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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

DA BUG

FearAndLoathing08 May 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Anyone know where I can find a 15mm Rick & Morty, or a reasonable facsimile?

I've got plenty of white coated scientists, unfortunately none with spiky hair, and I'm too inept with green stuff to simulate it at that scale.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 May 2018 10:12 p.m. PST

Vietnam has requested China to withdraw its military equipment from South China Sea outposts, saying their deployment seriously violates Hanoi's sovereignty, increases tension and destabilizes the regional situation…

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laretenue09 May 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

An appeal to the Brains Trust that is TMP on the subject of German infantry tactics at Squad/Platoon (Gruppe/Zug) level:

Theatre is Normandy and after. I'd like to understand how Gruppen armed with two LMGs functioned. I'm aware that German doctrine made the LMG the core of the infantry's battlefield role (as distinct from British practice, which saw it in support to a Section's rifle group); the 4-6 remaining riflemen were effectively relegated to the role of ammo carriers or replacement crew for the voracious MGs. German infantry in the attack effectively walked the LMG close up to the target, so these tactics become even more compelling if you have two LMGs.

But at the point of the Assault, you still need bayonets and grenade-throwers, and I'm struck by how few bodies were left in a 2-MG squad for this sort of thing. By mid-1944, a PzGr Gruppe averaged 9-12 men if it was lucky, so with 5-6 involved in serving the LMG, this doesn't leave much. Rudimentary experience in my youth has left me with an idea of how impractical it is to attempt to run far or fast carrying a GPMG (even a lighter mag-fed Bren) and that this is not suited to rapid Fire & Manoeuvre. So how did the Germans resolve this and organise their guys? Even more so once Company strengths fell to 50-60, and yet they must have tried to retain the greatest number of LMGs on-line?

I'm exploring how best to represent this in units at the level of Crossfire or BattleGroup PanzerGrenadier (1:3). Pure skirmish at the level of BA etc isn't for me, but rather than bathtubbing a Section and calling it a Company, I'm trying to get the balance of automatics right in my three-base Platoons. Two LMG bases within Platoons of three feels correct (representing 6 LMGs, after all). But what to do with the remaining grunts: do they fill out the Sections/Gruppen, or do they amount to a useable third element? I can see them forming a useful support line in defence, but since when did the German army base its tactics on the defensive …?

If anyone understands the question, try helping me out …

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

I saw this Underminer Tunneler in Walmart last week. Size wise, I would say it could hold one (maybe two) 25mm figure, or multiple 15mm figures (up to a squad). The first thing I thought of was Pulp or Lost Worlds type stuff.

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As usual, TMP timed out and wouldn't let me cross post.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

The Desecration City Industrial Gothic 28mm Pre-Printed Terrain Kickstarter is ending son

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Armand

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 10:15 p.m. PST

Yeah, Tango, Da Bug on steroids! I don't think I've ever seen so many topics jumbled together.

Not like it was a contest or anything, though . . .

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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