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by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Poles errata
Replies: 114
Views: 11458

Re: 1939 Poles errata

I prefer to be objective and historical. I lose a lot. :? Yes that's why I like the Italians, it gives me an excuse to lose! (That is a very poor and stereotyping statement about the Italians of course!) I suspect people don't like the idea of losing Teams within sections because of the in game ram...
by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early British Platoon Video
Replies: 32
Views: 3953

Re: Early British Platoon Video

Infantry Training, Training & War 1937, which offers organisation patterns that are totally out of line to what was happening by September 1939. The infantry platoon remains the same, but the brigade and divisional support elements are largely held at battalion level and there are three battalion t...
by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early British Platoon Video
Replies: 32
Views: 3953

Re: Early British Platoon Video

"Likewise we ignore that the idea of a ten-man section was to have eight for actual battle. It was the same for the Americans, but their target was nine.' Not the same with the Americans, all members of a squad participated in fights. No left outs of battles. jd Ive got to agree with jd here. Altho...
by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Poles errata
Replies: 114
Views: 11458

Re: 1939 Poles errata

:) To return briefly to the Poles...... The following comments about the supports' lists are not an argument for change, just comments. Do with them as you will ;) List 1 The medical orderly was part of a team of three with two stretcher bearers. Rare for him to operate individually. Short of kidna...
by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 5959

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

Moving a barrage once its established is easy, even artillery batteries from a long way off can adjust by 10 metres. Adjusting is science... I don't know any artilleryman (and one of our regulars is one) who agrees with this. Windage, humidity, barrel wear, manufacturing defects, recoil tamping, et...
by andysyk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 5959

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

In fact under 10.3.3 there is a chance it isn't available etc which seeing that it is generally a list four support cost quite limits enough in my mind. You don't roll for battery availability the first time the barrage is available; you are guaranteed to successfully contact the battery on your fi...
by andysyk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 5959

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

John The Mortar Barrage is quite abstracted in the rules. But I can see why its done the way it is to keep it relatively simple. And still usable in game. I know it can "spoil" a game for some and understand why. In fact under 10.3.3 there is a chance it isn't available etc which seeing that it is g...
by andysyk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Poles errata
Replies: 114
Views: 11458

Re: 1939 Poles errata

Ok had a look. Slightly different than The Section Leader Manual. That's what I meant earlier about manuals being contradicting. Still yes two men are allocated to the LMG. However this is not a separate tactical element as it is later. They are two men allocated to the BREN but in action they do no...
by andysyk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early British Platoon Video
Replies: 32
Views: 3953

Re: Early British Platoon Video

I just noted on the other thread it was crossing as well. :)
by andysyk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939 Poles errata
Replies: 114
Views: 11458

Re: 1939 Poles errata

Yes GHQ School set up in 42 to train Section Leaders and Platoon Leaders who were supposed to take it back to units. Ive mentioned this on the Platoon Battle Drill thread as well. Interestingly the Germans dropped the idea of a separate gun team after Poland from 1940, from then on it was an integra...