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by Len Tracey
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Malaya!
Replies: 7
Views: 316

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: 316

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: 10
Views: 313

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: 204

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: 316

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...
by Len Tracey
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility, Fire, and Close Combat in Forests (Addressed)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Visibility, Fire, and Close Combat in Forests (Addressed)

G'day TT, Reference: "Had not heard of that one Len - just out of curiosity how did they get the grappling hooks up there? Did they throw them or send some PBI tree climbing?" From what I can gather, they adapted a rifle grenade discharger to do the job. I have read no first-person reports on how we...
by Len Tracey
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility, Fire, and Close Combat in Forests (Addressed)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Visibility, Fire, and Close Combat in Forests (Addressed)

With regard to mortars firing in forests; I'd generally disallow it, as overhead branches could detonate the round (with unpleasant consequences for the crew). All the mortar doctrine I'm aware of makes a big point of ensuring there is no overhead clutter to obstruct the weapon. Firing out from the ...
by Len Tracey
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are national army weapon stats at player's opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1298

Re: Are national army weapon stats at player's opinion?

Greetings all, Just a couple of observations regarding LMG: Magazine fed LMG use spring-loaded magazines, usually holding 30 non-linked rounds. These magazines may be vertical or flat (drum) style fits. As noted before, some larger magazine versions were made but these were generally not practical f...
by Len Tracey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: rules for boats?
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: rules for boats?

I agree with TT, treat them the same as AFV for simplicity's sake. O was actually looking into developing rules for riverine type actions and the water craft that go with them, but research didn't indicate enough incidences of actual combat to make it worthwhile. Nearly all rubber boat type river wo...
by Len Tracey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Japanese Army List for the time past 1942

Some excellent points raised here. For my research, I've divided the Asia-Pacific War into three periods: Early War 1937 - 1941 (Mainly China theatre, including British colonies); Mid War 1941 - 1943 (Japanese expansion and the start of the Pacific & Burma-India theatres); Late War 1944 - 1945 (Alli...