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by ocollens
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Very light artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Very light artillery

Great stuff Rich!
by ocollens
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Very light artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Very light artillery

The smallest piece or ordnance listed in SP2 is a light gun (a three or four pounder). I have the excellent Perry Queen's Ranger amusette (a one pounder) and I intend to improvise the two pounder Woodruff guns used on Grierson's Raid and elsewhere in the West in the ACW (probably using a mountain ho...
by ocollens
Wed May 11, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 7478

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

There was also the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment, a regular unit. It was recruited from British soldiers of at least 15 years experience and was a true rifle regiment in that they wore green and were all trained to skirmish. I would imagine that their Brunswick rifles were replaced by Enfields for t...
by ocollens
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Belgian List questions
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Belgian List questions

I am no expert but do field a Chass. Arden. platoon for CoC. Best think of the the DBT as a grenade launcher rather than a proper mortar - note how it is penalised by halving the firepower when it first fires at a target. The FN30 was based on the BAR. It was slightly better by some accounts but sti...
by ocollens
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Designated marksman
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Designated marksman

Nowadays there is a distinction between the roles of the designated marksman and the sniper, they have different training programmes and even different weapons. The former is a part of a unit and is there to to enhance its long-range firepower, the latter is much closer to the role snipers are expec...
by ocollens
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advanced Ofiicers Course Fort Benning student papers
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Advanced Ofiicers Course Fort Benning student papers

If this archive http://www.benning.army.mil/library/content/Virtual/Donovanpapers/wwii/index.htm is known to you sorry but although I have used and downloaded stuff from CARL at Fort Leavenworth over the years I did not know about this one. The beauty of these sources is that they seem principally t...
by ocollens
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: socket mine?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: socket mine?

Thanks Pat, that clears that up. Mind you I'd have preferred whoa mahomed's answer as I can't find any bridges or underpasses on the maps.
by ocollens
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: socket mine?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

socket mine?

In the Robin Hood's Black Gold campaign in the Summer Special there is mention of a socket mine. Unfortunately it is not defined in any way (unless I am being ultra blind). Checking the Web no joy although I did download Clarke Arming the Home Guard (PhD Cranfield) via ETHOS which is v informative a...
by ocollens
Tue May 20, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: US Rangers

Mikey I used the cliff example merely as an example - of course most of the time they would simply be moving more easily over obstacles etc. I think the Marching Fire businees is out of character for troops who were supposed to use stealth - one of the several qualifications for calling them special...
by ocollens
Tue May 20, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Rangers
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

US Rangers

I have been attempting to put together a list for the period 1942-1945. From James Ladd and various Leavenworth publications it seems that the platoon was as follows: HQ Lt Carbine or SMG or MI Garand Senior Leader Sergeant MI Senior Leader Sniper (perhaps - he was actually called a sniper/grenadier...