Thursday, 16 December 2010

Rapid Fire 5th Battalion DCLI [2]

After a bit of research and some helpful replies to my posts on TMP, I've decided to modify the ToE for the 5th Battalion DCLI  to incorporate the unorthadox and unique reconnaisance platoon that was created by Colonel Taylor in July 1944.

Apparently, a hand picked group of experienced riflemen was selected from the three (later four) companies of the battalion to create a heavily armed jeep mounted Scout Platoon, attached to the standard HQ platoon as extra firepower when not being deployed. In game terms this will equate to three figures and a jeep, with the companies reduced accordingly to seven figures rather than eight.

Simple but effective.

I'm also going to add an attached HMG platoon and carrier from the MG Company to provide a bit of fire support, as this was standard practice at the time. Finally, I may add the battalion motor pool of a 15cwt truck and two three tonners but, as this is unlikely to end up on the table, I may just leave it until later.


  1. I think I know the names of three of the people sat on that tank. One is my father.

  2. Any feedback on the source of this photograph? There's an interesting story to go with the photograph.