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Wolfhag08 Mar 2023 3:59 a.m. PST

I came across these that looked interesting for developing rules:
link

Wolfhag

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2023 8:21 a.m. PST

Nice! Thanks for sharing

UshCha08 Mar 2023 12:11 p.m. PST

+1

Michael May08 Mar 2023 3:26 p.m. PST

Good to know! Thanks!

Blutarski09 Mar 2023 4:18 p.m. PST

"NEW METHODS OF MACHINE-GUN FIRE" by von Merkatz
(translated from the German)

I have an original 1916 edition of this interesting document, but -lo and behold- it can be D/Led from archive.org

Go here link

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Blutarski09 Mar 2023 4:36 p.m. PST

NOTES ON RECENT OPERATIONS, July 1917
(translation of a captured German document)

Another very good reference I have a copy of the original document, but, once again, I find it available for free D/L via Archive.org.

Go here
PDF link

Table of contents:
> Instructions for gunners drawn from the lessons of the Battle of the Somme.
>Information resulting from the Battle of the Somme.
> The Hindenburg position.
> Notes on the work of an instruction division in the German Army.
> Estimates by the artillery of the moment when the enemy will make his attack.
> Lessons to be drawn by the infantry from the combats on the right bank of the Meuse.
> Experience of the recent fighting at Verdun.
> Some tactical notes on the recent operations up to April 7, 1917.
> Assault battalions in the German Army.
> German Army orders.
> Experiences of a division in recent fighting.
> Instructions for battle.
> Underground works prepared by the Germans before falling back in front of the third army.
> Notes on recent operations in front of the first, third, fourth and fifth armies.
> Supply of ammunition in the field.
> Information from captured documents.
> Supplementary instructions as to the construction of defenses.
> Experiences of the German first army in the Somme battle.
> Sketch of the organization and defenses of a division sector.

NOTE There is some REALLY good information in this document!

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Wolfhag10 Mar 2023 2:59 a.m. PST

I was talking to some Ukrainians that are operating in Bakhmut and they are setting up old water-cooled machine guns to perform indirect/plunging fire against Russian attacks. My grandfather was a Captain of a Machine Gun Company in France in WWI and he described how he did it during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. I'll these documents over to them. Most of what they are doing is trench warfare right now.

Thanks,
Wolfhag

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