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by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Draft Bavarian army list
Replies: 18
Views: 4117

Re: Draft Bavarian army list

For the benefit of anyone trawling through the archives, there are now Bavarian lists here:- http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Bavaria-1800-1815.pdf For those thinking that the only reason for using them are the "cool" uniforms, until 1809, the Bavarians routinely used two-r...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Shermans and a Bazillion support points
Replies: 41
Views: 5191

Re: Shermans and a Bazillion support points

Do you get into a similar spiel if I say "Kingtiger" or "Hetzer"? There's a whole load of names that weren't used then, but can be used now since "everyone" knows what you mean when you say it. At the risk of hijacking the thread ever so slightly, where does "Tommy cooker" stand in all this? I've b...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Broken units
Replies: 16
Views: 2653

Re: Broken units

Rich H wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:23 am
Climbing a wall under fire or running off to one side? Take the obvious one either way. If the wall is substantial but tall it will take teamwork to get over that takes time.
And a certain amount of self-sacrifice on the part of the other guy, when there's only two of you..... :o
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: BEF softskins 1940 in 28mm
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: BEF softskins 1940 in 28mm

Are you sure? Sounds far too sensible for the British Army. :lol:
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Light Infantry moving.
Replies: 13
Views: 2821

Re: Light Infantry moving.

OK, got that now. Thanks.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Confusion mwith Fistcuffs
Replies: 20
Views: 3326

Re: Confusion mwith Fistcuffs

At the risk of "overthinking" these things, we should not forget that in almost every country, the artillery got the pick of the recruits - especially where there was conscription - and that, plus their daily "work out" humping a large piece of ordnance around, would make them fairly "handy" when pu...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Light Infantry moving.
Replies: 13
Views: 2821

Re: Light Infantry moving.

So that is actually a "Yes" then?
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Le Feu Sacre
Topic: Here's A Strange Question for LFS
Replies: 3
Views: 3608

Re: Here's A Strange Question for LFS

Turns out they're marked as "5th West Indies" and "2nd Embodied", which Google leads me to believe are British militia units in the Caribbean during the period covered by LFS. The "2nd Embodied Regiment" certainly sounds like local militia; however, the "5th West Indies Regiment" (Howe's - formed 1...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Directed Fire Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2226

Re: Directed Fire Question

I suspect that any "group aiming" in the black Powder era by non-specialist troops (ie not light infantry, schutzen, etc), would involve being directed to fire at a clearly recognisable point in the enemy's line - eg "aim at the colours" ( a target choice supported by the generally high casualty rat...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What A Tanker
Replies: 179
Views: 34066

Re: What A Tanker

jondxs wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Just catching up on this thread - given that my 11 year old has progressed from Airfix plane kits to various tanks, this couldn't come at a better time!
Not only that, but his humour will fit in perfectly here, as well!