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by Groupe_Franc
Thu May 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 37mm canister
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

37mm canister

I was reminded of this little joy while looking into the Papua campaign over the weekend. According to the Army's Official History, "the 37-mm. antitank gun with canister was an excellent antipersonnel weapon". And it was used to good effect by the Marines on Guadalcanal. Was it used in other theatr...
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US Army in the Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

Re: US Army in the Pacific

Looking into the activities of the 41st Infantry Division over Memorial Day weekend suggested several ideas/questions mainyl based on the New Guinea campaign. It looks like the main part of the rifle platoon in use on New Guinea was identical to the organization in the rule book. Differences would b...
by Groupe_Franc
Sat May 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More Rivers To Cross PSC
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: More Rivers To Cross PSC

I wonder (and it's just that) how long it takes for the follow-on force to assemble, get moving and cross table #1. Half an hour? An hour? Granted the retreating defender would need some time to re-organize. So it makes sense that both sides use what they have at the end of the 1st game. The other d...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri May 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: More Rivers To Cross PSC
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: More Rivers To Cross PSC

It's in the Lard Magaziine 2018 available at the Lardies store. I had ignored it because for some reason I'd thought it to be about the BEF (I'm a Francophile). Here's where it gets good. My grandson has just started making noises about doing a little gaming this summer. How about matching fallschir...
by Groupe_Franc
Fri May 24, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

The TO&E for the infantry battalion at this location http://enpointe.perso.infonie.fr/di.html
shows 1 grenade launcher per section and one further one at platoon HQ. That's 4 VB's per platoon. So I'm going to assume an oversight.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

For the French, the Replacements and Reinforcements section specifies the men's opinion as +1. In the campaign briefing it is given as 0. Which is correct? As a Francophile I'd prefer +1 especially as the 1st DIM was one of the better divisions. But I'm open to opinions.
by Groupe_Franc
Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

The VB Junior Leader In the Gembloux PSC

In the 1940 Blitzkrieg supplement, the VB-Grenadier Junior Leader is listed as having his own grenade launcher. But the VB Junior Leader has no weapon listed. Can I assume that this is an oversight? TIA
by Groupe_Franc
Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Berliet VUDB personnel carrier?
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Berliet VUDB personnel carrier?

With their black leather jackets and motorcycle boots. Or am I too old. (I'm a Francophile so am not interested in Belgian issues).
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 10769

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

Whoops. Should have written "complicated" not "complete".
by Groupe_Franc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862
Replies: 41
Views: 10769

Re: Army List - British Intervention Force, 1862

I'm going to take a minority position here. I suggest that the Guards have the same attributes as the Line. AFAIK Guards officers were socially prominent and wealthy but I don't know if their battalions performed better than line battalions. As far as the Armstrong artillery goes, my guess is that t...