Post by scottwashburn on Oct 17, 2017 20:56:27 GMT
This is a project I’ve been working on for a while. I wanted to build a squadron of US Cavalry for the All Quiet on the Martian Front game as described in my upcoming book: “The Great Martian War: Counterattack!”
By the fourth year of the war, the army had come to realize the near-helplessness of traditional horse cavalry. Despite some heroic actions, like the defense of Glorietta Pass during the Battle of Santa Fe (as described in “The Great Martian War: Breakthrough!”) it was obvious that cavalry needed far heavier weapons than they could carry on horseback. At the same time, the mobility and independence from a fuel supply of the old horse cavalry could not be ignored, either. So a hybrid organization was decided upon combining horse cavalry, motorcycles, armored cars, and heavy weapons which could be carried on pack horses. Forces such as these proved their worth at Little Rock and Memphis.
1st Squadron, 5th United States Cavalry
Its commander, Captain Frank Dolfen
The rocket lancers and bombardiers were considered suicidal, but effective.
C Troop with the Reeves Mark II armored cars.
D Troop with mortars and heavy machine guns carried on pack horses.
D Troop deployed.
The models are quite a collection of manufacturers. The horse cavalry and mortars are by QRF . Most of the motorcycles are All Quiet figures, although I modified one with a FoW German sidecar. The heavy machine guns are Blue Moon, and the armored cars are HEAVILY modified German armored cars from the Plastic Soldier Company.
If you are curious about the books upon which this is based, you can find them here:
I agree. You might wish to add a Mountain Artillery Battery on pack horses. I think QRF does pack horses with Mountain Guns, If not Irregular Miniatures does. Mountain guns were lighter, and more mobile that Field Guns and were Howitzers where as the M1897 75mm field gun was more of a direct fire gun. Hope you do not mind the suggestion to rounding out your Cavalry Force.
I don't mind at all. In the book, they are accompanied by a regular field battery drawn by trucks, but they are on the flat ground of the plains. In rougher territory mountain guns would also be appropriate.
boxholder: I don't know. If this is supposed to be a chat-type thing, I don't see how it gets to that. There does not appear to be any way to tell someone that you are waiting or find someone on line. It takes a fortuitous discovery that both are on-site together.
Nov 17, 2018 14:15:24 GMT
Quendil: Just above it does say what user are online
Nov 17, 2018 14:38:51 GMT