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by gebhk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Thrown Hand Grenade into the back of Marder III
Replies: 17
Views: 2419

Re: Thrown Hand Grenade into the back of Marder III

Ho hum, I suspect, Redmist, that you are hinting this is an anomaly. If so I can't help thinking you are right. While a HG exploding inside an armoured vehicle is unlikely to cause critical damage (unless you ignite ammo or some such) but the effects through concussion alone will be pretty nasty for...
by gebhk
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Cavalry Scouting
Replies: 28
Views: 5693

Re: Cavalry Scouting

Hey, to be clear, I am not implying JP didn't fight in the AK - his biog states that he joined up at 17 and, among other things, worked for BIP (Bureau of Information and Propaganda). I have just not found anything to suggest he was an officer. In fact, oddly, I can find very little about his wartim...
by gebhk
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Cavalry Scouting
Replies: 28
Views: 5693

Re: Cavalry Scouting

I did have a book wtitten by Polish officer Just being pedantic, but I am pretty sure Janusz Piekalkiewicz was not an officer (he was 19-20 years old when the war ended). I would be a little bit careful about the textural part of the book: it is easy to extrapolate from individual experiences and o...
by gebhk
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Cavalry Scouting
Replies: 28
Views: 5693

Re: Cavalry Scouting

It was undoubtedly difficult for the scouts to determine exactly when they should dismount to perform the on-foot scouting you describe. It shouldn't be that difficult. What I remember from my Polish materials, it was no different to what every scout unit did, including motorised or armoured scouts...
by gebhk
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Cavalry Scouting
Replies: 28
Views: 5693

Re: Cavalry Scouting

either way the horse would not be happy. And even if the horse is happy, you can't tell the b....r to stop breathing while you aim. Consequently any fire from the saddle is going to be wildly inaccurate. Soviet manuals and equipment solutions were notorious for being written/designed by people who ...
by gebhk
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Blitzkreig German support lists
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: Blitzkreig German support lists

Since no other support comes as a whole platoon, with ammunition vehicles yet, I think a single vehicle in support would not be wrong; maybe the others are a few hundred metres away on one flank or another. Its the fundamental problem of the fact that in RL this sort of support (an indeed pretty mu...
by gebhk
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Blitzkreig German support lists
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: Blitzkreig German support lists

Trying to squeeze in that Panzeraeger I 😁 AFAIK no German divisions contained Panzerjaeger 1. For the French campaign (and pretty much always) they were in independent anti-tank battalions (4 in the French Campaign), whose job in 1940 was to counter heavy French tanks. Historically, therefore, you ...
by gebhk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: late war Finnish army
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: late war Finnish army

First class stuff! The film Tali Ihantala should perhaps be mandatory viewing to go along with this. I bought a DVD for a few quid in a local supermarket (English title: 1944. Final Defence ), didn't expect much and was blown away by it. In the film there appears to be a mixture of German and what l...
by gebhk
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover

So it has to be fired in a much higher arc. So the wall's not likely to get in the way. And even if it does, a jet of fuel burning at around 1000 degrees C passing inches overhead, shedding droplets of burning fuel onto you and sucking all oxygen out of the air is likely to lead to all sorts of med...
by gebhk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944
Replies: 96
Views: 10204

Re: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944

Works fine now. Splendid job sir!
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