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by MLB
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: 1798

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...
by MLB
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: 1798

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/
by MLB
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: 1798

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...
by MLB
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: 1798

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, ...
by MLB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?

They are powerful and for that reason I think they should be higher up the support list (6 points feels about right). We play with rules as written but think they would benefit from some tweaking if Rich is ever inclined to write a v2 of the rules. They require a different tactical approach and will...
by MLB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket terrain
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Bloody Bucket terrain

There was no significant snow at that time in the area of the campaign. There were no heavy snowfalls until after the time period represented. It was cold but the Bulge battlefields characterised by heavy snow were further north or occurred at a later date. Looking at Google Earth and reading the fi...
by MLB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Japanese platoon for CoC

Excellent work! I'm putting together a full, early war Japanese platoon using the 28mm Warlord plastic set and have one question - did all the squad leaders really go into action carrying swords as their principal weapon in the early war? I thought it was just the officer, maybe the platoon sergean...
by MLB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: Japanese platoon for CoC

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