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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2015, 05:49:04 PM »
Do you have any details on their organisation? I gather from Wikipedia that an 'Escadron' was 172 men and a 'Peloton' looks like it was 18 men (or 13 in the first photo).

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #91 on: April 21, 2015, 07:16:17 PM »
it's simple
the base is the "groupe de combat" NCO in command :
half group of 6 spahis with a Chatellerault FM 24/29 light machine-gun ( the LMG was carried on a horse and not by the gunner )
half group of 6 spahis with a VB

the Platoon : Officer in Command : 2 groupes de combat , a platoon HQ of 4 ( including a VB )  and a half group of 6 spahis with a Chatellerault FM 24/29

Escadron : Senior officer in command : Command Platoon of 26 ( services , Senior NCO in command) + 3 Platoons

138 Officers, NCO's and troopers

There were more spahis who joined the british .
« Last Edit: April 21, 2015, 07:19:34 PM by lou passejaire »
Dans les situations critiques, quand on parle avec un calibre bien en pogne, personne ne conteste plus. Y'a des statistiques là-dessus.

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2015, 07:23:04 AM »
Thank you!  :)

Any more that you have would add value to this thread I think.

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2015, 10:15:18 AM »
ok so :

Infantry :

Groupe de Combat : NCO in command , 2 half groups : 5 troopers with one FM24-29 LMG , 6 troopers with one VB

Section : Junior Officer ( or senior NCO ) in command , HQ group of 4 ( including one VB and 1 NCO ) + 3 Groupes de Combat

Company : Officer in command , HQ section of 18 , 60mm Mortar ( with 6 crew ) + 4 sections

 

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2015, 02:25:32 PM »
Meharists released by Unfeasibly Miniatures ...



the only problem will be the rifle ...
those were used by the meharists :

the rifle modeled seem's to be the "mousqueton Lebel 1886-93 R35" ...

« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 02:27:40 PM by lou passejaire »

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2015, 06:33:41 AM »
Well their range is for the 'Beau Geste' era, so it makes sense that they should have the Lebel. It's a small detail though I think.  :)

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2015, 12:20:47 PM »
for sure, i have not been able to found the year the berthiers were issued to meharists ... ;)
It's great to have meharists and even if they produce a maxim MG with meharist crew, i have some spare hotchkiss so ...

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #97 on: June 23, 2015, 11:17:15 AM »
coming soon from perry miniatures :

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Apart from the German Paras on Michael's workbench there are also these manikins for Vichy French and Senegalese tirialleurs. Each will be adapted (e.g. attaching collars for the European infantry, etc) for each particular infantry type. Still not sure whether the Senegalese were issued with machetes in the middle east, any advise would be greatly received! The Afrikakorps are there just to model the Adrian helmets. These will be 28mm metal figures that could be used in Syria and Madagascar.

they wil be suitable for any 1930's colonial troops ( excluding north africa ! )

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #98 on: June 28, 2015, 06:01:43 AM »
there is some shortage of historical knowledge ...

as i said on a french forum , they need to start an indiegogo campaign to offer some books to the authors and sculptors ...  ;)


Hell, I think I even offered them my services some years ago as an historian in gratis (as I do for any manufacturer) as I actually lecture on the subject of the French Army of 1940, and yet they still prefer roll out clangers like the Boys ATR... <sigh> at least the Perrys appear to be paying attention to the actual historical equipment, etc. of the subjects they're working on... 8)
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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #99 on: June 30, 2015, 09:22:28 AM »
that's the problem with BA,
with the Perry's, they are ready to listen to peoples ... we have discussed about the senegaleses, putees or not putees, machete or not machete ...
it's easier, as they have some historical knowledge ... ( even if they missed a boys ATR for the FFL  ;) )

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #100 on: August 02, 2015, 11:27:49 AM »
small update

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2018, 10:26:42 AM »
update on the vehicle list, due to the release by Mad Bob of some french stuff

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Re: The French Army in the early 20th century - wargaming resources
« Reply #102 on: August 22, 2018, 10:34:42 AM »
Thanks for the update Lou.

All the best,

Helen

 

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