most foreigners under Napoleons rule had been reluctant at best. Even those under direct Bonaparte rule. Like Jerome’s 1ers Chevaux-Legers from Westphalie. Raised 1808 just 390 of 500 reached the Peninsula. The others deserted on the way.
The Irish are often former POW, most came to escape the camps. The number of stout Catholics…[Read more]0
invisible officer replied to the topic Campaign Stalingrad – Don’t believe everything you see! in the forum Bolt Action 2 days, 2 hours ago
Hardly. R……… in a Warlord / Osprey product? Even the naming here is a ………… 😉
Hmmm, yes, I have it in my Blitzkrieg collection.0
invisible officer replied to the topic Campaign Stalingrad – Don’t believe everything you see! in the forum Bolt Action 3 days, 2 hours ago
Well, Noon had done the Hauptmann and the others without any unit ID on Schulterklappen. An omission that might be intentional to make it a pic that can be used for other books?
The wrong crosses on a 38 t are a pitty. But Romania got some 38 t from Germany.
The Tacam R 2 AT for example was mainly built on R2 / 35 t vehicles but also on s…[Read more]0
invisible officer replied to the topic Campaign Stalingrad – Don’t believe everything you see! in the forum Bolt Action 3 days, 4 hours ago
Hmm, it’s an artist impression without any local details. First publication location may be as wrong as the Stalingrad one. Floßsäcke crossing a muddy river……. Only the artist may know.
It’s not like the wrong captions on contemporary photos used as sources. One of the worst such xxxx use was in the crimes of Wehrmacht exhib…[Read more]0
Hmmm, a single Jagdpanther is against nature. 😉
Merkblatt 75a/20 from 14.6.44 stated that the use of single Jagdpanther was forbidden. The minimum unit was four.
In attacks it was to bind enemy tanks from front to allow Panzer attacks from the flank.
“Fester Einbau von Jagdpanthern in die HKL. ist verboten.” ~ Use in front line in f…[Read more]0
Hmm, one might argue that he lacks the protection from others serving as splinter catchers, 😉
My father used to tell me that as forward observer he never hitched a ride in a German SPW- (His battery was in an ID, serving along Pz Div. ) he named them rolling death traps. He saw too many men burned to death in the wrecks. Open top was n…[Read more]0
MTB and Schnellboote had DC / Wasserbomben. They used them mainly to attack surface vessels, running close along . throwing them and going away full Speed. The blast broke the Targets back.
They also used them in fleeing before destroyers and similar. Not nice to run over a DC….. .
Submarine hunting was rarely done. The boats had limited…[Read more]0
Warlord’s German historian was not asked about IR 950, the Azad Hind. So I doubt that it will be included in the next Normandie book.
The unit was organised from may 44 on like a German Standard infantry unit. Serving mostly as occupation force and retreating post Invasion it had few Engagements. It was never trusted , there had been…[Read more]0
Well, if you will be able to convert that Warhammer shield into a convincing German one you would be 100% able to scratch a Panzerschreck without any ready made parts.
But that’s just my own scratchbuilding loving me.
Funny how a thread can change. Now we are at the prices. And yes, some Warlord prices make me :-o. But compared to the on…[Read more]0
invisible officer replied to the topic Question about equiping Nid-late war US Marine NCOs with pistols in the forum Bolt Action 4 weeks ago
I wrote LMG, not SMG. It surely affects the leaders job. A good leader is not just showing his rank signs, he commands. And for that he needs all his senses to control the fight.
Holding that weapon is no problem but serving it is. A LMG demanded a lot of “love” to work. So both crewman had to focus on that job. No time left to look wha…[Read more]0
I understand that peoples dislike the Tiger fear. But it was a well intended rule based on history, a psychological rule based on the Allied hystery about Tigers. Adding historical flavor.
We have literally hundreds of reports of being attacked by Tigers – with no kitten around for a hundred miles.
And in many Allied soldiers ran from “T…[Read more]0
invisible officer replied to the topic Question about equiping Nid-late war US Marine NCOs with pistols in the forum Bolt Action 4 weeks, 1 day ago
That gamy discussions about words. I can just repeat, officers and NCO are with a unit to lead, not to kill themselves. Serving a LMG makes their true job impossible.
So they should loose any officer / NCO Bonus.
And yes, it’s no historical simulation. But based on history. And real world. You can’t do many things at same time. Th…[Read more]0
Not that thick can stuff but that formerly used on toothpaste tubes. They are today mostly made from plastic but other stuff still comes in that foil material. It is ideal.0
The rules are just one side, the problem for the Forum are the miniatures. The Warlord ancients are good but there are other companies with very good ancients. In old Forum that was no problem. We could show them too.
Last week I had a bigger battle setting on my table. But Punic wars – so not Warlord. And my EIR are metal, pre Warlord era…[Read more]0
The material I use is thin metal foil. Stable, good to bring in shape and free , I use the material left over fro tubesl
I add some sample pics, sorry, no chariot one at hand0
That Chaplains are 100 % non combatants is a popular myth. They are officers and allowed personal arms like pistols. Many British or German ones in both World wars fought. Even more doctors did. They too had a pistol. One German one even commanded a tank battalion for some time. Legally!
Only in serving in a hospital or tending a wou…[Read more]0
Obviously Battalions. French Regiments had 4 front battalions but they rarely fought together.0
The best Book is: Die Anstriche und Taarnanstriche der Kriegsmarine by Dieter Jung and others. There you find the corresponding German Marine names from the list linked by you and heaps of originally photos. Captions are in English too.
I met the authours often, they had been the best experts in Germany. Some are dead now, shows how old I…[Read more]0
The German 1944 Kraftfahr Zug / Platoon 30 ton had 10 Lorries with 10 Drivers and no co Driver. Zugführer in light car with a Driver and a Kradmelder with a motorbike.
For these 10 lorries and staff 2 LMG are assigned. The Zugführer had a pistol, all others a K 98. The MG had no special fixing point on the 3 ton Lorry. Under air attack the…[Read more]0
They had rules. But often ignored them. By intent, more often from Need.
Lucien Rousselot is a must and if you take the time to read it in deep it will help a lot. How it should have been. 😉
At Waterloo a lot of very old stuff was still / again worn. The battlefield finds show old styles of Buttons. In line and even guard units there was a…[Read more]0
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