02/09/2014 at 18:07 #6878Martin LefebvreParticipant
I’d be happy with a mixed pack. It does re-enforce the rag-tag aspect of a irregular army.02/09/2014 at 22:54 #6913
Getting back to the OP, I wonder if Geoff is back from the Ukraine yet, ready to cast up those Helmeted Brits – I now have this months wargaming dosh burning a hole in my pocket…03/09/2014 at 00:52 #6928
Getting back to the OP, I wonder if Geoff is back from the Ukraine yet, ready to cast up those Helmeted Brits
Yep, I’m back. Just sorting the LAW66 groups and will get them over. Even done the pack with Sterling.
Did we use the L2A1?
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk03/09/2014 at 01:02 #6930
Now we need Dogs and a Panda in 15mm.04/09/2014 at 12:11 #7051
Check the photo for pictures of two dogs…
You can paint one black and white and call it a panda?
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk04/09/2014 at 15:33 #7070
Um….ok….kicks dirt….but a 15mm Panda would be so cool….04/09/2014 at 22:48 #710816/09/2014 at 08:37 #8442
Ok finally given up on getting any QRF Post war Helmeted goodness this month – blew my monthly allotment of wargame funds on the PSC ‘Not at Colours Sale’, including some more Zvezda T-72s (Oh and yet another speeding ticket – Grrrr!)
Maybe next month….22/09/2014 at 21:34 #9163
Ok finally given up on getting any QRF Post war Helmeted goodness this month…
Sorry… September induction time! (320 new students, lots of Tier 4 visas, and a team of just me!)
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk24/09/2014 at 10:13 #9304
Visas! Oh dear!28/09/2014 at 03:51 #9564irishserbParticipant
Just wanted to apologize to Geoff for not getting back sooner regarding the east Germans, had a computer glitch at the time, and been working 80 hours a week since, just not enough time in the day. Anyway, yes, the photos is pretty much what I’m hoping for eventually, but all of the QRF modern infantry goodness is appreciated.28/09/2014 at 05:13 #9566
So how soon will they be available for order ???30/09/2014 at 20:50 #9798
Finally going to Chas this week. I would think in the next week or two.
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk15/11/2014 at 22:03 #12711
Re the Canadian Section LMG – yes, it was the C2/C2A1, which was indeed the heavy-barrelled and bipoded version of the FN FAL. We had a whole thread on this some years ago, complete with links, photos, discussions of webbing, etc! 🙂
Company Weapons Platoons also had tripod-mounted Browning .30s, re-bored to 7.62mm, as well as 60mm mortars, so you’d need to do those as well. A couple of tripods were also carried to dismount a couple of .50s from the M113s (2 per company, iirc?).
The Canadians never received the M125 mortar carriers they wanted, so their battalion mortars had to fight dismounted and would therefore be another essential model for the Canadians.
Oh and Blowpipes and FOO/FAC figures.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/15/11/2014 at 22:06 #12712
How cool is that !!!15/11/2014 at 22:57 #12713
Hello Jemima Fawr! Welcome aboard.
Geoff the wait is killing me. I’ve already bought some lynxes and I am jonesing for the Infantry with C2’s, LAW66’s, Carl G’s, and GPMG’s. I’ll be lurking on QRF like a crazed stalker in anticipation of Cold War Cannuks, until I can get me some. Please put me out of my anticipatory misery! And in another shameless bid to get some more modern Canadian kit – LAV III’s….. Ummm! And variants! I feel so cheap!
Rod Robertson.15/11/2014 at 23:38 #12714
The shame the horror stalking poor GeoffQRF….15/11/2014 at 23:54 #12715
There was normally one and sometimes two C2s per Rifle Section – initially grouped in a Gun Group with the L/Cpl, but later split between two equal fireteams. They don’t seem to have had No.2s. C2 gunners wore a ‘bra’ ammo pouch rig, though I’ve not seen any photos of that (probably very similar to Bren chest rig).
The C5/C5A1 GPMG (re-bored .30 Cal) was replaced at some point by the C6/C6A1 (FN MAG). Both seem to have been in use during the 1980s. Both types had bipods as well as tripods. There was one per platoon HQ – I was wrong above, the Company Weapons Platoon came later.
Each platoon HQ also had a 60mm mortar. This was apparently ‘used without the bipod’, though again, I’ve not seen a photo. The South Africans also did this.
Unlike the British Army, Canadian Section Commanders were meant to be armed with Sterling SMGs, though in practice it would appear that many carried C1 rifles.
There is also talk of rifle section grenade launchers. Possibly M79s?
Some excellent info here: http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/tactical/infantrysection.htm
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/16/11/2014 at 00:22 #12716
Here y’are: M19 60mm mortar: http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/weapons/lightweapons/mortars/m19mortar.htm
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/16/11/2014 at 06:24 #12717
Yah, wot he said! So, when can I buy’em! The moment they all become available, I’ll be buying more Lynxes, M113’s, and Leopard 1a4’s from you as well, so there will be collateral sales for completing the infantry line. And as always… LAV III’s and variants for Afghanistan, eh?
Your Mechanized Stalker.
16/11/2014 at 14:50 #12725
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Yes, while cyber-stalking GeoffQRF is pretty base, my true shame is that I spelled Canucks wrong above. They may take away my maple syrup rations for that! The commissars of Canuckistan can be so cruel at times.
Rod Robertson16/11/2014 at 18:01 #12726
Wot he said! As it happens, I’ve just ordered a few more Lynxes in anticipation… 🙂
I’ve actually been here since Day 1, but the work net-nanny periodically blocks this site as ‘games’. I’ve also had problems logging in and then it wouldn’t let me change my password or register as another user to get around the password problem, but Mike seems to have sorted all that now. 🙂
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/16/11/2014 at 18:05 #12727
Correction to the above:
There were normally two C2s per section, though some reservist units only had one C2 per section until the reorganisation of sections into two equal fireteams.
Similarly, reservists were also short of CGs – regular platoons typically had one per section (3 per platoon), while reservists often had only one per platoon.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/18/11/2014 at 02:09 #12791
I see you have up graded your logo to the fearsome Welsh heroine herself. The picture is too blurred to see clearly but is that a picture of a miniature you have painted?
Speaking of up grades, LAV III’s would be a great up grade for QRF modern 15’s……just say’in.
Rod Robertson18/11/2014 at 12:10 #12802
She was converted (from a Redoubt figure) and painted by Martin Small for our Fishguard 1797 game of a few years ago. There are some profiles of the models and units here: http://www.fishguardartssociety.org.uk/The%20Battle%20of%20Fishguard,%20Units%20and%20Charaters.pdf
Oddly enough, Martin is also the man who made the M113 C&R Lynx for QRF! How’s that for neatly bringing this back onto topic?! 🙂
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/18/11/2014 at 13:24 #12803
Jemima and her friends make a fearsome host! Those are beautifully painted miniatures. Martin Small is to be commended.
Rod Robertson.19/11/2014 at 17:43 #12879
Suitably enthused, I’ve heavily revised my Canadian 1980s orbats:
I hope this is of use to someone? It’s designed for my modern mod of Battlefront: WWII (currently a work-in-progress), where each infantry stand represents a Section and each vehicle or heavy weapon represents 2-3 actual items. The full list of orbats is here:
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/19/11/2014 at 19:17 #12881
What does CWCA stand for in your orbats? Cold War Canadian A…….? Or perhaps it means:
CWCA China Wildlife Conservation Association
CWCA Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association (dog club; UK)
CWCA Collision Warning-Collision Avoidance (vehicle safety feature)
CWCA Colorado Wage Claim Act
CWCA Certified Workers Compensation Adviser
CWCA Chicago Wrestling Coaches Association.
CWCA Chronic Wheezing Can Asphyxiate.
CWCA Candied Wasps, Crunchy Always.
Great orbats by the way. We should really make you an honorary citizen of Canada since you seem to know far more about the country than the average well-informed Canadian.
I got misty-eyed seeing the old Cougars and Grizzly’s. Dangerous as heck to be in, but fine looking vehicles nonetheless.
Thanks for posting them.
Rod Robertson.19/11/2014 at 19:25 #12882
Cold War Canadian Army ????19/11/2014 at 19:49 #12883
Heh, my late uncle was a member of Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association… 🙂
Of course it means Chewy When Cold/Aroused.
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/19/11/2014 at 19:58 #12884
I’ve always loved Canada and Canadians since visiting during an International Air Cadet Exchange in 1989, being hosted by various CF units and Canadian families across that wonderful country. Memorably had my passport stamped ‘Canadian Customs – CFB Lahr, West Germany’. Will definitely go back one day. My discovery at that time of the superb book ‘First Clash’ resulted in my first 1/300th wargames army (4 CMBG in its entirety) and I’ve now started doing them again in 15mm. 🙂
My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/20/11/2014 at 13:50 #12913
…in the factory, any day now (Brits – done the Canadians with C1/C2 and a couple of others but need to fill the range our with TOW crews, etc)
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk20/11/2014 at 20:34 #12939
Yum, yum, yum! Gimme some a dat Cold War lovin! Dare I mention LAV III’s? Yes, I think I will. LAV III’s and variants.
Rod Robertson28/11/2014 at 03:27 #13324
The Lynxes arrived today and they are great – very nice little minis – I love them. I will be ordering more! The Cougar MRAP’s are huge! I love them too but I have no idea where some of the parts are supposed to go so I have some homework to do. Those AMX-10RC’s are formidable vehicles and look wonderfully predatory. Great kit! Keep up the great work and I know you know what the next Canadian vehicle which QRF should make is. Wink, wink. Once again thanks for your fast service and prompt delivery.
Rod Robertson28/11/2014 at 05:40 #1333204/12/2014 at 19:12 #13612
S tank has arrived too…
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk04/12/2014 at 21:11 #13622
Hot damn…08/12/2014 at 17:25 #13766
Sorry mate, I completely forgot to come back to this topic. Thanks for correcting a few issues – I’ll go and clean them up later. I had all sorts of conflicting sources. I blame that bloke ‘Tim’ on TMP… 😉
So we’re sure that there no Leopards at all in Canada beyond the half a dozen or so for training (and odd examples for technical training)?
In that case, some of the sources seem to have counted Leopards twice or even THREE times! I’m still wondering about the war reserve Leopards though (if they existed). A few mention that there were 19x Leopards in storage IN ADDITION to the 19x Leopards stored there for the flyover (C) Squadron. If that’s not true I’ll delete them. Again, it’s probably a case of someone counting the same Leopards twice.
I’m not sure that you’re right re the AMF(L) contingent, however. AMF(L) contingents were mainly single battalion groups that served under the British-led AMF(L) Brigade (for the northern option – I think the southern option was US-led?). Thus the AMF(L) Brigade in Norway would generally have a British, Canadian, French and Italian battalion, as well as a Luxembourg half-battalion, plus other bits and pieces.
As I understand it, the CAST Brigade (5 CBG) was an ADDITIONAL Canadian commitment to Norway, over and above AMF(L). Similarly, the British 3 Commando Bde (including Royal Netherlands Marines) and a US Marine Amphibious Bde were also committed to Norway, while the UK Mobile Force (1 Inf Bde) was committed to Denmark. The Canadian commitment to AMF(L) therefore continued after the CAST Brigade was withdrawn from the Norway plan in 1988.
Of course, just to confuse the issue, the AMF(L) battalion could occasionally be drawn from the CAST Bde, though could alternatively come from SSF – it seems to have rotated between them.
Incidentally, here’s one of my painted QRF Lynxes: 🙂
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