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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by xristar » 21 Apr 2011 09:27

YAN wrote:Sorry about the LMG Xristar I forgot to change it before I cut and Pasted the post. I have a small HQ in my Infantry Platoon,

1 x Lieutenant (7.62mm M.1929 pistol)
1 x Platoon Sgt (7.62mm M.1929 pistol)
1 x Batman (6.5mm M1903/14 rifle)
2 x Runners (6.5mm M1903/14 rifles)

Do you know if this is right and who was equipped with the VB

Regards Yan.
I checked again my sources (basically a squad leader's manual from 1938 and the TOE from http://ww2greece.wargaming.info/files/g ... giment.pdf) and it seems that I'm wrong about the platoon VB. Well sorry. :D
I don't know about the HQ. I suppose it OK.

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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by YAN » 21 Apr 2011 10:23

No problem Xristar, you have given your time to send me some usefull data and forthat I am greatfull.
Regards Yan.

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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by xristar » 17 Mar 2012 00:44

I ran randomly into an article I had read before but didn't remember which contains some information on the subject. Apparently the platoon HQ was a such:
1 X second lieutenant or "warrant officer" as commander
1 X sergeant assistant
1 X corporal, leader of the tromblonists (rifle-grenadiers)
1 X signaler/messenger

The article also says that the platoon had 4 tromblons, as I had said initially and later took back... Also, by deduction of the total number of weapons given, the platoon commander, his assistant, and the messenger all were assigned rifles (category includes carbines). Except for the extra tromblon, all other number agree with those I had given before. Thus, the platoon had a total of 43 men.

The company besides its 4 rifle platoons also had 1 Command Squad and some company animals. The size of these elements, from a different source (a table from 1937, of "reduced composition") is given as 1 officer 8 other ranks for the company command squad, and 35 other ranks and 23 animals for the company carriages. The company also is given with a total of 13 pistols/revolvers.

I have come to realise that every different source has slightly different data...

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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by YAN » 28 Mar 2012 16:30

Thanks Xristar, you are right over different sources has different TO&Es

Yan.

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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by Dili » 28 Feb 2018 04:56

Any information available on cavalry squad?

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Re: Greek weapons and vehicles

Post by Dili » 01 Mar 2018 02:11

In meantime i have found that there is one Greek source http://www.trackhead.gr/02_research_GreekArtillery.html
that says British sent 18 US Bethlehem made 75mm guns Mod.1917 in January 41 and 16 were employed by the motorized division

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