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by andysyk
Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: bren or Scout carrier for the BEF
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

Bren Carriers were issued in Infantry Battalions. Scout in Divisional Recce which were Cavalry Regiments. You have built a Bren carrier. Universally people seem to have commonly called both Bren. The Scout was armed with a Boys and a Bren.
by andysyk
Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: BEF pull on sleeve
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: BEF pull on sleeve

They still issue pads of paper for a similar purpose. Physical signs are not always immediate.


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by andysyk
Sat May 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Any one
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: Any one

I don't always use National Characteristics especially in solo games. I try to use the TOE and tactical doctrine to represent differences. I guess some people want differences highlighted but I think you can go to far. Im wary of awarding the Aggressive Trait to units without specialist Close Combat...
by andysyk
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bunkers, Strong points, Trenches...
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

Re: Bunkers, Strong points, Trenches...

Once you get too reinforced concrete bunkers HE is pretty useless. Some on DDAY received multiple hits from Destroyers without the occupants being rendered inoperable they continued to fight. Even AVRE Petards really had to target embrasures and it was through targeting the embrasures by whatever me...
by andysyk
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Australian Cavalry Commandos
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Australian Cavalry Commandos

Does anybody have a WE Table for the Australian Cavalry Commandos 1943+ I have tables for the Independent Coys but nothing after. I am sure I have details somewhere for the Cavalry commandos but cannot find them!
by andysyk
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloddy Bucket campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Bloddy Bucket campaign

Side plates are only 6mm even with the tops folded down on a M16 that's only 12mm. Same for the Windshield. In fact the M3s side panels wont stop 7.92mm AP rounds. If anything the Hanomags better because its armour is sloping. But not enough in COC terms to be different.
by andysyk
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FO team caught in own barrage - what happens?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: FO team caught in own barrage - what happens?

Yes he could adjust fire. But hed scream STOP with whatever Comm method he possessed and check his F>>>>>G Map reading. Then post combat keep a wary distance from his own troops. If hes mucked up his map reading adjusting the fire by 100 metres may not clear his or friendlies position. He doesn't kn...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Walking a Smoke Barrage!
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Walking a Smoke Barrage!

The whole notion of tweaking barrages given the time and ground scales in CoC is nonsensical. I’ve read all the theory, and the accounts and tweaking by 20yards in a GUARANTEED MANNER just wasn’t possible despite what Andy will doubtless try to tell us. Otherwise, FF incidents would never have happ...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Walking a Smoke Barrage!
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Walking a Smoke Barrage!

Never heard of walking a smoke barrage in real life. Have you got an example of one? More likely they will drift with the wind and not in the direction you want. Common practice to correct the smoke screen, especially if deployed in front of advancing Infantry. Wind direction etc was all calculated...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS
Replies: 45
Views: 2571

Re: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS

Some units did employ manual tactics and quite successfully. There are accounts. Others didn't, others were incapable due to a lack of training knowledge. For example Ive come across accounts/reports from British/German/US that say they are no longer able to conduct small scale tactics effectively d...