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Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member29 Mar 2018 11:14 p.m. PST

Dear All,

A mate of ours is home on short leave from his initial naval officer training and asked if we could organise a game of Team Yankee for him and his East German Tank force…

Anything for our boys in blue!

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More details here:
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nsolomon9930 Mar 2018 2:55 a.m. PST

Great report, well done that man.

Artilleryman30 Mar 2018 3:00 a.m. PST

Not very Napoleonic, but a great report with nicely done illustrations.

Tgunner30 Mar 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

Very nice report!

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Is that a Bren?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

Great AAR

James2310530 Mar 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Awesome BATREP!

nickinsomerset30 Mar 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Tgunner, it is the 7.62 "Bren" or LMG (We usually just said Bren) It had a different Flash Eliminator, straighter Magazine and different rear sight to the classic .303 WW2 Bren.

Tally Ho!

panzerCDR30 Mar 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member30 Mar 2018 6:32 p.m. PST

Thanks all so much for the kind comments. Yes the 7.62 LMG was in use in many British infantry units in 1985 – lighter and more accurate than the GPMG, but perhaps less firepower.

Sorry for the accidental cross post to Napoleonic's!

raylev301 Apr 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

I always look forward to you reports…they're some of the best out there.

Mike Tanner01 Apr 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Thanks all so much for the kind comments. Yes the 7.62 LMG was in use in many British infantry units in 1985 lighter and more accurate than the GPMG, but perhaps less firepower.

Sorry for the accidental cross post to Napoleonic's!"


I would be very surprised to learn the LMG was still in general use with regular infantry units in 1985. Our Close Observation Platoon (COP) used it in Northern Ireland but that was one platoon in the whole battalion. I would like to see verifiable citations before believing it was used by BAOR units during the mid 80s.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member01 Apr 2018 10:43 p.m. PST

Needless to say I'm not going to bother providing you with veritable citations as I am indifferent to your surprise… I don't know about regular units, apart from the 3 Royal Marine Commandos, but prior to that I know from personal experience that both 4th Bn RRW and 2 Wessex, TAVR, used them up to 1987…

Other than that, google is your friend! This wiki reference to its use in the First Gulf War, 1991, may help you on your way:
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Part time gamer19 Apr 2018 11:58 p.m. PST

*4 – 1 – 7
You always put on a good game and great batrep, or a great game & a good rep, )

As for the Bren, I knew it looked familiar right off, though I'm not ex-military. My only surprise was that I had thought it had been left behind in the late 40's, early 50's.
Like you I don't mind using Wiki as a 'starting' point, but ya' never really know, 'just who's writing this?'
But I cant blame Wiki, its impossible to 'certify' every article.

Thanks again
Great Rep & pics

bluewillow29 Apr 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

Great stuff mate, be stealing that scenario i think.

cheers
Matt

nickinsomerset07 May 2018 11:31 p.m. PST

Mike T. The LMG was used by some TAVR units, but Infantry in BAOR were not so equipped. It was found in the R Sigs and I think R Engrs in BAOR,

Tally Ho!

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