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by Groupe_Franc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: War of the roses, SP v2
Replies: 26
Views: 4655

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: 4920

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: 4920

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: 30
Views: 2616

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: 472

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: 1642

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: 3363

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: 3797

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: 1125

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: 3775

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?