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by SteveC
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More historic soviet section?
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: More historic soviet section?

Mid war platoon should have 4 sections, 2 with 2 LMGs and 2 with 1 LMG per TO&E 04/550-562 of10 Dec 42 which applied to both new and existing Rifle Divs, giving a strength of 40, with 4 PPsh, 14 semi auto rifles, 6 LMG and 16 bolt action rifles. Getting the extra firepower into existing units wouldn...
by SteveC
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tiny LW Soviet Rifle Squad...
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Tiny LW Soviet Rifle Squad...

This may be one of the organisation allowed to be implemented at Corp Level where formations are worn and are low down the pecking order for replacements. The last 'official' ToE was Dec '42 (it had 4 squads with 2 rifle heavy and 2 LMG heavy) but from 8/43 variation from this was approved for with ...
by SteveC
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: ‘O’Group
Topic: Fall of France 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Fall of France 1940

Interested to see what you do with The Canal Line. Real buggers muddle but certainly an interesting set of actions for O Group or CoC.
by SteveC
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC Bloody Bucket campaign (updated 30 05 21)
Replies: 66
Views: 10403

Re: CoC Bloody Bucket campaign (updated 30 05 21)

True TT but if you look how the game panned out, what ever direction the Germans came from, the American player could react to that without first giving some thought as to his defensive strategy. No requirement to at least have some plan makes any attempt to take the table very hard, and in this AAR...
by SteveC
Mon May 31, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC Bloody Bucket campaign (updated 30 05 21)
Replies: 66
Views: 10403

Re: CoC Bloody Bucket campaign (updated 30 05 21)

Luck of the dice plays a part. Leaving that squad in the open on the road was a bit of a gift but the decimation of the flanking squad in the building was pure dice. There is, looking at that particular set of circumstances, some argument for enfilading fire from a higher level to negate one level o...
by SteveC
Mon May 17, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: ‘O’Group
Topic: Russian integral at
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Russian integral at

AT Rifles were issued to separate, specialist platoons. By early '43, each battalion had a platoon of 3 squads, each with 2 AT Rifles'. This had evolved from the late '41 structure where the Regiment had a Company of 3 platoons, also with 3 squads but with 3 AT Rifles. Soviet TO&Es continually reduc...
by SteveC
Sun May 09, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Sherman tank question
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: Sherman tank question

Not a typo. M4A3E2 Jumbo was a more heavily armoured standard version of the A3 with 1" of additional welded armour which knocked about 4mph of it's speed. The M4A3E8 had the later suspension type (HVSS) and improved armour relative to the standard A3 but not on a par with the Jumbo. There a several...
by SteveC
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: ‘O’Group
Topic: France 1940
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: France 1940

CoC's Blitzkrieg Handbook should give you all the information required to build all the options - especially bearing in mind most of the German platoons were 4 section strong but the higher the wave number, the less support or modern weapons they had available. O Group doesn't distinguish between LM...
by SteveC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: So, erm...Universal Carriers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: So, erm...Universal Carriers...

Correct. Case of adapting rules elsewhere to cover this. Probably got missed because apart from one or two (short) references in campaign histories, carrier sections don't get much of a mention. It's not until the 4th man's added that you start to see them used as a mobile fire base and by that time...
by SteveC
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: So, erm...Universal Carriers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: So, erm...Universal Carriers...

With only 2 men dismounting from carrier, it rather suggests that the Bren (or Boys A/T Rifle) is left in situ on the vehicle with the driver, so the NCO and the 'spare' man only take their personal weapons when checking out the lie of the land. So treating them as scouts when away from the carrier ...