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French Motorcycle and Cavalry Questions

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm
by IronDuke1813
Hello all,

I've been thinking about getting Dutch and Belgian figures for 1940 for weeks now, so it's only proper that I'm second-guessing myself and planning French platoons now! :lol: In my perusing of the Blitzkrieg 1940 book, I've had two questions come up:

1) If I wanted to portray a motorcycle platoon in the RDP or RAM of a Light Cavalry Division, I should just be able to use the list/org for the Reconnaissance Motorcycle Fusilier Platoon and use the DLC support list, correct? I've been gleaning some info from the web and my library and don't see any major differences in platoon organization.

2) If I decide to field a platoon of Spahis, should I just life the special rules for the North African Tirailleurs and apply it to the cavalry platoon, use the special Spahi rules from the CoC Abyssinia supplement, or a combination of the two? Open for suggestions. I think it would be a really unique platoon to run (and EWM even carries figures for it!).

Maybe I'll go with the Dutch and Belgians anyway, but my curiosity is piqued.

Cheers,

Andrew

Re: French Motorcycle and Cavalry Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:25 am
by redmist1122
I bought the French motorcycle troops from Crusader for a Reconnaissance Motorcycle Fusilier Platoon. They can also second for the Groupe Franc Motorisé de Cavalerie. Both lists let you select motorcycles from the list for each Group so equipped. Plus they may select support from the Division type which they are serving at no additional costs.

Hope that helps.

Re: French Motorcycle and Cavalry Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:32 am
by IronDuke1813
I understand those two. The two types I mentioned are different units (from cavalry/armoured divisions), but I think I'll just use the list in the books!

Re: French Motorcycle and Cavalry Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:30 am
by Derek H
IronDuke1813 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm

1) If I wanted to portray a motorcycle platoon in the RDP or RAM of a Light Cavalry Division, I should just be able to use the list/org for the Reconnaissance Motorcycle Fusilier Platoon and use the DLC support list, correct? I've been gleaning some info from the web and my library and don't see any major differences in platoon organization.
Correct.

Re: French Motorcycle and Cavalry Questions

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:12 pm
by IronDuke1813
Thanks, Derek! One of those things that I was fairly confident, but just needed to hear somebody else says I wasn't being completely daft!