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by lebedo
Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 58
Views: 38997

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

Sorry, just forgot to check the forum. Pm me your email and I'll send you my lists.
by lebedo
Mon May 29, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Infantry Guns firing rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1832

Re: Infantry Guns firing rules

Isn't the le IG in the support list ? That would make it a choice for deploying, I think.
by lebedo
Sun May 07, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Free French in Indochina force
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Free French in Indochina force

French in Indochina were much like WW2 Free French. It's not before 1951 that French army changed
by lebedo
Sun Mar 26, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 58
Views: 38997

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

On page 2 of this post you Can find thé rifle squad.
by lebedo
Sun Mar 26, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 58
Views: 38997

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

The 1st RCP, paratroopers, were trained and armed as American ones. They were the only ones to get a full alotment of Garand in the French 1st army. RMT were too armed with Garand, but they were part of the US 3rd army.
by lebedo
Mon Mar 20, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 58
Views: 38997

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

By the way, the Rifle squad was 13 men strong as there was an extra leader in the HQ .
by lebedo
Mon Mar 20, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 58
Views: 38997

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

Hi there, sorry for the delay... So you're right, French had mainly M1903 and M1917 as rifles. They had BAR's too, but some units kept their FM24/29 or BRENs. BAR was the basic weapon, so FM and BRENs should be in the support list. Extra BARs were reallocatedso that units had the normal equipment. C...
by lebedo
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Use support infantry to boost core platoon sections
Replies: 19
Views: 1750

Re: Use support infantry to boost core platoon sections

Free French did that too depending on the job to do. The Platoon Leader commanding 1 or 2 squads of Voltigeurs and his 2ic all the FM. Sometimes all the Grenadiers with rlg were grouped with the platoon's bazooka team. According to the 1st Army, in a study published after thé War, 75/100 platoon lea...
by lebedo
Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The Automatic Rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: The Automatic Rifle

Re- Reading French training manuals. Walking fire was part of the training and the doctrine in 1940 and 1943-44. FM 24/29 was an automatic rifle as was thé BAR. Should'nt it be treated as an automatic rifle ?
by lebedo
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The Automatic Rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: The Automatic Rifle

From what I recall, Fusil-Mitrailleur was designed to be a MG-Killer and intended to be used while marching. In 1940, French trained the FM operator to use his weapon while marching towards the ennemy during the close-assault firing full box in a few bursts. He was then operating the FM alone.