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by Groupe_Franc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Book Recommendations for What a Tanker!
Replies: 27
Views: 5608

Re: Book Recommendations for What a Tanker!

Let me add my thumbs up for *Brazen Chariots*. Although Crisp's assessment of the Italians and DAK tanks is old-fashioned, the book captures the flavor of tank combat-especially the chaos that was Operation Crusader. I read it in 1960 but recognized the quote after the second sentence-that's how it ...
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early war Gebirgsjager platoon
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: Early war Gebirgsjager platoon

Was the panzerbuchse 38/39 anti-tank rifle used by the gbirgsjaegers in 1940-41. On one hand, I can see HQ noting that in theory the mountain troops would not be operating in tank country. On the other hand, in real--life the gebirgsjaegers fought in flat country so one might have been useful.
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks

Whoops. Forgot the quote: "Under Goar, they allied with the Burgundians led by Gundaharius, with whom they installed the usurping Emperor Jovinus. Under Goar's successor Sangiban, the Alans of Orléans played a critical role in repelling the invasion of Attila the Hun at the Battle of Châlons. In 463...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks

The following is from Wikipedia. It corresponds to my recollection that the Alans were allied with Aetius at the Battle of Chalons and implies that it was more likely that there would be Alan mercs than Hun. Anyway, my 2 tuppence.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks
Replies: 20
Views: 7027

Re: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks

I would offer the suggestion of including the Alans (at least on a limited basis). They're not Huns while being decent horse archers.
by Groupe_Franc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: The Dux Britanniarum Compendium
Replies: 22
Views: 9252

Re: The Dux Britanniarum Compendium

I eagerly await the Compendium. I hope it will include maps for campaigning in Neustria in the 9th century and for Viking invasions of Ireland.
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Duxulator
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: Duxulator

A couple of months ago I decided to leap into Dux except that I wanted to game the Carolingians vs. the Vikings. A request to this forum yielded the URL for the Facebook page devoted to Dux https://www.facebook.com/groups/duxbritanniarum/files/ It is complete including cards. ALso the Christmas 2012...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Commando JOP ideas
Replies: 34
Views: 4571

Re: Commando JOP ideas

If I were doing this, I'd be thinking of Lord Lovat and his commandos relieving Major Howard at Pegasus Bridge. So I would include a piece of airborne gear-cargo trailer, cargo canisters etc from 1st Corps.
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Hanomag Support Values
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: Hanomag Support Values

Pardon the ignorant question.... Where can I find the current version of the Consolidated Arsenal. And FWIW I've worked up some 1930's French armored cars for the Arsenal if anyone is interested.
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Commando List
Replies: 20
Views: 5173

Re: Commando List

Interested in the Commandos in Tunisia in 1943. Does anyone make either a 2" mortar with crew or a Boys anti-tank rifle. TIA