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by hedgehobbit
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rifle Grenades Vs Armour
Replies: 17
Views: 2720

Re: Rifle Grenades Vs Armour

I researched AT rifle grenades a few years ago and this is the chart I came up with. Only US and German, at the moment. They have a decent range, but accuracy drops off dramatically (+2 for each colored range band). For example, the US trained with their AT rifle grenades out to 75 yards but trained...
by hedgehobbit
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 8544

Re: Recce Troop

Several years ago, I posted an army list for the US Calvary Reconnaissance Troop that was in the US Armored and Infantry Divisions. The US Recon platoon was unique (I think) because it included three armored cars as well as three infantry sections in the same platoon. In addition, each infantry sect...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Post Scriptum goes early war/battle of France.
Replies: 1
Views: 3709

Post Scriptum goes early war/battle of France.

I know people here aren't generally players of FPS video games, but the mil-sim Post Scriptum's first expansion covers the invasion of France. I only mention it because it's a pretty rare topic for computer games. The graphics of this game are a generation behind but, even still, I find it a great s...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: May be of interest
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: May be of interest

A similar page but this one is WW2 only

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/FM/index.html
by hedgehobbit
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armored rifle confusion
Replies: 54
Views: 15158

Re: US armored rifle confusion

AFAIK only the US AR has this issue? This is only because most bazookas are simply ignored by the army lists. For example, every 57mm AT gun team had a bazooka and two ammunition bearers that were given it once the gun was emplaced. They were to move the the flank to protect the gun from being flan...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armored rifle confusion
Replies: 54
Views: 15158

Re: US armored rifle confusion

If I remember from a TOE/ order of battle that someone sent round last time we discussed armoured rifles it was suggested practice to leave at least one bazooka team to protect the mortars etc from armour, therefore if Richard has read that then it may be the mortar squad or MG squad to which you a...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 16
Views: 4965

Re: Smoke Grenades

Standard section attack drills for Germans included use smoke grenades or smoke pots in the final assault. Not sure how much it was really done though, I was always taught that advancing through a smokescreen was a great way to get shot. Last year I tried digging through the US field manuals to fin...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 16
Views: 4965

Re: Smoke Grenades

We use a random table to determine the quantity of the various secondary weapons: smoke, AT grenades, rifle grenades, panzerfaust, etc. It works for us but isn't practical for having a table for every nationality and every time period. Also, has there ever been official rules for white phosphorous? ...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Should kills also inflict shock?
Replies: 12
Views: 4413

Re: Should kills also inflict shock?

One thing to consider is that unlike other games the important factor isn't the total amount of shock but, rather, the ratio of shock to men. So even removing a man but not adding shock tilts the unit closer to routing. That's how I rationalized it.
by hedgehobbit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 7105

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

While each halftrack could dismount it's vehicular MG (and even had a tripod for this purpose), it doesn't seem like this was common practice. FM 17-40 suggests using the vehicular MG as support fire from defilade as this picture from pg 107 demonstrates. http://hedgehobbit.webs.com/Armored%20Infant...