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by dadlamassu
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone working on?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: What`s everyone working on?

For those interested I have posted a thread here https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/waterloo-refought-hougoumont/#post-116453 https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/116406/f1zb5qhnrahzfaepqy79arhfegwl4hhq.jpg https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/...
by dadlamassu
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone working on?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: What`s everyone working on?

It was a fantastic spectacle - 22,600 figures, 100 wargamers, 4 huge tables, teams of umpires, volunteers, "media" (students doing reports on social media). I commanded the British 1st Division (the Guards Brigades of Byng and Maitland and the Hougoumont Garrison) and later a brigade from 2nd Div an...
by dadlamassu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What`s everyone working on?
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Re: What`s everyone working on?

Not 20th Century so no pics. Had a great Day 1 so looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow (Sunday)
Been busy getting ready to defend Hougoumont and doing it very successfully. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotla ... o-war-game
by dadlamassu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

Remember that most of the troops on Singapore Island were demoralised, depleted and defeated remnants backed by untried and largely poorly trained Commonwealth troops. We must not forget that the Japanese, on the other hand, were well led and mostly exerienced victorious troops who were of high mora...
by dadlamassu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

An article in UK DEfence Journal gives a point of view https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-fal ... tastrophe/

Another perspective https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/fall- ... -campaign/

There are many more
by dadlamassu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

Spoke to a WW2 veteran at our Veterans Brunch today who happened to be from 2/A&SH he said they had "quite a few" Lanchesters and his granddaughter pointed me to this website (Smart phones are more useful than I thought) http://overlord-wot.blogspot.com/2017/12/argyall-lanchesters.html He was wounde...
by dadlamassu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

ianrs54 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:46 am
I have a major problem with the description of a vickers as "light". :)
Of course - that is why it is in quote marks. :lol: I suspect the weapon was removed from or part of the equipment of the armoured car.
by dadlamassu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Water Cooled Vickers MG in "Light" role

I was looking for details of a veteran who served out in Singapore with the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and found the usual pictures of the rare Lanchester Armoured cars. Then, in the smae photos noticed that the Jocks were equipped, not only with armoured cars but also with wate...
by dadlamassu
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: D-Day

Last night our local Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland held a packed commemoration service at our local Church - Kirk of Calder. Since I am the President of the Branch I had the privilege of hosting Moira Niven (Lord Lieutenant), Will Ramsay and his mother (Will's grandfather was Admiral R...