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by jdg
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are national army weapon stats at player's opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1294

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

"M1 Garand has rifle grenade attachment, so must have it in squad already included." Not every M1 had a Grenade Launcher. Once the M7 Grenade Launcher was introduced in ate '43 three were issued t each squad. Two went to riflemen and one to the assistant squad leader. Before the M7 was introduced on...
by jdg
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rifleman - but what gun?
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Rifleman - but what gun?

"If we added a "couple" of them to a squad how would it impact on the platoon rating?"

The STG44 was not issued piecemeal in ones and two to sections.

jdg
by jdg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Ongoing Rule Clarification Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 3654

Re: Ongoing Rule Clarification Thread

Panzerfaust 30 "Klein" July '43 - Summer '44
Panzerfaust 30 Late '43 - Early '45
Both were in production at the same time.

Panzerfaust 60 Summer '44
Panzerfaust 100 November '44
Panzerfaust 150 January '45 but few actually reached the troops before the wars end
by jdg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame thrower teams, Close combat
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Flame thrower teams, Close combat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPQYK5ZMbWY&t=12s

Video on the US flamethrower with an expert on and collector of WWll flamethrowers
by jdg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame thrower teams, Close combat
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Flame thrower teams, Close combat

"You do realise at least the US models also had a hydrogen cylinder on the back to pressurise the fuel tank?"

The US models did not use Hydrogen, they used nitrogen whish is inert, nobody used hydrogen.
by jdg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame thrower teams, Close combat
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Flame thrower teams, Close combat

FYI, after the war the S Army did a study on the use of flamethrowers. One of the conclusions was that that contrary to popular opinion there is NO evidence that will flamethrowers explode when hit by bullets or shrapnel.
by jdg
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre

With the exception of those units that were serving as garrisons on the various islands at the start of the war, all US Army units were equipped with the M1 Garand.
by jdg
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Army in the Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: US Army in the Pacific

The uniforms used in the PTO were HBTs. At first it was a coverall but that was problematic when responding to the call of nature. So later they then went to a two piece HBT uniform.
by jdg
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese grenade launchers
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Japanese grenade launchers

One point on the GD squad firing their rifles. According to the US Army handbook on the Japanese Army the grenadiers themselves didn't carry rifles. That is backed up by the fact that they didn't have ammo pouches for rifle ammo. So when the squad uses it's rifles you should subtract the grenadiers ...
by jdg
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The Breda Modello 30
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: The Breda Modello 30

I thin it shouldn't be any more that 4 at best. In the video he points out that is in Italian its a automatic rifle not a LMG.

jdg