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by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Walking a Smoke Barrage!
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Walking a Smoke Barrage!

The whole notion of tweaking barrages given the time and ground scales in CoC is nonsensical. I’ve read all the theory, and the accounts and tweaking by 20yards in a GUARANTEED MANNER just wasn’t possible despite what Andy will doubtless try to tell us. Otherwise, FF incidents would never have happ...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Walking a Smoke Barrage!
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Walking a Smoke Barrage!

Never heard of walking a smoke barrage in real life. Have you got an example of one? More likely they will drift with the wind and not in the direction you want. Common practice to correct the smoke screen, especially if deployed in front of advancing Infantry. Wind direction etc was all calculated...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS
Replies: 45
Views: 3600

Re: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS

Some units did employ manual tactics and quite successfully. There are accounts. Others didn't, others were incapable due to a lack of training knowledge. For example Ive come across accounts/reports from British/German/US that say they are no longer able to conduct small scale tactics effectively d...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Walking a Smoke Barrage!
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Walking a Smoke Barrage!

Well by the rules Hand Grenade and LM smoke is only removed at the end of a Turn. MM Smoke should then also remain until the end of a turn.... A barrage ends at the end of a turn.

So yes your smoke area would get larger.
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS
Replies: 45
Views: 3600

Re: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS

Would it not be simpler to make all squads single team squads? My reading is that is how they tended to operate in combat the team manourvers were fine in peace time drills but combat changed things very quickly. In fact I am currently reading a book written by an SAS section leader. In theory had ...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS
Replies: 45
Views: 3600

Re: CONCERNS WITH SINGLE-TEAM SQUADS

Len. I too have considered the single team superiority. Youre fix would seem to be a good one. Most squads that did fight as a single team still had allocations within the squad so these non-deployable elements can be identified. I think the split team squads are even more penalised in the F Series ...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: White gloves worn by Japanese infantrymen.
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: White gloves worn by Japanese infantrymen.

White knit cotton work gloves called 軍手 (gunte) short for 軍用手袋 meaning "military gloves" were used quite extensively by IJA soldiers as work gloves, and are even now being made, sold and used commonly in Japan as durable and cheap work gloves. They seem to have been intended for fatigues, the only p...
by andysyk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Resources for campaign South Pacific Theatre

The Army units had M1s in the Infantry elements. The TOE was based around the M1.
by andysyk
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 5331

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

The boundry of a barrage is factored into the fireplan, DEP/CEP is calculated in. That's why there is a safety distance. As long as its aimed at the same point the centre of the barrage remains constant- it doesn't float around the battlefield! It wouldn't be much use if youre barrage drifted consta...
by andysyk
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Parachute Rifle Section.
Replies: 40
Views: 4041

Re: British Parachute Rifle Section.

Initially in the WE Tables there is only 6 Smoke bombs per man and 12 Illum in reserve. I have also seen reports and orders from Tunisia which also list 6 Smoke bombs per man. No HE on ammo lists. They are not a Platoon Weapon in Airborne use they are a Section weapon. As I said initial use was to c...