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by gebhk
Sun May 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Draft Danish List 1940
Replies: 24
Views: 5208

Re: Draft Danish List 1940

To be fair, in 1940 the Danish army had a 'whole' 3 Panservogn M. 39 aka 'Lynx' (cars probably in the A/C company of the Gardehussarregiment; PV9, PV10 and PV11), 1 L-185 (training vehicle in the Army Technical Corps; FP6) and 2 L-180 (probably in the AC company of the Jydske Dragonregiment; FP7 and...
by gebhk
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German Anti-tank Rifles
Replies: 31
Views: 2672

Re: German Anti-tank Rifles

This secrecy almost compromised their own war effort since there were so few men trained in use of the new ATR when the war broke out. Smolinski's work of 1991 finally put that one to bed. There can be little doubt that in the vast majority of units entirely adequate numbers of gunners and officers...
by gebhk
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 4448

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Ruddy cold in the morning - even in September :| . So limit your action to dawn attacks and everything is as it should be :) No FW 35 alas, because the figures were based on the MSK during its attacks on Westerplatte. However, isn't the flamethrower in the Airfix German Infantry (version 2) a FW 35?...
by gebhk
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 4448

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Contrarius - if you don't mind them being in greatcoats, you could try Underfire Miniatures for your German pioneers (sets 10 and 11).

But I agree we are straying far from the subject of French flamethrowers!
by gebhk
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 4448

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

the underlying problem in their real life capabilities vs their performance in the game. Hmmm - I suspect the problem is our old friend - the range at which CoC games are fought. There can be little doubt that within range, a flamethrower is a horrifically effective weapon with, as a bonus, a shatt...
by gebhk
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 4448

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Good points all Andysyk - I just expected to come across at least some specialist units, probably in the infantry, but nada.
by gebhk
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 4448

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Never considered this. Can't find any evidence of flame throwers in the basic structures or of any flame throwers being made designed/made after WW1. It seems the nearest the French came to thrown flame in WW2 were the approx. 130 incendiary grenades in an Infantry Regiment. FAA Miniatures produce a...
by gebhk
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 11928

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

For some time now, I've been struck by the doctrinal and organisational similarities between the Polish and Japanese armies. The original idea for the Polish 47mm mortar (or literally grenade launcher) was for there to be a squad of three weapons in each platoon.
by gebhk
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 11928

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

I guess Ness is writing history with its pesky need for reality and accuracy, something we do not need to concern ourselves with to excess, most of the time ;) . And to be fair, all that the Japanese did was to acknowledge officially, what happened in every other army unofficially. That is the TOE a...
by gebhk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 11928

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

That would be my reading. However, I would read the platoon NCO's role somewhat differently to say the platoon sergeant in the British Army. By analogy, his job would have been to maintain communications between the platoon and Company CO. This would likely entail him being absent from the platoon a...