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Footslogger04 Aug 2017 2:01 a.m. PST

I could do with some reference material for Canadian forces in NW Europe – ORBATS and vehicle markings in particular.

Can you suggest any, please? Online would be nice, but I would be prepared to actually buy a book.

Fred Mills04 Aug 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

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Here are a couple of references to try. The official history of the Army is also available on-line, via the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage, at this link (which is the pdf of the originally published volume):

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Kind regards.

thomalley04 Aug 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

Micro Armor (http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/mg3.html) has a supplement to their rules that has good OOBs and about a dozen scenarios. About 40 pages. Written from the point that one stand/model is a platoon.

I have a copy and thinks it pretty well done, though the I have only read the book and not played any of the scenarios.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

This book is well worth purchasing!
The Canadian Soldier in World War II: From D-Day to VE-Day

And in conjunction with the MicroMark Army Lists, pdf's available at Wargame Vault:
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This website is helpful: canadiansoldiers.com

Footslogger05 Aug 2017 2:07 a.m. PST

Thank you, those are all worth a serious look. Very helpful.

Footslogger05 Aug 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

"The Canadian Soldier in World War II: From D-Day to VE-Day " – book now on order.

I've got the two volumes on the British army in the same format and didn't know there was one on the Canadians.

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