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Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Last Stand on Opium Hill campaign (updated 21 11 20)
Replies: 35
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Last Stand on Opium Hill campaign (updated 21 11 20)

We kicked off a new campaign this week - Last Stand on Opium Hill . It's a four map campaign based in Singapore in 1942 written specifically for Chain of Command by Mark Backhouse and published in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine (issue 101). This gives me a chance to use my recently painted...
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo

This is the rule for the mortars that was used for the Cancon Pacific tournament a few years ago which Len played in, so I'm sure he had input. Type 89 Grenade Discharger: This weapon is treated a light mortar with a minimum range of 10”. However, due to its rudimentary sight system, it attacks with...
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo

Japanese mortars count the same as other 50mm mortars. I tend to keep mine close to a JOP just in case.🙄 Hmmm, I seem to recall Len T saying that the size of the grenade discharger squad meant that ammo supply was to be considered plentiful. With four crew per mortar and with mortar rounds the size...
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)

You may have been thrown off by something like this from Wikipedia: The tanks also saw limited service against the Japanese in Malaya.[citation needed] However as you can see there is no citation and although they were sent to Singapore it appears they never got there and were diverted to Java as st...
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)

The earlier post refers to 3rd Kings Own Hussars and their Vickers Mkvi. The regimental history on Wikipedia says: The 3rd The King's Own Hussars was brigaded with the 4th Hussars in the 1st Armoured Brigade in 1939. After the fall of France, the 3rd The King's Own Hussars was shipped to North Afric...
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)

Interesting discussion here. Malaya mentioned but not confirmed. I’ll investigate further.
http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/vi ... vic.27209/
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)

I thought that might have been the case but I can find no evidence. The original plan for the defense of Singapore was based on air and sea power and a land war was not expected, so tanks may not have been considered a requirement. I have some kits of those tanks, so if I’d be happy to be shown othe...
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Far East British platoon for the Far East (the early years)

Following my post about putting together my Japanese platoon here's the first instalment on the British and Commonwealth platoon that will cover the early stages of the war in The Far East. Next week we will be starting the campaign 'Last Stand on Opium Hill' that Mark Backhouse wrote for Wargames, ...