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by Groupe_Franc
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Colour Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: French Colour Guide

Many years when I played FoW, I undertook to paint the French of 1940. I posed the question to the FoW forum about which Tamiya paints to use. I received the following response: "Normal Infantry use XF49 Khaki for the Trousers, Jacket, Overcoat and Puttees. Boots, Ammo pouches and associated straps ...
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Goumiers in French Service 1942-44
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Goumiers in French Service 1942-44

The thread on Free French armored infantry reminded me of a matter concerning which I've occasionally meditated, namely the addition of a section of goumiers to a French force in Tunisia or Italy. Would it look basically like an infantry section? Any special rules? Have any of the local experts look...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 25 Pounders in Chain of Command
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: 25 Pounders in Chain of Command

At risk of clouding the issue, I wonder whether the Consolidated Arsenal AP value for the 25 pdr is for the Western Desert with some form of Heat round (or the like). Did the 18/25 pdr in France in 1940 have a Heat round? I'll admit that I don't know either way. The French 75mm (presumably with Heat...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: 9th Century Monasteries in Neustria
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

9th Century Monasteries in Neustria

I'm slowly pulling together what I need for games and maybe a campaign in Neustria. The new 1940 supplement will slow things down but I think that, thanks to the Vikings series, I'll attract 2-3 people around here. The Abbey of St. Dymphna will often be involved. I have the buildings and am now wond...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Humbers and Pumas and Stags, oh my
Replies: 28
Views: 10568

Re: Humbers and Pumas and Stags, oh my

Speaking of the Panhard.... Does anyone have numbers for the vehicle's armor and # of strikes for the 25mm? It's a favorite of mine and I have 3 in the pipeline and would like to use one for our Christmas game.
by Groupe_Franc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: WW1 Cavalry fire arms
Replies: 4
Views: 4066

Re: WW1 Cavalry fire arms

Granted this is negative "evidence" but I've only read references to cavalry using rifles being British, notably in Flanders in 1914. The British adopted the Enfield rifle thanks to Boer War experience. The cavalry of other continental armies did not have that experience.
by Groupe_Franc
Thu May 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: German Tanks in "What a Tanker"
Replies: 17
Views: 6344

Re: German Tanks in "What a Tanker"

Reminds me of a funny story about Command Decision. A member of a group was a fan of big German tanks and convinced the group to play a "if you own it, you may use it" so he could use his Maus. The Allies brought their Pershings, Comets, Churchills etc. They closed on the beast and took their losses...
by Groupe_Franc
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Iske ja murra!
Replies: 7
Views: 1776

Re: Iske ja murra!

About the Renault FT.... maximum armor was 22mm but top speed was slightly more than 4 mph. So I'm thinking that armor would be more like 3 but speed should somehow be less than Slow-maybe subtract 1 from each D6. They were armed with the same 37mm as the R35 and H35/39 so strike value of 3. My two ...
by Groupe_Franc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Newbie to TMB
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

Re: Newbie to TMB

The Lardies' shop offers a couple of useful resources. *Stout Hearts and Iron Troopers* has a couple of 1914 scenarios which (presumably) offer guidance for the make-up of 1914 platoons. *Play the Game* is a compendium of articles from the Specials on WW1 as of mid-2015. Specifically there is an art...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Book Recommendations for What a Tanker!
Replies: 27
Views: 8295

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 ...