A stack of new options are being added to 28mm WW2 Dutch armies. May 40 miniatures are adding Infantry in greatcoats, Marines and Sailors to their range. These miniatures are available to pre-order up until 19th February with savings up to 18%.
APPROACH TO BATTLE. TRAINING THE INDIAN ARMY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The Indian Army was the largest volunteer army during the Second World War. Indian Army divisions fought in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy - and went to make up the overwhelming majority of the troops in South East Asia. Over two million personnel served in the Indian Army - and India provided the base for supplies for the Middle Eastern and South East Asian theatres. This monograph is a modern historical interpretation of the Indian Army as a holistic organisation during the Second World War. It will look at training in India - charting how the Indian Army developed a more comprehensive training structure than any other Commonwealth country. This was achieved through both the dissemination of doctrine and the professionalism of a small coterie of Indian Army officers who brought about a military culture within the Indian Army - starting in the 1930s - that came to fruition during the Second World War, which informed the formal learning process. Finally, it will show that the Indian Army was reorganised after experiences of the First World War. During the interwar period, the army developed training and belief for both fighting on the North West Frontier, and as an aid to civil power. With the outbreak of the Second World War, in addition to these roles, the army had to expand and adapt to fighting modern professional armies in the difficult terrains of desert, jungle and mountain warfare. A clear development of doctrine and training can be seen, with many pamphlets being produced by GHQ India that were, in turn, used to formulate training within formations and then used in divisional, brigade and unit training instructions - thus a clear line of process can be seen not only from GHQ India down to brigade and battalion level, but also upwards from battalion and brigade level based on experience in battle that was absorbed into new training instructions. Together with the added impetus for education in the army, by 1945 the Indian Army had become a modern, professional and national army.
As we approach the second month of 2017 it's time to think about some new releases from Baccus that will soon be heading your way.
As might be obvious from the picture above, the first item on the list is the new set of Polemos rules. Titled 'Ruse de Guerre' and written by Glenn Pearce, these will cover wars in the Americas encompassing the French Indian War, American War of Independence and the War of 1812. As all three of these are subjects which generate lots of emails to me asking which rules to use, I think that these will be very popular indeed.
I've uploaded a few preview pages so that you can get the feel of the rules.
The release of these rules will add a few new items to the Baccus ranges. Firstly, the existing AWI army packs will be withdrawn and replaced by ones tailored to the rules and scenarios. Secondly we'll be introducing some new army packs for the FIW
and we'll complete the series with a couple of armies to cover the motley forces involved in the War of 1812.
There will also be a new Boxed set for the AWI.
The rules themselves will be released in late February and will be available as hard copy, pdf download and as one of or 'Rules onna stick' series.
Moving on through the years, the next group of releases in the WW2 range will shortly be arriving in the form of some rather nice Fallschirmjagers.