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by gebhk
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9735

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Having the excellent AlBy guns aplenty, I did't feel the need to build any of the FtF ones, although I got one box. They do seem out of kilter compared to the AlBy and the real thing. Didn't go to waste though, because I used the recoil spade assemblies to convert two HAT Putilov's into Prawoslawne....
by gebhk
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9735

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

OK, just seen inbox of the FtF dismounted uhlans (what makes them lancers as opposed to light horse or mounted rifles is beyond me :? ). They are hard plastic which is great and let's hope they keep this up in future. On the debit side the box art bears little resemblance to the content and the figu...
by gebhk
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9735

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Returning to an earlier theme, albeit not directly related to Polish Cavalry, apparently HAT are in the process of producing a 75mm limber and team (I assume this is for the French Schneider mle 1897). If it's half decent, this would solve most of my artillery problems, as I would be reasonably happ...
by gebhk
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German MG08 or MG30 in 28mm
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: German MG08 or MG30 in 28mm

And I wouldn't be surprised if the odd MG 08/15 and MG 08/18 or two put in an occasional appearance.
by gebhk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 9735

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

Just seen the artwork for the dismounted FtF cavalry. Has anyone seen them in the flesh? If the artwork is an accurate reflection of the content, there will be a lot of really useful figures for converting into ammo carriers etc. If they are made from hard plastic that would be just heavenly!
by gebhk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Poland 1939 queries
Replies: 22
Views: 1853

Re: Poland 1939 queries

perhaps even the SdKfz 251A Especially the SdKfz 251 because it would appear likely that just over half the vehicles deployed in Poland were unarmoured, with plain steel bodies. This, more than likely, was a significant factor in the massacre of the 2nd company, I battalion, 1 Schutzen Regiment in ...
by gebhk
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tripod and Support weapons crews
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Tripod and Support weapons crews

It was done in practice due to necessity even a 25 pdr artillery piece!

Of course it could be done. It's what many heroic tales of military derring-do are made of.... :)

However ROF would be painfully slow and accuracy abysmal....

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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: 710

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: 710

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: 1093

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...