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by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 8601

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

Whoops. Should have written "complicated" not "complete".
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 8601

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

I'm going to take a minority position here. I suggest that the Guards have the same attributes as the Line. AFAIK Guards officers were socially prominent and wealthy but I don't know if their battalions performed better than line battalions. As far as the Armstrong artillery goes, my guess is that t...
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 2 Modest Proposals-Or Howlers
Replies: 3
Views: 718

2 Modest Proposals-Or Howlers

1) I urge an additional entry in the Master Arsenal Table. Heavy mortars: 4.2" (British and U.S.,105mm(German) or 120mm (German or Soviet). It would have a firepower of 5 take the +2 against vehicles and otherwise be like the 81mm group. I am totally not an expert on ballistics so there may be argum...
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French 37mm mle M1916 Infantry Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: French 37mm mle M1916 Infantry Gun

Scarab Miniatures and Old Glory produce this one. For better or worse,they come with crew.
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 4586

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Let's try this. I don't know if it conforms to German procedure but it makes sense to me. If I was commanding a company with three badly under-strength platoons, I would immediately consolidate into two full-strength platoons. There may be 'cooks and clerks' who could be posted to the front-line pla...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 4586

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Now for the serious question... I have FJ's (painted and unpainted) but am clueless about British figures for late 1943. So I'd welcome suggestions. Perry? Crusader late war? Advice gratefully received.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 4586

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

A couple more minor thoughts. Add sPZB41 2.8cm AT rifle to the FJ List 3. I don't know if there were any in the campaign, it's been a favorite of mine for almost 60 years. Add to the FJ Support options a 20mm Flak to List 4.
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: To the Viktor Line - Campaign
Replies: 46
Views: 4586

Re: To the Viktor Line - Campaign

Interesting campaign. And I was just ruminating on my next project-decision made. I'm not an expert on this but I wonder if the 4.2" mortar should be added with a firepower of 5. Ditto for the German and Soviet 120mm mortars. All these were used enough to be noticed. IMHO The panzerfaust30 (with lim...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British intervention force
Replies: 16
Views: 2323

Re: British intervention force

Here's a solution to London's dilemma. On one hand the mills needed the cotton. On the other hand, aligning with a 'country" in which slavery was legal was anathema. So focus on the illegality of the blockade. Demand that the blockade be lifted and send the Royal Navy to enforce the demand. There wo...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Viking cards
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Viking cards

Check out the Facebook page devoted to Dux Brit. It contains a set of files for "Dux Normanorum"focusing on Viking raids into Gaul in the 9th century. It includes army composition and cards for the Carolingians, the Vikings and the Bretons.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/duxbritanniarum/