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by hedgehobbit
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 6411

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

The TO&E you referred to? In my first post I had a link to FM 17-71 which details the various squads of the armored infantry platoon. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/FM/PDFs/FM17-71.pdf As to where the bazookas are coming from, it varies. The Weapons Platoon of a Rifle Company and the Morta...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 6411

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

Probably cos they USUALLY manned their MG's and mortars and left the zookering to the guys with rifles. As I said before, the mortar squad in the CoC rulebook is missing three of it's members, two of which formed the bazooka team. These men were armed with rifles and not part of the mortar team. Th...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 6411

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

Truscott Trotter wrote:US AR carry a bazookas in each H/track. You have to allocated men to man them. CoC list already allows this - you may take men from the sections and give them extra zooks.
The list in the book doesn't account for the bazooka in either the mortar or machine gun squads.
by hedgehobbit
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 6411

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

The confusion comes about because of the difference in how the mortars were organized between the armored and regular infantry. In a rifle company, 60mm mortars were organized into a Mortar Section composed of a Sergeant (JL) and three mortar squads of 5 men each (one of which is a Corporal). Hence ...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.
Replies: 21
Views: 6411

Re: US armoured infantry integral mortar unit.

I've said before that I don't agree with the US armored infantry list in the rulebook. Here's the mortar squad's composition according to US FM 17-71 1 Sergeant, squad leader 1 Gunner No. 1 1 Gunner No. 2 2 Ammunition handlers 2 Riflemen (who can form the bazooka team if needed) 1 Driver The Gunner ...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 5300

Re: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles

There really is two different questions here. First, can a infantry SL activate a tank? That seems to be a clear No. But there is another question about all other armed vehicles that are often in the same Company or Battalion as the SL. Such as the armored cars inside a US cavalry recon platoon, the...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Full mechanised/armoured infantry platoons
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: Full mechanised/armoured infantry platoons

Why only one half and not all full 14 ? When looking at the cost in the CoCulator, it takes twice as many points for +1 Force Rating as it does for +1 Support List value. This is also true in the Big CoC platoon construction rules where every two points of Support List value increase the Force Rati...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Full mechanised/armoured infantry platoons
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: Full mechanised/armoured infantry platoons

I worked out a fully mounted US armored infantry platoon and it came out to +19. The difference between it and the Germans is that the unmounted US armored infantry platoon in the rulebook is missing 5 of it's MGs. So instead of adding unarmed vehicles, I have to add MG equipped M3 half-tracks (each...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US para M1918 MGs
Replies: 12
Views: 3621

Re: US para M1918 MGs

Three men crews seemed to be the standard in squad level M1919A4s. Well, three crewmen and a squad leader/asst. squad leader. This is how the US armored infantry squads worked*. The M1917 normally had a four man crew and the M1919A6 actually only used a two-man crew. Again, this goes back to the deb...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Morale Class of Support Units
Replies: 11
Views: 3178

Re: Morale Class of Support Units

In an ideal world, every platoon type would have it's own custom Support List.