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Another Hypothetical Excercise...defend your city 1940

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by Robinson phpbb3, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Robinson phpbb3

    Robinson phpbb3 New Member

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    Hey guys

    Here is another exercise for you...

    It is mid 1940. You have using small arms to equip a defensive force
    your mandate is to defend a 6km wide semi urban- open country front.
    Using only light infantry weapons (ie small arms, light anti armour, light AA and a handful of mortars and infantry guns).

    You have roughly a battalion sized force. Consisting ot 500 trained regulars and 350 volunteer militia with very minimal training.

    Your foe is a contemporary numercially superior force, who may have air support as well as armour. You have to defend this sector. You can not allow them to enter or encircle your part of the city.

    The catch is you can only use weapons manufactured from the following nations...


    France
    Italy
    Hungary
    Poland
    Romania
    Japan
    Norway
    Denmark
    Switzerland

    You have to set it out in company allocations ie..

    1st Reg Company ( 100 men )
    80 Glisenti 8mm AP
    50 Lebel mle 1886 8mm Rifle
    10 Type 99 6.5mm Rifle
    20 Type 100 8mm SMG
    10 Hotchkiss mle 1909 8mm LMG
    5 Madsen 8mm LMG
    3 Type 96 6.5mm LMG
    2 Wz 35 7.92mm Anti Tank Rifle

    11th independent militia group (150 persons)
    etc. etc.

    as just quick general examples...

    Make sense?


    Have a crack..

    Kym
     
  2. Ricky

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    First question - when you say 'weapons manufactured in the following nations' does that include foreign weapons made under licence?
    This would, for example, allow the use of the Browning Automatic Rifle, as Poland produced them.

    Although how Poland is gonna ship you arms in 1940 I don't know. :wink: :grin:
     
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    im gonna have me troops march to the enemy arm in arm singing 'give peace a chance'...then i will have them spike the enemy guns with wildflowers ...would that work,do you think?
     
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    RE: 1940 defense scenario

    Air support and armor? How can anyone win that fight with just small-arms and other low-powered junk?
     
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    Tactics, efficient leadership, use of the terrain, use of the weather, distraction, deception, adaptation. Technology is but a tiny fraction of a battle. Read Sun Tzu.
     
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    To Roel

    You really know it all, don't ya', Roel.
     
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    Not necessarily all...

    Any other member here would have given you a similar answer. :wink:
     
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    well i would defend the city center with all my men, gathering weapons and supplies from the dead enemys and hold out as long as i could until reinforcements arrive
     
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    britain
    1st Company ( 100 men )
    50 lee-enfields
    30 stens
    20 brens
    5 boys anti-tank rifles
    2 2pdr anti-tank guns
    1 3 inch mortar
    1 25pdr gun

    2nd Assault Company ( 100 men )
    20 lee-enfields
    50 stens
    30 brens
    10 boys anti-tank rifles
    2 3 inch mortar
    2 25pdr gun


    3rd Anti-Tank Company ( 100 men )
    100 lee-enfields
    10 6pdr anti-tank guns
    10 40mm bofors light aa gun
    10 3.7 inch heavy aa gun

    4th Company ( 100 men )
    50 lee-enfields
    30 stens
    20 brens
    5 boys anti-tank rifles
    2 2pdr anti-tank guns
    1 3 inch mortar
    1 25pdr gun

    5th Company ( 100 men )
    50 lee-enfields
    30 stens
    20 brens
    5 boys anti-tank rifles
    2 2pdr anti-tank guns
    1 3 inch mortar
    1 25pdr gun

    1st independent militia group (150 men)
    90 lee-enfields
    30 stens
    30 brens
    7 boys anti-tank rifles
    2 2pdr anti tank guns
    1 6pdr anti tank gun
    1 3 inch mortar
    1 25pdr gun
     

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