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Belgian 1940 Army List for Chain of Command

Belgium 1940
The Belgian Army list for 1940 has taken a bit of time, largely due to my odd mix of schoolboy languages proving inadequate as some of the technical expressions in the manuals were, to say the least, confusing. In the end I was very grateful to friends from Belgium and the Netherlands for their great help in the translation work. Thanks lads!
And What an interesting force the Belgians turned out to be! Large sections, somewhat undergunned, but with a great emphasis on marksmanship in the defence and speedy, remorseless fire and movement in the advance. Indeed their manual looks remarkably modern to the 21st century reader. As a result of a four section arrangement, and their own platoon battery of grenade launchers, the Belgians are a high value force, but with a couple of very nice quirks that make them very interesting to game with. You can check them out here:
Belgium 1940 Army List

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13 thoughts on “Belgian 1940 Army List for Chain of Command”

  1. Hooray! Been waiting for this since first publication. Now to get my lovely Early War Miniatures Belgians out on the table and reverse the course of history.

  2. have a card to do that in M&B for Belgium 1914 but also apply it to colonial troops of all nations & other forces where the men and the officers might not understand each other – even if they speak the same language. when the card came up all orders form the next big man cost an additional command initiative point.
    Not sure how to model it in CoC with the dice though even if the rule would still work if you found a realistic way of determining when it happened.

  3. Djall – Chasseurs Ardennais aren’t covered by this – they used a completely different organisation to the line infantry. (I seem to recall a CA platoon was about 42 men, versus over 60 for the regulars, being made up of an HQ, DBT squad, and two large squads with two BARs in each.

  4. I am very interested in the Belgian Army of 1940 and have a couple of questions relating to the information you have provided
    1) What are the manuals you refer to regarding
    “great emphasis on marksmanship in the defence and speedy, remorseless fire and movement in the advance.
    2) What evidence do you have for the Belgians ever using the Boys AT rifle? I have seen no evidence for this so far

  5. Pingback: Official CoCulator and Chain of Command army lists | Tiny Hordes

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