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Hyperthetical Fourth Afghan War, 1924 ish
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Hyperthetical Fourth Afghan War, 1924 ish

The Summer 2010 Special has a couple of articles on similar matters. They're meant for M&B but might provide ideas and might even be capable of conversion to CoC. Good luck.
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: War of the roses, SP v2
Replies: 28
Views: 7249

Re: War of the roses, SP v2

What a piece of work! I'm impressed by your expertise! Being a typical gamer, it's now time to get greedy. Have you considered how to include war wagons in your system? Thanks to the Hussites, they enjoyed a certain popularity in Central Europe in the 2nd half of the 15th century. Just wondering....
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 7037

Re: Recce Troop

Hedgehobbit:
I'd very much like to see your list for the U.S. armored cavalry. I've been meditating on these units. Maybe shoot me a PM? I'm close to out of my depth.<grin>.
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 7037

Re: Recce Troop

The various combatants changed the composition of recce units during the war for several reasons. Here is the TO&E of the four German recce units as of 9/29/42. This is from Nafziger and appeals to my affection for German armored cars, especially the Sdkfz 233 armored cars. 1 Armored Car Company 18 ...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German Mixed platoons and Senior Leaders
Replies: 28
Views: 4064

Re: German Mixed platoons and Senior Leaders

Ideally (i.e. if you own the model), should one of the 221's be replaced by a 223? Just a thought.
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Big Chain of Command
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Big Chain of Command

I looked at the .pdf of Big Chain Command and found the file was only 13 pages. Is that the true size or did my copy somehow get rtuncatde?