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by Groupe_Franc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German Mixed platoons and Senior Leaders
Replies: 30
Views: 1910

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: 382

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?
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: 1462

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: 2814

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: 3208

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: 871

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: 3345

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: 1408

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: 1408

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: 1971

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...