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A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« on: May 20, 2017, 10:36:54 PM »
Is there a source online that would show what types of platoons the various nations of WW2 deployed. Maybe something that broke down a company for each nation?

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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 06:10:26 AM »
I haven't seen that in one place.  The closest I've come is a series of articles that Avalanche Press runs on its website, but only for German infantry and Russian infantry.  If you do a google search...there is plenty on US TO&Es.  For the others (Brit, Italian, Japanese, minor nations), focused searches might get you there.

Here are the Avalanche Press articles

http://www.avalanchepress.com/BehindCounters2.php

http://www.avalanchepress.com/BehindCounters.php

http://www.avalanchepress.com/BehindCounters3.php

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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 06:41:13 AM »
Check out the World War II Source Book edited by John Ellis. Its the greatest book ever written!

It has TO&Es for all combatant nations. Its on the Divisional level broken down to regiment and battalion, but with the graphical TO&E, and the information given, you can figure it out down to the company and platoon level.

Here is a sample of the info. provided:



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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 06:44:28 AM »
that book sounds awesome :)
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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 07:09:07 AM »
+1.  O0
And there's also one for WWI. Both on Amazon!
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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 07:31:41 AM »
You can access the Nafziger Collection containing orders of battle from 1600 to 1945 with over 8000 individual pdf files through the Finding Aid

http://cdm16040.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4013coll11/id/1277   (click on 1287.pdf for the full list with links to the detailed OOB's)


e.g. German Motorized Infantry Divisions 10 May 1940

usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/nafziger/940GXMA.pdf

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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 08:57:06 AM »
Thank you all!  :notworthy:

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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »
You can access the Nafziger Collection containing orders of battle from 1600 to 1945 with over 8000 individual pdf files through the Finding Aid

http://cdm16040.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4013coll11/id/1277   (click on 1287.pdf for the full list with links to the detailed OOB's)


e.g. German Motorized Infantry Divisions 10 May 1940

usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/nafziger/940GXMA.pdf

I have all 3 volumes and they are very comprehensive.
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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 11:30:26 AM »
You can access the Nafziger Collection containing orders of battle from 1600 to 1945 with over 8000 individual pdf files through the Finding Aid

http://cdm16040.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4013coll11/id/1277   (click on 1287.pdf for the full list with links to the detailed OOB's)


e.g. German Motorized Infantry Divisions 10 May 1940

usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/nafziger/940GXMA.pdf


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Re: A question for you WW2 board gamers out there
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 07:42:31 PM »
You can access the Nafziger Collection containing orders of battle from 1600 to 1945 with over 8000 individual pdf files through the Finding Aid

http://cdm16040.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4013coll11/id/1277   (click on 1287.pdf for the full list with links to the detailed OOB's)


e.g. German Motorized Infantry Divisions 10 May 1940

usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/nafziger/940GXMA.pdf


WOW!  :wow:  Thanks for this link.  :bd:

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"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" - 1910

These are the saddest of possible words:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
      Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

"Tinker to Evers to Chance"
"where doubles go to die"

These three players helped the Cubs win four National League championships and two World Series from 1906 to 1910.