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by gebhk
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Polish tanker list for September 1939 campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 730

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...
by gebhk
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 77
Views: 11716

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

I spent 4 hours researching yesterday to find a 50/50 split on the ODB As I said, our knowledge and understanding of the subject is in a period of flux. :shock: While the gross outline is not changing greatly, much received wisdom in the detail needs to be reviewed in the light of contemporaneous d...
by gebhk
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 77
Views: 11716

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Line Squadron [Szwadron liniowy] (aprox. 120 men, 4 x LMG, 3 x anti-tank rifle) 112 men (4 officers, 108 NCOs and men) Mea culpa - I missed out the additional BAR in the squadron HQ (dismounted - NCO + 2 men) Especially if men have to be told off as horseholders The figures I have given exclude the...
by gebhk
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 77
Views: 11716

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Also I thought they had 4 squads in a troop, will have to go to my Polish references its been awhile 4 sections in a platoon (1 BAR, 3 rifle - one of the rifle sections included the A/T rifle); 3 platoons in a squadron; 4 squadrons + MG squadron (+ pioneer, bicycle scout, anti tank and signals plat...
by gebhk
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 77
Views: 11716

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Contrarius - if you are considering independent cavalry as a support for an infantry force then that is a rather bizarre marriage, one that would not have happened in reality. A more realistic option would be a unit from the divisional cavalry squadron. Swap the heads for infantry helmeted ones and ...
by gebhk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tachanka?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: Tachanka?

Tachanka can keep up with cavalry off roads, which they historically did Again, with the proviso that this applies to normal movement rates in open and even terrain. At full speed (such as when charging) not so much. Also not so much in terrain that is anything less than as open and even as a billi...
by gebhk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: 1940s French garage
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: 1940s French garage

Fabulous garage, really colourful. Reminds me of the Scripps' establishment in 'Heartbeat'. I love it and this part of the hobby generally. I would be tempted to put a rusty car on bricks out back with maybe some chicken nests on the back seat, but that would probably be OTT. The website is a nightm...
by gebhk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tachanka?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: Tachanka?

So in all I do not think they are suitable for CoC sized engagements however we all want our toys so lets make rules for em I say! I agree (albeit there might perhaps be a use if a MG team needs to be moved quickly from A to B and there is suitable cover). The desirability of having tachanka's acti...
by gebhk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tachanka?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: Tachanka?

Sorry, tried to resist, but can't help myself because of personal connection with many of the folk I will quote. I know its not Soviet, but I am fairly sure that experience with MG taczanki in Poland must have some cross-over, so for what it's worth: Shooting from the taczanka: The boingy leaf sprin...
by gebhk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Thrown Hand Grenade into the back of Marder III
Replies: 17
Views: 2447

Re: Thrown Hand Grenade into the back of Marder III

I guess my thoughts were that a single handgrenade going off in the confines a steel coffin meant that the crew would be pretty much guaranteed to become hors de combat for the foreseeable future. In the early days when the cooperation between panzers and schutzen wasn't all that it is often cracked...