Operation Mercury - A Custom Chain of Command Campaign

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Cassill
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Operation Mercury - A Custom Chain of Command Campaign

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Hi All,

A friend and I are hoping to play a Chain of Command Campaign for the Battle of Crete.

You can follow our exploits on my blog http://curiajulia.blogspot.com.au

I will try and update here and on my blog often.

Cassill
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Sounds very interesting will watch your blog with interest

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nice set-up and research, well done.
you should make a .pdf of the greek list and put it up for download

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pedivere wrote:nice set-up and research, well done.
you should make a .pdf of the greek list and put it up for download
Thanks Pedivere.

I might just do that - although please be aware that the research I have undertaken revealed a full strength Greek platoon as having three sections of 1 Junior Leader, 1 rifle team (7 men), 1 LMG team (2 crew, 1 rifleman), 1 mortar team (2 crew).

I changed this and added the mortar team to the HQ only as I did not have enough models to cover it. Also I assumed the Greek platoon organisation had varied since the amalgamated with the allies in Crete and left a it showed that a lot of stuff on the mainland (i.e. not well supplied).

If I turn it into a PDF I might do both the one I currently have and a full strength list.
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I am actually not surprised to read that the Greeks followed the french lead with a lot of light mortars/rifle grenades. I don't have a clue how authentic it actually might be, but you could raise to a medium mortar for the platoon if you don't have the models or at least two brixia, spanish style. I also find that light support weapons carried around (not deployed or firing), can be a nice visual alternative. This should be an easy conversion for a small mortar

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Wow, did the Greeks really have that much Italian equipment or does it represent captured stuff from the Greek/Italian war?

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Akbar wrote:Wow, did the Greeks really have that much Italian equipment or does it represent captured stuff from the Greek/Italian war?
By this stage the Greeks had a hodge podge of stuff from a lot of different nations,whatever they could get their hands on...unfortunately with this campaign I am using a lot of Italian stuff because that's the models I have. But yes,some mortars, machine guns etc were italian made, a lot of stuff was also captured.
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Part 5b has been put up on the blog - Introduction and background to the Greek Platoon

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Great work though I suspect Thanos has shaved 20 years of his age :lol:

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Truscott Trotter wrote:Great work though I suspect Thanos has shaved 20 years of his age :lol:
Yes, there wasn't too many pictures of Greek soldiers going around...I had to use what I could find :D
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