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by gebhk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: late war Finnish army
Replies: 6
Views: 515

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: 1459

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: 10841

Re: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944

Works fine now. Splendid job sir!
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by gebhk
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 10th panzer division TO &E Tunisa
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: 10th panzer division TO &E Tunisa

Niehorster lists one ATR (not s.PzB. 41 - these are listed elsewhere as 28mm ATG) authorised for the armoured platoon (in platoon HQ) for a division serving in Africa as of 28.6.42. 'Africanisation' therefore should not have made any difference to the allocation in this platoon. In contrast, platoon...
by gebhk
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover

The problem fundamentally is that in a wargame set in WW2, the troops are 'magically' teleported directly into what could virtually be termed 'close quarter combat', without the traditional preamble of an advance under fire and usually without any concern for what happens next in the 'bigger picture...
by gebhk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: Flame Throwers and Intervening Cover

For what it's worth A jet of flaming fuel does not work on the same principles as a bullet! ie run along a certain trajectory and either hit a target or not. Most of the effect is caused by heat and burning up of oxygen. You do not have to 'hit' the target to render them hors de combat. In other wor...
by gebhk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

Thanks for the info. Alas I don't read/speak Swedish, so any literature has to be translated or at least digital for me to be able to make use of it. The m/42 recoilless rifle was a marginally reasonable idea in 1942, but not much of an anti-tank weapon by 1944, I would have thought. I was not aware...
by gebhk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

I do get the 'catch-up' issue, absolutely. However, the fact remains that Sweden achieved a massive build-up of manpower and units (including high-cost 'luxury' items like armoured infantry) which, I would argue, demonstrates a significant level of resource availability. However, most of this appear...
by gebhk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

On another tack... The anti-aircraft and anti-tank defence capability of the Swedish 1943 division seems woefully inadequate. Firstly, I can find no evidence of any AT or AA battalions or even companies at divisional level. And, while there were higher level AA units, I have found no evidence of cor...
by gebhk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: A Swedish Wargames Army WW2 period

We can add Gecko Industries resin:
Strv m/41
Sav m/43
KP-bil m/42

as well as more modern Swedish vehicles such as the very tempting PBV301 (APC based on the Strv m/41 chassis).