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by Len Tracey
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saipan Book
Replies: 16
Views: 4020

Re: Saipan Book

G'day Jim, sounds like a good book to get. The story about the wounded being refused does indeed sound terrible. oozeboss, I've read both the books you mention and can strongly recommend them both. I found them both very useful in developing my understanding of the Japanese forces. In that regard, t...
by Len Tracey
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saipan Book
Replies: 16
Views: 4020

Re: Saipan Book

How good are those books at representing both sides?
Is it just an American perspective or do they analyse the Japanese side as well?
Interested to know more on this.
Cheers
by Len Tracey
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AFV machine gun
Replies: 25
Views: 2039

Re: AFV machine gun

G'day mate, If you want my take on tank MG, here are some home values and the rationale for them: Bow MG: These things were situated low to the ground (giving them a poor view), had a very restricted field of fire, were not stable and could only be aimed by fall of shot (limiting their effective ran...
by Len Tracey
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Aussies in Malaya 1942 - Uniform Query
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: Aussies in Malaya 1942 - Uniform Query

G'day Bangorstu, As has been said by TT, the Australian 8th Division personnel n Malaya wore desert Khaki coloured uniforms as they were supposed to be going to the western desert to form the third division of an Australian Corps. Their move to Malaya was late notice, so they went with what they had...
by Len Tracey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Korea
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Korea

Korea is a war that interests me greatly and would be a seamless fit with Chain of Command . I've been working on lists for this war for a couple of years now but have been distracted by the China-Burma-Pacific theatre. The US went into the war with a very different squad and platoon organisation to...
by Len Tracey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Malaya!
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Malaya!

G'day Capt, TT, As a result of this discussion, I've reviewed my original draft and compared it to the one published in the "Special". It seems a few things changed in the translation: Japanese Tanks: It would appear that the parenthesis notes got bumped up a level in the support lists and so makes ...
by Len Tracey
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Malaya!
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Malaya!

G'day Mate, I'll be interested to see your write up. Malaya was my first attempt at writing a campaign, so any observations are helpful. In response to your queries: 1. I assume you're talking about the Australian platoon here. My original idea was that the Australians are limited by resources and t...
by Len Tracey
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1422

Re: Questions

I agree with MLB, we have to be careful about confusing different rules and what they are trying to represent.
by Len Tracey
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank rifle queries
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Anti-tank rifle queries

G'day all, I've also had a look at the ATR used in WW2 and came up with the following: Lahti L-39: (Finland) 20mm semi-auto, 50kg, MV 800m/s Type 97: (Japan) 20mm semi-auto, 52kg, MV 790m/s Solothurn S18/100: (NEI, Italy) 20mm semi-auto, 50kg, MV 735m/s Boys 0.55” ATR: (British Commonwealth, Belgium...
by Len Tracey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Malaya!
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Malaya!

G'day mate, Here's the intent behind those rules: Japanese replacement platoon: Its a completely new platoon so nothing carries over. It starts from scratch. This means the loss of the lead platoon can hurt the Japanese a bit if that platoon had acquired morale bonuses from its previous battles (fro...