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by andysyk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Parachute Rifle Section.
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

Re: British Parachute Rifle Section.

Well if there is no or limited HE and the smoke from a single 2" mortar should be same as smoke grenade ie not blocking LOS but -1 then I don't see it as being OTT. I think not having a base plate would stop the airborne mortar from rapid firing but not sure how that translates to the game? PS Pete...
by andysyk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Parachute Rifle Section.
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

Re: British Parachute Rifle Section.

Yes, you did. That late 42 WE says 9 x 2" mortars to the company which then shows as 3 per platoon, 1 per section. Mind you, it also says there are 3 Smith Guns per battalion as well. Interesting air drop? 1 cup discharger per section as well? Hmm, now I need a RGL fig in desert gear, lol. And mayb...
by andysyk
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Parachute Rifle Section.
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

Re: British Parachute Rifle Section.

There is a WE table specifically for Tunisia. I will look it out. The 2"Mortar especially in the Airborne configuration is easily usable by one man. Although I do have a Airborne Section breakdown that lists 2 men allocated to it. This is mainly for ammo carrying. So officialy it was a 2 man team. Y...
by andysyk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation

The Australians at that time were as the British. They had a lot of captured Italian equipment by the end of 41. Rifle Sections in the defence of Tobruk are noted having 2-3 Breda M30 in addition to their own small arms. 47mm AT Guns were in plentiful supply. The Indians are a bit more problematic I...
by andysyk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation

Which nation and year? There were a few changes over the period>
by andysyk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Parachute Rifle Section.
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

British Parachute Rifle Section.

Does anyone have any knowledge of accounts of the British Parachute Rifle Section tactical makeup in WW2. I am aware of the WE, I have a makeup from 1943 from an Airborne source and I have numerous books and discussions over the years. I am completely familiar with all available period manuals. To b...
by andysyk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early War Handbook Queries
Replies: 104
Views: 14291

Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Hi Chaps Cannot seem to find a question about this here - nor can I find it in the Handbook Panzerbüchse 35(p) AT rifle and Panzerbüchse 38 AT rifle are listed in the German Arsenal - with identical stats (is that a typo?) but I cannot find them in any list EDIT: For some reason the search engine d...
by andysyk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early War Handbook Queries
Replies: 104
Views: 14291

Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Yes, that was what I was thinking of, mainly. Just checked on a few websites and seems it could be broken down into 8 mule-loads but had no gunshield to save weight. It was actually a howitzer and couldn't be fired at an angle of less than 15 degrees - which kind of rules out its use on the tiny Co...
by andysyk
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: USMC Helmet Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: USMC Helmet Covers

Id say it depends on how youre figures look? The unit would definitely be given orders on the "dress" to be worn for a landing but once ashore and in combat individuality would take effect. There are a lot of photos of USMC units with mixed dungarees, some camo, some plain, the camo worn different s...
by andysyk
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Army in the Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: US Army in the Pacific

Couple of snippets on armament, Guadalcanal onwards many US Army units stripped all Drivers/rear echelon of their SMGs and used them in the Infantry elements. In Sep 1944 the US 81st Infantry Division had an additional allocation of Armament. Each RCT had an additional 10 SMGs and 81 BARs- enabling ...