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by gebhk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tripod and Support weapons crews
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Tripod and Support weapons crews

in reality most crew serbed weapons can operate with 2 men fir a shirt period without too much drop in rof. Alas, I have to disagree in relation to WW2 weapons. Even if we ignore the ammo resupply and C&C issues, a crew reduction to 2 will have an immediate negative effect on ROF. Taking the MMG as...
by gebhk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tripod and Support weapons crews
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Tripod and Support weapons crews

This is I am sure a playability vs reality sort of thing. Some real-life perspective on this is that for reasonable level of effectiveness a crew of 6 was required with most tripod mounted machine guns and with 81mm mortars provided a transport vehicle of some description could be brought up reasona...
by gebhk
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German MG08 or MG30 in 28mm
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: German MG08 or MG30 in 28mm

I would have thought any WW1 German set would have an MG08 so there should be a reasonable selection to choose from? Incidentally M1916 and M1918 helmets were still frequently in use, at least in 1939 and not just by later wave troops (and the 'not just later wave troops thing' goes for the MG08 too...
by gebhk
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 20mm basing help
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: 20mm basing help

Wot 'ee sed. I think there are only two points worth bearing in mind: 1) Make sure whatever you use does not shrink on drying (like most proprietary fillers - why on Earth anybody uses this useless stuff for filling cracks in walls etc when plaster is available in ready to use format, lasts for ever...
by gebhk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 20mm basing help
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: 20mm basing help

It does, but bear in mind cat litter comes in varying grades and textures. I find some varieties brilliant for mountains, caves and rubble but by and large far too chunky for run of the mill 20mm (and 28mm for that matter) basing.
by gebhk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 20mm basing help
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: 20mm basing help

I use steel washers because they are thinner than coins, heavier and come in a decent range of sizes. I build them up with ready-to-use plaster which I then dibble with an old brush to give texture. Don't use Polyfilla and such-like because it shrinks on drying. Personally I don't find sand/gravel h...
by gebhk
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: MMG vs Bren Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: MMG vs Bren Carrier

Not really helpful, but I can't resist. My late uncle served in the AA artillery of the 2nd Polish Corps throughout the campaign in Italy. Being young, frequently bored and lacking appropriate adult supervision, he and his mates entertained themselves best they could. That included amongst others si...
by gebhk
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: White gloves worn by Japanese infantrymen.
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: White gloves worn by Japanese infantrymen.

I suspect its similar to the 'all Germans wear jackboots and Y suspenders' thing..... :roll:

At least in the Japanese case, as you say, you can paint them sensibly......
by gebhk
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944
Replies: 85
Views: 6669

Re: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944

I presume there would be a longer range and greater impact from the Lopuski Vs the spring fired molotov's? Difficult to say, exactly (well, that's bleedin' 'elpful!). I did try to find some record of ranges for the catapults and other spring-loaded Molotov cocktail lobbers and found zilch. I will t...
by gebhk
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944
Replies: 85
Views: 6669

Re: Draft list for Polish Home Army 1944

TT- It just remains to be said, that you are doing a splendid job of bringing a bewildering complexity into the confines of what is, by definition, a simplification without, at the same time, losing the flavour of the events. Our hobby, at its core, contains the delicate paradox of using utterly awf...