D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 2013

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D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 2013

Postby Gunman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:30 pm

D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet
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It’s 16th October 1944 and the Allied Armies are short of artillery and ammunition across the front and time is running out. If a result isn’t achieved soon, the allied war effort in Italy will peter out and a hard winter will follow. Kesselring has placed some of his best divisions, the 29th and 90th Panzer grenadier and 1st Parachute Divisions in the way of the US 5th Army. Our story takes us to a short fix supply LZ which has been hastily set up by a regiment of the British XIII core only a few miles for the front. Desperately needed supplies should be on imminent and units of the US 5th Army are getting a quick respite. The supplies will help the British 8th Army hold and continue their progress along route 9 so this supply LZ has been given a priority.

Unknown to the Allied Command, 2 small but well armed German units from the 90th Panzer grenadier and 1st Parachute Divisions have found a route through the lines through the mountains passes and have located the LZ and plan to cut short even further the Allied Supplies.

This battle is fictitious but could very easily happened, especially with the continued issues both side had with the lines changing and moving unequally and the terrain being so difficult to move around.

This game has been opened to both sides but will be capped at 60 to ensure a great experience.

The standard game rules for D-Day battle with be used, but for the first time we shall use a real steel ammo limit.

More Intel to follow very soon.
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 MArch 201

Postby Wladek » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:33 pm

sounds good, though me and Dean would only be able to make the Saturday if we can get.

Can I ask which units were in the VIII Corps?* I thought that was O'Connor's chaps in Europe at the time.

* so as to figure out who to be.
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 MArch 201

Postby Universal Gunner » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:03 pm

Wladek wrote:Can I ask which units were in the VIII Corps?* I thought that was O'Connor's chaps in Europe at the time.

* so as to figure out who to be.


If you mean XIII Corps then I was already trying to find out myself. Round and round the houses with lots of differenet units being mentioned as having been in the Corps at one point. This list seems quite detailed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_Lin ... ry_1945.29

British XIII Corps (transferred to British 8th Army in January 1945)
Lieutenant-General Sidney Kirkman (until 25 January 1945) Lieutenant-General Sir John Harding (from 25 January 1945)

6th Army Group Royal Artillery

British 4th Infantry Division (Major-General Dudley Ward) (to September 1944)
10th Infantry Brigade
12th Infantry Brigade
28th Infantry Brigade

British 6th Armoured Division (Major-General Horatius Murray) (from August 1944 to March 1945)
26th Armoured Brigade
1st Infantry Brigade (Guards)
6th Infantry Brigade

Indian 8th Infantry Division (Major-General Dudley Russell) (until March 1945)
17th Indian Infantry Brigade
19th Indian Infantry Brigade
21st Indian Infantry Brigade

Indian 10th Infantry Division (Major-General Denys Reid) (from February 1945)
10th Indian Infantry Brigade
20th Indian Infantry Brigade
25th Indian Infantry Brigade

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade (until February 1945)

British 1st Infantry Division (Major-General Charles Loewen) (until January 1945)
2nd Infantry Brigade
3rd Infantry Brigade
66th Infantry Brigade


However looking at units in the US IV Corps part of the 5th Army and knowing your fondness for the "also foughts" Craig I couldn't help wishing the scenario was a month later so that the following could be attempted:

U.S. IV Corps
Major General Willis D. Crittenberger

U.S. 1st Armored Division (Major General Vernon E. Prichard)
6th South African Armoured Division (Major-General Evered Poole)
U.S. 85th Infantry Division (Major-General John B. Coulter) (from April 1945)
1st Brazilian Division (General Mascarenhas de Morais) (from November 1944)
U.S. 10th Mountain Division (Major General George Price Hays) (from February 1945)
U.S. 92nd Infantry Division (Major General Edward Almond) (from October 1944)
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 MArch 201

Postby Wladek » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:13 pm

How moronic of me, cheers Charlie

hey, there's 2 Divisions worth of 'also fought' right there alongside blighty... hows your turban tying Charlie? :D :twisted:
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 MArch 201

Postby Gunman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:39 pm

Wladek wrote:How moronic of me, cheers Charlie

hey, there's 2 Divisions worth of 'also fought' right there alongside blighty... hows your turban tying Charlie? :D :twisted:


LOL and you made me think I was being a fool then :happyclap: ...damb you Craig.

I chose them for that exact reason. Groups can play badged up as they like and I can give unit groups there own missions.
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby ww2stu » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:37 pm

Josh,

Just a quick one! What uniform are you allowing from a US point of view? Are you looking for infantry only or are you allowing m42's and m43's?

If not are you allowing dutch for this one?

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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby Gunman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:48 pm

43s are fine and if you have no choice, 42 jump siuts will have to do :good:

Theres no dutch in Italy :good:
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby ww2stu » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:03 pm

sorry i meant partisan lol. :rofl: :slap:

Thanks for clearing that up Josh. :good:

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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby dadio » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:18 pm

thank's for opening up the sat only as i was working sun and its too late to change.now i just have to decide on allied or german, thinking allied for this one, Charlie fancy being second on the Bren?
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby Universal Gunner » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:53 am

dadio wrote:Charlie fancy being second on the Bren?


Oh yes! :happyclap:
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby dadio » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:47 pm

cool ,see you there Charlie :good: only be for saturday though as i cant make sunday so you'll still need you'r own gun's.
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby Wladek » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:16 am

tried to squeeze this in, but no way I can make it. Sorry Josh, and sorry to abandon you Charlie, but some day all will come to pass. :twisted:
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Re: D-Day Italian Campaign - The last bullet 23-24 March 201

Postby Gunman » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:21 am

Wladek wrote:tried to squeeze this in, but no way I can make it. Sorry Josh, and sorry to abandon you Charlie, but some day all will come to pass. :twisted:


No worries matey, the weekends are getting chockablock with events now (not just ww2 ones) See you at lead if not before;)
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