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Navy Fower Wun Seven08 May 2017 11:59 a.m. PST


are coming to fruition for Sunday's big campaign game. Some background can be found here:

11th ACR Inactive Member08 May 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

Looks Ok but,

Why not use real unit designation.

"25th U.S. Armored Division."


Come on even during WW-II when the U.S. Army was at it max it only had 20 Armored Divisions.

There is info as to who held these positions during this time period use the info that's out there.

Just saying.

P.S. that's 1st Sqdn. 11th ACR's sector.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 May 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

11th: Because those were the units used in the book. I have the whole list of units the C&GS used for their exercises, which is where Coyle got the designations.

Back in the day (1981-82) we used to play Napoleonics on the TASC terrain board of that area at the Infantry School. Good times

11th ACR Inactive Member08 May 2017 5:27 p.m. PST

That was one of my major disappointments in Coyle and other book writers, is why not use real units. Its not like there copyrighted or anything.

Yes in some cases it is sensitive material (unit locations) but at this date and time it's no big deal as to what a unit location was in the 1980's.

Yes I remember some of those fake unit designations for training operations back in the day.

I still have my maps for the war that never was. They come in very handy for gaming.

Over all it looks good.

badger2208 May 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

I believe because Coy;e was a servg officer and when you are a Cpt/Maj and say a given unit made a mistake the real life LTC?COL may decide it was a bit of a jab at them and take action. The Thunder 3rd brigade had a few problems like that, as do most units.


11th ACR Inactive Member08 May 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

I think you could be correct.

Navy Fower Wun Seven09 May 2017 12:44 a.m. PST

Yes just used the units straight from the book, TY itself, and the Battlefront supplements…

Had to make up the name of the highly improbable USMC / Aussie Combat Team though – although I daresay in real life they would have been quite the hard chargers!

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