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by gebhk
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations

Thanks JT8 - fascinating. Thanks for that. I suspect writing manuals is much like writing wargames rules. Was any work on how reality differs from the fantasy of manuals such as that of Wigram for the British army, done for the Germans and Soviets? I suspect not, as doctrinaire totalitarian governme...
by gebhk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Medic question
Replies: 29
Views: 1309

Re: Medic question

there being limited evidence for Soviet field medics, but 'only nurses'. errm - surely a quick review of Soviet TOE's provides the answer? As far as I recall, up until 1939/40 (don't quote me on the precise date) each rifle company had a medical NCO and 6 medical EMs (? stretcher bearers) in compan...
by gebhk
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Captured vehicles
Replies: 37
Views: 1311

Re: Japanese Captured vehicles

While on the subject of Indonesia, a converted carrier was used by insurgents during the fighting for Surabaya. This was roofed over and topped with a MG equipped turret. Opinion seems split on whether these improvements were carried out by the Indonesians or the Japanese. Cracking little conversion...
by gebhk
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Head Quarters Riflemen
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

Re: Head Quarters Riflemen

The level of accounting to deal with individual figures ammo supply strikes me as a bit of a headache. (-) Delightful understatement. Though slightly less complicated than I first imagined. Basically after each section fired, we tossed a handful of dice, one for each trooper plus an extra one for e...
by gebhk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Head Quarters Riflemen
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

Re: Head Quarters Riflemen

And I'd also include the messengers and the teamsters and the horses and carts, but that's just me :) With you there, all the way :o It all depends on how much detail you want to bring to the game. Based on analogies to earlier German organisations and other armies, the 'messengers' were a lot more...
by gebhk
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: WW2 European towns?
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: WW2 European towns?

After the Battle magazine, I would suggest is a must. A lot of it is now available online. Once you have identified placenames that you are interested in, the best source is often local historical societies and their websites. You may need to learn some basic language to get the best out of them. A ...
by gebhk
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese list
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Japanese list

Yes very embarrassing for the German diplomats stationed in China in 1937 Not nearly as embarrassing, I'd warrant, as it was for the German diplomats in Japan 1939-40, when Nazi Germany discovered its fraternal love for the Soviet Union..... Len - I've tried to work out the rifle for grenade discha...
by gebhk
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Norwegian Uniforms
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: Norwegian Uniforms

Sorry to be a bore but with regard to the pictures (?postcards) I would ask - How variable was the colour of the real items? - How accurate were the colours on the pictures in the first place? - Even if they were, how old are the postcards/plates? - How faithful is the digital image and the various ...
by gebhk
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Malaya and Lanchesters - what colour?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

Re: Malaya and Lanchesters - what colour?

I will no doubt fall foul of the Regulation Colour Police, but I doubt that in the Malaysian climate colours stayed the same for very long....

This may well be the reason why they look light in photos.
by gebhk
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Polish tanker list for September 1939 campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Polish tanker list for September 1939 campaign

Hi Contrarius. Sorry, bit late for the party, but just a few minor whatnots: TKD. There were 4 of these made on a widened TK3 chassis with reinforced suspension. They were, allegedly (according to some who provide no evidence), used in the defence of Warsaw. There is a German photo extant which show...