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by gebhk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
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Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

M My research sgows little variation in Japanese TO&E from 37 -42 I am not sure Leland Ness would agree. According to him the IJA infantry platoon entered 1937 with a typical organisation of: Platoon HQ: Officer 3 or 4 rifle squads: NCO, 12 men with rifles 2 LMG squads: NCO, 7 men with 2LMGs and 5 r...
by gebhk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Ues 8 man section are pretty small is that due to truck size? Naah, the powers that be cared little for such details as health and safety and comfort :twisted: From the designers perspective the platoons had nearly 3 times the firepower on the ground as the mounted cavalry: 31:17 men, 3:1 BARs, 2:1...
by gebhk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Incidentally, for the modelling nuts amongst us (who? me?): (1) 33 Panzer Abteilung (of the 4th Light Division) was almost certainly the only Panzer unit to sport the outlined cross during the Polish campaign. While it appears to have a black fill on some photos this is a hoptical hillusion. The cro...
by gebhk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Hmmmm I am moderately confident that i have it....somewhere. Ie in the digital attic aka the box of random data sticks, discs and exterior hard-drives. I should probably look at it first because research has marched on since then. I also have Piotr Sadwski's Jordanow 1939 now - describing the first ...
by gebhk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

That is indeed the case. However, A number of my colleagues are working hard to launch an English-language version of the Struktury website on Polish TOE's. Alas with regard to the passing of a generation. 10-15 years ago, it was still possible to ask witnesses about petty details that never make it...
by gebhk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

I too have the Skirmish Campaigns offering. While great fun, its OdeBs, it appears, emanated more from someone's imagination(s) than from history. For amusement, years ago, I went through the booklet and replaced them with something more recognisable for both sides albeit I did nothing to alter the ...
by gebhk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

No one source. The foundation is General Staff order L.dz 3696/Mob. Org.38 Organizacja 10 Brygady Kawalerii na stopie wojennej - Pulk kawalerii 10 Brygady Kawalerii (Organisation of 10 Cavalry Brigade on a war footing - cavalry regiment of the 10 Cavalry Brigade) issued on 23.12.1938; transcribed by...
by gebhk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Since I have the bumph to hand, here is the rest of the squadron: Squadron HQ CO and staff CO (rotmistrz - cavalry equivalent of kapitan - captain); driver (lance corp) with Polski Fiat 508 Lazik; batman (EM) Observer (lance corporal); Observer (EM); Despatch rider (corp) on solo motorcycle (most li...
by gebhk
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Platoon HQ Platoon commander (Lt or 2nd Lt), motorcycle driver with Sokol 1000 (EM), batman (EM) Platoon 2 i/c (plutonowy) 2 runners/observers (lance corps) 2 truck drivers (lance corps) with Praga RV (mainly) or Polski Fiat 621 trucks 2 truck driver's assistants (EM) 3 Sections ea: Section leader ...
by gebhk
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

I too would be curious to see these charts....