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by Berlichtingen
Fri May 13, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: USMC F Series and how to use 3 fire teams.
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: USMC F Series and how to use 3 fire teams.

The late war Marine squad should employ fire team leaders, they were corporals... the same rank as acted as squad leaders in 1942
by Berlichtingen
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Trying to adapt CoC to the Vietnam Conflict
Replies: 330
Views: 72849

Re: Trying to adapt CoC to the Vietnam Conflict

Given that the Pig can be 'hip fired' it's fairly easy for a gunner alone to use. We'd hang the canvas pouch the belts came in off the feed tray. Obviously you can't use linked belts when doing this. If you stick to 5-6 round bursts, and avoid going nuts, you don't really run into issues with the ba...
by Berlichtingen
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Pacific Lists,
Replies: 19
Views: 6879

Re: Pacific Lists,

A few things pertaining to the USMC of 1944-45. Each fire team had a BAR and a rifle grenadier. Each platoon had three flamethrowers, and usually three demolition packs. The intention was for each squad to get one each, but it became standard practice to give all to one 'assault' squad. In either ca...
by Berlichtingen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum vs Yahoo Grooup
Replies: 48
Views: 13063

Re: Forum vs Yahoo Grooup

I've stopped following the Yahoo group entirely. It used to be ok, but the changes Yahoo made awhile back turned it into a steaming pile of crap.
by Berlichtingen
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bit of news
Replies: 45
Views: 12834

Re: Bit of news

Best wishes Rich
by Berlichtingen
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5935

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

Modern Marine doctrine is very much the product of the later WW2 campaigns. Squad structure is identical today to what it was on Okinawa, and tactics are almost unchanged. The tactics of the early early campaigns were the product of WW1 and the inter war bush fights. Marksmanship is a religion in th...
by Berlichtingen
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5935

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

I had planned on staying away from this one, as I'm obviously biased, but the very first thing that came to mind was something to do with marksmanship. There are plenty of anecdotes of Marines at the time not wanting the M1, believing the new fangled semi-auto firing weapon would be less accurate t...
by Berlichtingen
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1942 US Marines - Guadalcanal
Replies: 13
Views: 4490

Re: 1942 US Marines - Guadalcanal

The Marines were still using the Thompson M1921 as well as the Riesling. Carbines were available to the Parachute Battalion and Raider Battalions, but I don't believe the Rifle Battalions had them on Guadelcanal. After the National Guard arrived, a surprising number of Marine Springfields magically ...