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by gebhk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Forests vs Orchards
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: Forests vs Orchards

Compared to the huge additional effect of turning your ground burst HE into airburst, the effect of wood splinters is much less. Agree totally in relation to modern weapons. A splendid illustration can be found in the Sikorski Museum in London - the sideroom dedicated to cavalry stuff has an Adrian...
by gebhk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Forests vs Orchards
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: Forests vs Orchards

Contrarius makes a good point, however we need to bear in mind that the poor peasants' 60-120 or 40-60 acres would not necessarily be in one piece. Also practice in field demarcation varied from one part of Europe to another - I don't think hedging was ever popular in Poland but very common in Brita...
by gebhk
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 59
Views: 7851

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

The next FtF offering is going to be a cavalry A/T gun. This time the gun will, unlike the infantry version, at least have someone aiming and firing it although the breach will still be opening and closing by itself (sigh :roll:).
by gebhk
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Polish Platoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: 1939 Polish Platoon?

I would also suggest the 1939 Poles Errata thread as an adjunct to the reading of the 'official' list. If you are planning historical transport for your platoon, you should take a look at GRAMODELS. They provide the light platoon cart and anti tank guns and limbers - correct for cavalry and infantry.
by gebhk
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Polish Platoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: 1939 Polish Platoon?

Check out the Plastic Soldier Review site for reviews of the FtF figures.
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by gebhk
Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

The received wisdom is, overwhelmingly, that the platoon Caporal V-B was equipped with his own Lebel 86/93 rifle and V-B launcher. However, when searching for any confirmation in official French publications from the period I've found a big, fat zero. I thought I'd hit paydirt, when I finally found ...
by gebhk
Mon May 06, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72

DenBels might be another source of the Unic 107 SPW and command versions.
by gebhk
Mon May 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72

AFAIK Milicast do a number of tank conversions (Ranault R35 and Somua), but neither of the two vehicles requested by Tellus.
by gebhk
Mon May 06, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Looking for converted french AFVs in 1/72

MLB is probably right - RtR seem to be the only folk making what you want that is in production. If you don't like their offering, you will probably need to hunt down some OOP MMS (ref 034) for the Unic. Alas, can't think of an alternative form the PAK 40 on Lorraine. Alby make a bunch of German con...
by gebhk
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 59
Views: 7851

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Re ammo carriers for cavalry MMG. AFAIK there is nothing specifically made for this role. There are some lying Miltra (prone rather than telling untruths) and kneeling FAA riflemen holding rather than firing their rifles, who would make perfectly acceptable and realistic (if not exciting) ammo carri...