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So, I am terrible at self-promotion, and while I've had a link in my signature for a while, I've never actually discussed my blog, The Vespers War, here. It's a look at World War I and (eventually) Inter-War vehicles and equipment using the 2.2 rules. I may also look back at the American Civil War, since it's interesting to me and black powder may see a resurgence in a post-apocalyptic scenario. I'm not keeping to any kind of schedule right now, but if there's anything in particular anyone wants statted out, let me know and I'll put it on my to-do list.
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I'd be interested in seeing the Spanish civil war
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I'd be interested in seeing the Spanish civil war
The French FT and Schneider CA were both in use at the start of the war and have been done. Information is scanty for some of the improvised vehicles during the war, but at a minimum I can do the imported tanks (of which the most important were the Italian L3 tankettes, German Panzer I, and Russian T-26 and BT-5) and the Spanish Trubia.
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I've added a pair of posts that were overdue, adding the Saint-Chamond armored vehicle (while it's often referred to as a tank, it's more of a self-propelled gun) and motorcycles.
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It's been over a month since my last post (and I haven't made much progress on the Spanish Civil War material), but I have put up a new post with statistics for American Civil War field artillery. It doesn't cover everything, but it has the most common field pieces.
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I'd be interested in seeing the Spanish civil war
I have some of that - T-26 tank, Russian armored cars, Italian L3, early German panzers, the Trubia, the Republican armored cars, some of the artillery, a lot of the small arms.

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Old 11-30-2017, 06:50 PM
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I've started work on the Spanish Civil War with a brief overview of the most common armored vehicles. I also have a Master Index page with links to every page, organized by time period and category. It should be visible at the top right of any page on the blog.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:09 PM
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T26 - ubiquitous pre-WW2 Soviet light tank that was mostly an unlicensed copy of the Vickers 6-ton.

FAI - Soviet light armored car (based on automobile chassis)

BA6 - Soviet heavy armored car (based on truck chassis)
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T26 - ubiquitous pre-WW2 Soviet light tank that was mostly an unlicensed copy of the Vickers 6-ton.
I have the T-26's gun as longer-ranged but lower-powered, from running it through FF&S.
Where your version is:
Rng: 250
HE: C:2 B:5 Pen: -4C
KE: Dam: 16 Pen: 8/3/2

Mine is:
45mm L/46 Tank Gun Model 1932
Rld: 1 Rng: 355
HE: C:2 B:10 Pen: Nil
KE: Dam: 10 Pen: 6/5/4/3
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I've made four posts today, adding the T-26, BT-5, CV-33 and CV-35, and Panzer I for T2k v2. The Trubia is still pending.
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A whole bunch of new pages went up today covering small arms. The index page is here, and the links from it have somewhere around 125 firearms that were used to some extent during the Great War. There's also an obscure arms page with some of the oddball stuff that didn't see service.
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Very interesting to see stats for some of those obscure but interesting small arms (the Burton 1917 LMR is a personal favourite of mine).
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Very interesting to see stats for some of those obscure but interesting small arms (the Burton 1917 LMR is a personal favourite of mine).
Some of them are just bizarre. The Huot I can sort of understand; it was an attempt to salvage the Ross rifle by turning it into a light machine gun. The Howell, though, is terrifying to watch in action, and every time I see an image of the Chauchat-Ribeyrolles my wrists start aching with sympathy pain. Firing Lebel ammo out of a moderately heavy gun with no shoulder stock is simply not good ergonomics.

I'll add anything more I run across. These were posted because I had time, and there was enough to make it worthwhile.
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With the amount of work needed to modify a Lee Enfield into the Howell, I'm left to wonder why they didn't go all the way and build it from scratch (or rather, build it from parts). Personally, I would rather carry a Lewis Gun than the Howell despite the weight (but fortunately the US developed a decent automatic rifle at the same time in the BAR!)
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It's been over a month since my last post (and I haven't made much progress on the Spanish Civil War material), but I have put up a new post with statistics for American Civil War field artillery. It doesn't cover everything, but it has the most common field pieces.
There are enough 12 pounders around as display pieces these stats can come in handy!
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There are enough 12 pounders around as display pieces these stats can come in handy!
According to Hazlett, Olmstead, and Park's Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War, there were 70 Alger Napoleons, 58 Ames Napoleons (possibly +9 for ones that were reported but not confirmed), 25 Greenwood Napoleons, 134 Hooper Napoleons, 184 Revere Napoleons, 40 Augusta Confederate Napoleons, 31 Columbus Confederate Napoleons, 36 Macon Confederate Napoleons, and 13 Tredegar Confederate Napoleons, so 591 to 600 in total back in 1983 when the book was first published. 3 inch Ordnance rifles are also extremely common, with 357 surviving in the 1980s, three by Sheffield Works of Pittsburgh and all the other from Phoenix Iron Company.
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I've added a World War I Tank That Never Was, the Oberschlesien. Also, I went through all my old entries and adjusted Travel Speed and Fuel Consumption based on my suggestions on how to tweak Travel Speed by Tech Level.
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