St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

St. Lo - Hell in the Hedgerows - Saturday 20th June 2009
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Gadge » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:16 am

Em ranks are fine.

I just dont want majors and scharfuhrers turning up.
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Yith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:18 am

Basically we just want people to let us know the ranks they have on. By the sounds of it NCO ranks are all fine for Germans...

For the allies, anything lower than Sergeant is fine.
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Wladek » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:32 am

Also the stripes on the back of US helmets should be avoided, as those who are 'of rank' in the game are not doing it then it would be helpful if other's didn't too. :good:
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:37 am

Surely the stripe system for the "real" CO and NCOs will be useful if you want to try out some WWII squad tactics?
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Yith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:38 am

They'll be wearing insignia on their uniforms, just not on their helmets.
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Wladek » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:40 am

It was not always used too, and apparently getting masking tape to stick on some helmets is a pain. :?
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Sgt.Heide » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:41 am

To the Germans and Americans, Corporal and below were buckshee ranks anyway. Have you SEEN how many grades of Sergeant the yanks have/had?
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Wladek » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:43 am

Sgt.Heide wrote:To the Germans and Americans, Corporal and below were buckshee ranks anyway. Have you SEEN how many grades of Sergeant the yanks have/had?


yup. Apparently a squad of 12 men had 4 NCO ranks in it. :shock:
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Postby Gadge » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:51 am

Could be worse ANZAC sections were 12-15 men led by a lieutenant. Thats five officers per platoon!
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:06 pm

Didn't the pre-WWI Austro Hungarian army have something like one officer to every three EM? All to do with a class system where anyone with a "von" in front of their name was a shoe-in for a commission?
(dimly remembered from third form history lessons)

The US stripe system always seemed a very simple and elegant way for the guys behind to know who to follow.
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby lipton » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:49 pm

works well in theory, but all it took was a turn of the neck and a german marksman's found his target.
NCO'S would also turn their jackets inside out to hide the chevrons to stop getting pick out as a target.(don't fancy doing that myself though)
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Steiner » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:29 pm

Sorry, can't remember - do the site sell pyro at all ?
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:07 pm

jethro wrote:
Steiner wrote:Sorry, can't remember - do the site sell pyro at all ?


do germans allways loose :whistle:


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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby che » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:10 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
jethro wrote:
Steiner wrote:Sorry, can't remember - do the site sell pyro at all ?


do germans allways loose :whistle:


In the field of International commerce.....NEIN :rofl:


and were better at drinking the night before might explain the scores a little
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Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Postby Fandanglos » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:07 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
All rank insignia must either be removed or approved by an organiser


Just noticed this. Does it apply for the German senior EM ranks (Gefreiter / Obergefreiter - similar to PFC)?



Keep 'em on Obergefreiter. You are going to need them :twisted:
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