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by hedgehobbit
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Cavalry Recon Platoon
Replies: 24
Views: 8779

Re: US Cavalry Recon Platoon

The germans in early war had several companies of MC infantry so a platoon of MC infantry would be the basis of my list.I would be using the 4 wheel series as my primary support with the companies support troop of door knockers and infantry guns (7.5 cm lights)on higher suport lists id look for the...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Cavalry Recon Platoon
Replies: 24
Views: 8779

Re: US Cavalry Recon Platoon

Yes please Rich, it would be interesting to see what would be done with platoons with integral vehicles. I already have all the vehicles so it would be cool to try it on the table. I'm curious what you thought the Force Rating would be on my list. Anyway, after I finished the US recon platoon, I st...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Re: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades

This manual was published in June 1942 the US Army had only been at war for 6 months and what if any real combat experiences would they have had with enemy vehicles. The version I was quoting was dated March 18, 1944. The 1942 version doesn't mention the bazooka in that first section. Here some pic...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Re: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades

Posting to myself again .... Found some more information from US FM 7-10 (Rifle Company) Pg 4. - "ANTITANK RIFLE GRENADE M9Al. This grenade is effective against all known light and medium tanks;" Pg 7 talking about bazookas - "The performance of the high explosive rocket is generally similar to that...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Cavalry Recon Platoon
Replies: 24
Views: 8779

US Cavalry Recon Platoon

I wrote up a list for the US Cavalry Recon Platoon. The platoon is composed of three M8 armored cars and six jeeps; three with M1919 MGs and three with 60mm mortars. I'm trying to get the wording complete while simple enough because the teams can deploy either on their jeeps or dismounted as either ...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Re: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades

It seems to me that if the AT grenades were anywhere near effective, they would have been more available and more used. Instead of having to have two men lug around a large and clumsy tube and ammunition, you would just have an attachment and a few grenades. The advantage of the bazooka is range. I...
by hedgehobbit
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Re: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades

The US ones were, from memory, largely discarded once the bazooka came in, but certainly relevant for Torch and also some use in Italy and other theatres. Off hand, the penetration figures surprise me slightly. I was thinking that the Germans ones would play a more important role on the east front ...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank Rifle Grenades
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

Anti-tank Rifle Grenades

“He is always prepared to fire antitank rifle grenades on hostile tanks coming within range.” Duties of an assistant squad leader – FM 7-10 pg 181 This is one weapon that didn’t make the cut in CoC. I’ve seen mention of its use in many US Field Manuals so I thought I’d try and make up some rules. T...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams
Replies: 16
Views: 4990

Re: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams

There's a point in the CoC YouTube videos (number 4, at the 7:15 minute mark) where Rich uses a single "1" to both split off and move a scout team from a British section. That might have been a mistake (or based on earlier rules since Rich mentions long ranged fire as well)
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams
Replies: 16
Views: 4990

Re: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams

One thing that should be emphasized more in the rules in that if you activate a squad with a "2" to move, the squad has to move together (maintain coherency if you prefer). You can't send soldiers off on their own. This is even true if the squad is already composed of multiple teams. You can't send ...