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Richard Baber19 May 2023 9:03 a.m. PST

scenario and AAR over on my blog:

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2023 11:36 a.m. PST

Great AAR – those Punjabi troopers were tough as a coffin nail!

Richard Baber19 May 2023 11:58 a.m. PST

Unfortunately after this action they ended up in a world of hurt at Mezze (scenario to come).

Durban Gamer20 May 2023 3:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting another great Syria WW2 AAR. When I saw the French heavy stuff I thought they would win for sure. But the gallantry of the Punjabis gave them the day, just as in real life!

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 4:32 a.m. PST

Punjabis have ALWAYS been good! Says Brit.

Richard Baber20 May 2023 4:33 a.m. PST

Thanks, in the piece i read about this small action, it did note the Punjabi managed to knock out a couple of French light tanks using grenades. The main mistake the French made (in the game) was not supporting the tanks with even a couple of infantrymen each, these may have been able to keep the gallent Panjabs away from their comrades.

advocate20 May 2023 9:58 a.m. PST

Wouldn't the 2" mortar normally fire smoke rather than HE? I know they did have HE rounds, but usually in very limited numbers.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2023 10:07 a.m. PST

Richard, great battle as always. Syria is on my list of projects.


Andy ONeill20 May 2023 11:45 a.m. PST

If you look at he and smoke round production for the 2" mortar that presumably bears some relation to rounds used.


Richard Baber20 May 2023 12:28 p.m. PST

The mortar only fired 5 bombs hardly over the top :) In this case we have to assume the Punjabi were more interested in the mortar as an offensive manner (lobbing bombs) rather than throwing smoke to create cover.

Weirdly even though phased out with the arrival of more modern under-barrel grenade launchers, etc The 2" got a bit of a revival and was brought back and used quite a bit in Afghanistan as it could lob bombs from prone positions better than modern types. I had a long conversation with a Para about it during and airshow in Swansea, UK.

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