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Home Guard Draft 4

Home Guard Draft 4

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The Home Guard

A list for Too Fat Lardies' Chain of Command Patrick Gilliland and Ross Bowrage

”We have !"##!### men in the $ome G%ard! all of whom will &e in %niform &' the end of this 'ear and nearl' all of whom are in %niform at this moment( )earl' !###!### of the $ome G%ard have rifles or machine g%ns( )earl' half of the whole $ome G%ard are veteran soldiers of the last war( *%ch a Force is of the highest val%e and im+ortance( A co%ntr' where ever' street and ever' village &ristles with lo'al! resol%te! armed men is a co%ntr' against which the kind of tactics which destro'ed ,%tch resistance-tactics of +arach%tists or air.&orne troo+s in carriers or gliders! Fifth Col%mn activities-if there were an' over here! and / am increasingl' sce+tical-wo%ld +rove wholl' ineffective( A co%ntr' so defended wo%ld not &e lia&le to &e overthrown &' s%ch tactics( ” Winston Ch%rchill )ovem&er 0 12# . $ansard

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The Home Guard
There are fo%r different forms of $ome G%ard6 L.D.V. 14 May - 22 July 1940 Relativel' +oorl' armed more o&servers than com&atants : +ossi&l' o%t of sco+e( /nteresting &eca%se of the *+anish War vets that hadn't &een sidelined 'et( Home Guard 22 July 1940 - 3 December 1944, Disbanded 31 December 194 Will change com+osition armaments and role over the co%rse of the war also generating different s%++ort lists( / see two s%& variants +erha+s also with different s%++ort lists6

Reserved 4cc%+ations : *hi+ &%ilders! factor' workers and the like( Fit men often in the +rime of life again with some older vets and 'o%nger &o's( Battalion s%&. more research reF%ired here(G Town Battalions .+e "u-iliary . pistol or rifle .%nits are m%ch closer together( Dad!s "rmy Home Guard .ni*s The A%Ciliar' %nits were well trained teams of fo%r to eight men tasked with acting as sta' &ehind forces( Their >o& was not to take and invading arm' head on! &%t to wait %ntil the &attle had +assed over their local area and engage in acts of sa&otage and disr%+tion( Given their small team si5e and more im+ortantl' their role! the' are not reall' s%ited for a conventional +latoon skirmish game like Chain of Command( Perha+s if a role +la'ing variant is +%&lished! +erha+s Little CoC<! the' might &e s'%ita&le to &e +%t on the ta&le( *everal Advanced *%++ort 4+tions have &een incl%ded in this list to reflect A%C %nits effect on off ta&le formations( Organization: As +er DI infantr' +latoon with fewer heav' wea+ons( 8arl' on the shot g%n will take the +lace of the Thom+son or *ten( 9a' onl' have one L9G +er +latoon and that ma' &e a BAR or Lewis( AT wea+ons will &e mostl' 9olotovs! $awkins mines and stick' &om&s( Aer' few AT g%ns o%tside of designated &%nkers %ntil mid to late war( Early 14 May 1940 % 1# /ebruary 1942 The later c%toff date is drawn from the 123 home g%ard man%al wherein the o+tion to F%it on 2 da's notice is categoricall' rescinded( Wintringham set %+ 4sterle' Park in H%l' 12#! and the L.2 Command dice6 2 0la*oon Head3uar*ers Lieutenant. 31 July 19#$ % 13 &o'ember 19(( Bo%r Walmington on *ea caricat%re : has lots of room for more comedic elements like onion cannon and Hones' Close Com&at +rowess( )en* *+e Day )ell May 23-24-2 1942 . Senior Leader armed with Shotgun.A J $ome g%ard when arms were few and far &etween( /m+rovisation is the order of the da'( 0la*oon /orce 1a*in2 Reg%lar6 .Co%ntr' Battalions6 4lder WW/ vets leavened with %nder aged &o's( /ts constit%ent com+anies! +latoons and sections are scattered thro%gh the region Eno idea how man' farmers &lacksmiths and other co%ntr' men were left on the land( .A was transformed into the $G( This ma' also &e a good transition from L.A to $ome G%ard( According to Wiki+edia! the )ational *ervice act was eC+anded in 123 to allow conscri+tion into the home g%ard( This organi5ation re+resents the earl' L.idn't go to well for the $G sadl'( .

eam Fo%r Riflemen Late 7 .+ree Cor+oral! H%nior Leader armed with rifle or shotg%n 1i6le .3 December 1944 This is the late war $ome G%ard( Less of an anti.Platoon Sergeant.invasion force! tho%gh +rotection against commando raids was a role! and more concerned with taking over AA and g%ard d%ties freeing %+ eligi&le men for front line service( 0la*oon /orce 1a*in2 Reg%lar6 # .eam BAR or Lewis G%n Three crew 1i6le . armed with Thompson. Senior Leader armed with Thompson. armed with pistol or rifle or Thompson SMG LMG .3 Command dice6 2 0la*oon Head3uar*ers Lieutenant. Senior Leader.eam Lewis G%n or BAR Two crew 4ec*ions 5ne *o . Senior Leader.artiller' is &ecoming availa&le in F%antit'( 0la*oon /orce 1a*in2 Reg%lar6 . rifle 4ec*ions 5ne *o .+ree Cor+oral! H%nior Leader armed with *ten LMG . pistol or rifle Platoon Sergeant.eam " Riflemen with rifle +istol or shotg%n( Middle Da*es7 This organi5ation re+resents the home g%ard when arms from the D* and Canada were &ecoming availa&le in larger n%m&ers and there were eno%gh BAR and Lewis g%ns to &egin to a++roach a standard British infantr' str%ct%re( )otciea&le a&sent is the 3” mortar and heavier wea+ons still needed &' the reg%lar forces( This is the +eriod when s%&.

+ree Cor+oral! H%nior Leader armed with *ten LMG .eam Fo%r Riflemen National Characteristics Five Rounds Rapid! As with the British Reg%lars! the WW/ veterans in the $ome G%ard and the men the' trained loved their rifles( A bit knackered. Tired after a long da's work! still in short tro%sers or getting on in 'ears! in an' case on short rations! the $ome G%ard was not %+ to the rigo%rs of hand to hand com&at( .. Senior Leader. Take over *gt= .ton tank l%m&ering along an 8nglish co%ntr' lane is a terrif'ing o&>ect6 &%t it is also a hel+less one( Treat it right! and it will ver' soon cease to &e a so%rce of danger(” The $ome G%ard Training 9an%al )eed to factor in the limitations alread' in the &ook concerning entrenchments and mines etc( / am .iehard : The Went The Day Well Option( &%t fragile Support Options ?A thirt'. o+tion to have >%nior leaders senior in rank Command range and level as a senior leader &%t with red%ced initiative *enior leader &%t does not eC+edite moving %nits onto the &oard . armed with Sten 4ec*ions 5ne *o . on each close com&at dice( 4thers : ma'&e slot in some of the s%++ort o+tions as Characteristics To the 9anor Born Leaders .eam Bren g%n or Lewis G%n or BAR Three crew 1i6le .. pistol or rifle Platoon Sergeant.Command dice6 2 0la*oon Head3uar*ers Lieutenant. Senior Leader armed with Sten.

thinking we allow more for $G since the' are a defensive and not offensive force( AT socket mines A &ridge or %nder +ass is eF%i++ed with sockets to hold AT mines stored near&'( A senior leader ma' activate a designated team to secretl' de+lo' the mines( The' are not marked on the ta&le( 4nce de+lo'ed! the' will &e detected &%t not detonated &' enem' foot %nits within 2” and detonated &' enem' or friendl' vehicles +assing over them( 4+tion< The' are eF%i++ed with anti.inner +lates! +ie tins! disks of wood! a disr%+ted road s%rface! +lo%ghed cricket +itch or other ad hoc methods %sed to give the im+ression that mines have &een laid( The' are marked as for reg%lar mines( The' are cleared &' an' enem' foot %nit coming into contact( 8ach s%++ort +oint s+ent gives two %nits( Pla'ers are ca%tioned to not &e too clever with their modelling lest the' give the game awa'( /(e( All mines on ta&le sho%ld &e dinner +late mines( Road "bstacle T'+icall' made of &ar&ed wire this o&stacle can &e o+ened or closed as an action( /t sto+s infantr' in the same manner as &ar&ed wire and will sto+ first soft! wheeled vehicle to hit it &%t not tracked( /t co%nts as cr%shed wire once destro'ed( Road #lock A note on road &locks : permanent o&stacles onl' constr%cted on the a%thorit' of the militar' therefore ma' not &e in the &est location #ed $%eet A &ed sheet! &lanket or other flims' o&>ect +roviding %+ to a 2” width of concealment to fortifications! troo+s! mines and o&stacles &ehind it( /t m%st &e str%ng &etween two &%ildings! trees or similar s%++orting str%ct%res( /t &locks line of sight %ntil crossed &' an' enem' %nit( 4+tion6 Co%ld also &e a freestanding wooden hoarding or similar +roviding concealment %ntil it is hit &' a s%++ort wea+on( .( Croft's ikes 8mergenc' close com&at wea+ons iss%ed to $ome G%ard and airfield defence %nits as a s%&stit%te for a rifle and &a'onet( )ot a +ro+er 8nglish Civil War +ike( A section eF%i++ed with +ikes fights in hand to hand normall' &%t cannot fire( For each section so eF%i++ed! gain additional s%++ort +oint( H%ne 12 : sometime after Fe& #2 123 !inner late Mines .lift triggers and can onl' &e removed &' engineers as +er the normal r%les( The eC+losion will render the &ridge or %nder +ass %n%sa&le &' vehicles on a 2K on a d.

#” Crew6 7< .Milk C%urn Mine and Milk C%urns A milk ch%rn! +rod%ce storage &oC! letter &oC! r%&&ish &in! &l%e Police BoC or other innoc%o%s o&>ect that contains eC+losives eF%ivalent to a satchel charge( /t is detonated &' a s+ecified team or section that has line of sight to the charge and has not 'et moved d%ring the game( 8ach milk ch%rn mine comes with ) E+ro&a&l' no more than 3 or 7G normal milk ch%rns or o&>ects that can &e +laced as the $G +la'er sees fit( 4+tion6 The mines are triggered &' a vehicle Eor foot %nit with chance to detect<G +assing &'( The $G +la'er can either designate which mine is real and ho+e the enem' hits it or detonate one and onl' one of his or her choice d%ring the game( $ow then is this different from dinner +late mines< 9a'&e on command detonation( Fou&asse A fo%gasse is a &arrel or &arrels of flamma&le liF%id with a small e>ection and ignition charge at the &ottom( The' were %s%all' &%ried in roadside earthen &anks ( The' are command detonated &' a %nit with line of sight to the fo%gasse and that has not 'et moved d%ring the game( Their +osition and direction of fire m%st &e marked on a ma+ held &' the $G +la'er( The' act as a one shot infantr' flame thrower! attacking all %nits in the direction of fire to a range of .artiller' has &een listed in the AT and infantr' g%n section( $owever given their limited ranges +erha+s the infantr' AT section wo%ld &etter reflect their inacc%rac' and shorter range com+are to conventional g%ns( $mit% &un Firing a low velocit' ro%nd from a 7” smooth &arrel! the *mith g%n's +erformance was &etter than eC+ected( 4f ingenio%s design! it was ti++ed onto its wheel to give it 7.# degree traverse( /ts wheeled lim&er also carried a good s%++l' of read' amm%nition( 9aCim%m range6 3## 'ards or .artiller' s%++orts do no* come with their own crews( *%ita&le man +ower m%st &e taken from eCisting rifle %nits( )ote6 *%&.”( There were hedge ho++ers variants that +ro>ected the flaming &arrel over a wall or hedge! &%t the' need to &e em+laced &' Ro'al 8ngineers( Again their location m%st &e recorded along with an im+act +oint within 3” of the location and direction of fire m%st &e recorded( The' attack all %nits within 2” of the im+act +oint( $ard cover s%ch as stone walls will &lock all effects on %nits &ehind that cover( *oft cover +rovides no &enefit( Sub-artillery With m%ch of Britain's anti.tank ca+a&ilit' left &ehind in France! man' creative and sometimes dangero%s wea+ons were created to fill the ga+( *%&.

mprovised Mortar 4ne of man' devices created to throw a standard mills &om&( Dses light mortar r%les( 9aCim%m range6 3## 'ards $8 effect as standard hand grenade( 4+tion6 Leach Trench Cata+%lt or West *+ring G%n( As a&ove &%t no smoke or so%nd on discharge : %nit dioes not come off over watch when firing( #oyes ATR )ot s%re a&o%t this for the earl' lists es+eciall'( .)ote6 $8AT +enetration listed at . +ersonnel &om&( Altho%gh it came with a fo%r legged firing +latform! a great man' +er.# +o%nds it co%ld &e considered to &e >%st +orta&le( 4n a roll of do%&le 's the crew has f%m&led a ro%nd and the' are s%&>ect to a 9olotov attack( 9aCim%m range6 0# 'ards or 20” against vehicles! 7## 'ards or 1#” against static targets( Crew6 7 4+tional chemical effect6 %nits moving thro%gh the smoke +rod%ced &' the )o( ".tank or a 2 +o%nd anti.+re+ared +ositions were created for this wea+on( / was also iss%ed to reg%lar forces and saw some %se in the desert( Fire+ower6 2 $8 Ea&o%t the same as a 7” mortarG " AP E&ased on the *tielgranate 2 warhead : ma' &e dro+ it to . gain one shock d%e to the +hos+horo%s f%mes( Also normal rifle and hand grenades Also trailer or 9C mo%nted( #lacker #ombard The &lacker Bom&ard was a s+igot mortar designed to throw a 3# +o%nd anti.7## meters( 'ort%over ro(ector “ ro(ector) *. seems low need to check more so%rces Crew6 7 . *+ecial /ncendiar' Grenade! an %+scale 9olotov cocktail( At .#mm( / took the +enetration for the two +o%nder and dro++ed a +oint and the $8 val%e for the D* "0mm and dro++ed that one +oint( 8ffective range is listed as .G 9aCim%m range6 ## 'ards or 7#” .+ inc%” The )orthover Pro>ector was little more than a t%&e on a tri+od firing the )o( ".

( /f three or more ones are rolled! it eC+lodes attacking its target as normal &%t killing its crew( /t need not &e +laced onto the &oard %ntil s+otted &' the enem' or fired( /t is a one shot wea+on( Crew6 4+tion6 Allow command detonation as for fo%gasse etc a&ove( #unkers For one off games! after the +atrol +hase is com+leted! &%nkers are indicated on a ma+ an'where &ehind the line of friendl' >%m+ off markers( Their arcs of fire J firing slits m%st &e clearl' indicated( 9a++ed &%nkers can &e manned &' de+lo'ing a %nit into them rather than %sing the standard >%m+.unt -un P%nt g%ns were heav' long &arrelled and ver' large &ore shotg%ns %sed to massacre entire flocks of &irds on the water or in the air( /ts location m%st &e s+ecified at the start of the game as m%st its direction of fire if not mo%nted on a +intle( /t attacks all %nits within 7.off +roced%re( Alternativel'! a &%nker can &e +laced on the ta&le %sing the eCisting entrenchment r%les( Weapon osition An o+en wea+on +it +roviding cover as for a &%nker &%t no* overhead( An eCam+le wo%ld &e a +re.” along the line of fire with a fire+ower of . constr%cted concrete Blacker Bom&ard +osition( 9ortars and wea+ons with a &ack &last can &e %sed from within the wea+ons +osition( 8ffectivel'! these are the same as the 8ntrenchments %sed in the main r%les( From $ome G%ard scenarios! it is s%ggested that wea+on +ositions &e indicated on a ma+( Small !un"er A T'+e 33 or eF%ivalent fortification +roviding &%nker cover for one infantr' team or one s%++ort wea+on of $9G si5e or smaller( 9ortars and wea+ons with a &ack &last cannot &e %sed from within the &%nker( #edium !un"er A larger &%nker offering f%ll +rotection to a section or sF%ad si5ed %nit incl%ding an' s%++ort wea+ons organic to the %nit( 9ortars and wea+ons with a &ack &last cannot &e %sed from within the &%nker( $arge !un"er $eav' s%++ort wea+on and crew si5ed( e(g( A 3 +o%nder AT g%n or field +iece with em&ras%res for .( /t need not &e +laced onto the &oard %ntil s+otted &' the enem' or fired( /t is a one shot wea+on( Crew63 Clarke Cannon An old smooth &ore m%55le loading field +iece loaded with whatever +owder can &e scro%nged &ehind a collection of gravel! langrage and &its of glass( /ts location and direction of fire m%st &e s+ecified at the start of the game( /t is a one shot wea+on triggered &' a designated team in contact with it( /t attacks all %nits within 32” and a 7# degree arc Etoo m%ch<G centred on the +iece with a fire+ower of .

.ome -uard Flamet%ro/er 9ore like a +orta&le crew served fo%gasse( Can &e %sed in am&%sh( Dnlike a fo%gasse! the $ome G%ard flame thrower was semi. as long as the enem' does not control a designated switch &oard &%ilding andJor destro' tele+hone lines Ewhich sho%ld therefore &e modelledG .”( This re+resents the intimate knowledge of local terrain these %nits wo%ld have( “.'ll put you t%rou&% no/.defensive L9G +ositions( 9ortars and wea+ons with a &ack &last cannot &e %sed from within the &%nker( ..+orta&le( /t does not need to &e indicated on the ma+ &%t ma' &e de+lo'ed as an AT am&%sh( .” An' leader in a residential &%ilding can contact an' %nit %nder its command that is also in a residential &%ilding as if &' radio( 4+tion6 Limitation .'ve been to #isley you kno/” A WW/ veteran sni+er team with s%+erior wea+ons s%ch as a sco+ed Ross Rifle or a civilian target rifle from the D(*( The team gets the K for re+eated shots on initial shot( The' can onl' de+lo' within 1” of a >%m+ off +oint and rede+lo' within 3 ? of their c%rrent +osition( “0illa&e -ossip” The $ome G%ard gets one free move for each +atrol marker in addition to an' s+ecified &' the scenario( Re+resenting nose' villagers and the s+eed with which information travels in a small comm%nit'( 4+tion6 Patrol markers can still &e %+ to 3” a+art &%t can onl' move 1” &eca%se of the slower +ace of village life( “Are 1ou Local2” When de+lo'ing >%m+ off +oints! the $ome G%ard +la'er can de+lo' into otherwise valid cover closer to the +atrol marker than .arvey flamet%ro/er A +ro+er flame thrower &%t &%lk'( 9ove is slow( HG Characteristic Supports “.

” $croun&in& 4 Add an' one s%++ort wea+on Eand its training man%alG from an' other formation's list from an' nationalit' that is in the DI at the time of this &attle( e(g( DI an' time! Canadians in 2#K! D* in 23K( The cost is (0C the original s%++ort +oints of the wea+on( A crew m%st still &e +rovided( AFAs are no* incl%ded( 4+tion6 /f the invasion is well %nder wa'! it can &e drawn from enem' kit as well( $oll'wood 4+tion6 AFAs are incl%ded( Paint shells +rovided at the +la'er's discretion( *cro%nging 7 to &e re+laced &' s%++ort o+tions of %n.” $croun&in& * All $ome G%ard sections have one $awkins mine or *tick' &om& +er man! or a single satchel charge +er section( 4+tion6 or >%st one section< “. for each enem' section( 4n a score of 7< or &etter! that section receives one attack as if from an L9G at effective range in the o+en( Cas%alties are considered to have ha++ened off &oard &efore the game and an' shock will have &een removed( 9edical 4rderlies can &e %sed to treat leader cas%alties &efore the start of game( “$in& t%e .crewed wea+ons as is done with light trans+ort aras%ots and Anti5Landin& stakes Dsa&le onl' when the enem' force contains +aratroo+s or air landing troo+s( Roll d.... kno/ t%is ot%er bloke.“.iehard if German +la'er de+lo's **! *+ecial Action or Gesta+o %nits( Special Supports Au6 7nits The A%Ciliar' Dnits were s+eciall' +icked gro%+s of men tasked with acting as sta' &ehind %nits for their local area( The' were s%++orted &' women who maintained comm%nications &etween G$L and the local a%C %nit( Their >o& was not too engage in direct com&at! &%t to carr' o%t sa&otage! disr%+t .nternationale one last time Comrades! ” 4ne section has &een infiltrated &' *+anish civil war veterans( This section goes %+ one troo+ F%alit' level( 4+tion6 . kno/ t%is bloke....t fell off t%e back of a lorry.” $croun&in& 3 All $ome G%ard %nits can throw 2 consec%tive grenades &efore r%nning o%t( “.

7< to kee+ the vehicle off &oard +ermanentl'( 8Gotcha*9 An A%C %nit activates in s%++ort( )egates one enem' Aillaino%s Aicar or 8ngland re.BDF.es+ite Ch%rchill's sce+ticism! there was significant s%++ort for fascist ideolog' in +re.ed s%++ort o+tion thro%gh the %se of deadl' force( Enemy $upports for .German lines of comm%nication and assassinate colla&orators and German officers( Their life eC+ectanc' was ver' short( Beca%se of their sta' &ehind role and small team si5e! A%C %nits are not s%ita&le to &e de+lo'ed on the ta&le even in a skirmish game like Chain of Command( $owever! in the case of a +ost invasion scenario! the effects of their off ta&le actions ma' have an effect on the on ta&le forces( 8% ha&e a special 'ob for you my lad(((9 An A%C %nit activates in s%++ort( 9ake one effective range sni+er attack against an off &oard leader or %nit( 8%)&e been to see the post-mistress(9 An A%C %nit activates in s%++ort( A one shot demolition charge craters a road! dro+s trees to &lock a road or destro's a &%ilding( This attack ma' &e &ehind the enem' >%m+ off 5one( 8Trouble on the $ine9 An A%C %nit activates in s%++ort &lowing %+ a railwa' line or road and dela'ing heav' eF%i+ment( )egate the o++osing +la'er's attem+t to &ring a vehicle or AFA onto the ta&le( The command dice %sed in the attem+t are lost( Possi&l' roll a or .war Britain( While most of the o&vio%s characters were ro%nded %+ and im+risoned for the d%ration! there were likel' a few %ndiscovered slee+er agents or disgr%ntled 'o&s read' to take %+ the Fascist ca%se again if it looked like Britain was going to lose( +illainous +icar The Aicar or another im+ortant civilian is a s+'( All hidden de+lo'ments s%ch as mines and wire are revealed to the enem' +la'er( 4+tion6 The Aicar is also a >%nior or senior leader( When activated! the enem' +la'er ma' choose to take control of the activation and iss%e orders to $G %nits( /f this activation res%lts in cas%alties Ewo%nds or killsG! the vicar is shot down for the traitor he is( #%.e-!/0-ed 4ne home g%ard section has &een taken over &' the British Dnion of Fascists and immediatel' deserts . The do%&le cross s'stem works to negate one enem' Aillaino%s Aicar s%++ort o+tion( The $ome G%ard +la'er ma' +rovide false information to the 8nem' +la'er on mines and other concealed de+lo'ments( -ngland .ome -uard $cenarios .

arly Lis* -1 Croft's Pikes( Lis* 5ne *tick' Bom& or similar .to the German side( 4+tion6 Comrades all : same thing &%t Comm%nists for a notional R%ssian invasion( Support $ists The lists &elow reflect the same costs as %sed for reg%lar %nits( The case can &e made that for an' conventional s%++ort item! the $G cost sho%ld &e one &racket higher( 4+tion6 reg%lar wea+ons cost one list %+! their ersat5 eF%ivalents have normal costs( Home Guard 4u::or* Lis* .inner Plate 9ines Road 4&stacle 8ntrenchments for one Team Bed sheet( D+grade Lewis to Bren Add %ncrewed Lewis to an' section( Add %ncrewed Bo'es ATR to an' section List Two 9edical 4rderl' Ad>%tant 9inefield Bar&ed Wire Add %ncrewed Bo'es ATR to an' section AT socket mines Clarke Cannon( Car! no crew List Three Road&lock Fo%gasse Tr%ck! &%s or deliver' van ca+a&le of trans+orting one section( Dn.armo%red 9ilk Ch%rn 9ine Anti‐Tank Rifle Team! 3 reg%lar crew List Fo%r /m+rovised armo%red vehicle( *ni+er Team $ome G%ard Flamethrower .

Heavy AT.*mall B%nker $ome G%ard infantr' section with H%nior leader List Five 4lder Field g%n with crew $arve' flamethrower Reg%lar /nfantr' *F%ad with H%nior Leader 2#mm Bofors G%n! 0 crew with H%nior Leader( This $G %nit also crews an AA g%n( Forward 4&server and 7” mortar &atter' Reg%lar Aickers 99G on tri+od mo%nt! 0 crew List *iC Two Po%nder with 0 Reg%lar crew and H%nior leader( Various light armour List *even SPA.mistress” ?Gotcha=” . SPG. Medium Tank List 8ight Medium to heavy tank List )ine Medium to heavy tank late !ar "ist Ten AV#$ or %ro& List 8leven List ) Parashots ?/'ve &een to Bisle' 'o% know”( ?Aillage Gossi+(” ?Bo%'re not from aro%nd here! are 'o%<” ?/ know this &loke(((” *cro%nging ?/ know this other &loke(((” *cro%nging 3 ?/t fell off the &ack of a lorr'(((” *cro%nging 7 ?/'ll +%t 'o% thro%gh now(((” 9/0 ?Let's sing the /nternationale one last time Comrades=” ?/ have a s+ecial >o& for 'o% m' lad(((” ?/'ve &een to see the +ost.

inner Plate 9ines Road 4&stacle 8ntrenchments for one Team Bed sheet( List Two 9edical 4rderl' Ad>%tant 9inefield Bar&ed Wire Anti‐Tank Rifle Team! 3 men AT socket mines Clarke Cannon( List Three Road&lock Fo%gasse Tr%ck! &%s or deliver' van ca+a&le of trans+orting one section( Dn.armo%red 9ilk Ch%rn 9ine List Fo%r /m+rovised armo%red vehicle( *ni+er Team $ome G%ard Flamethrower *mall B%nker List Five 4lder Field g%n with crew $arve' flamethrower Reg%lar /nfantr' *F%ad with H%nior Leader 2#mm Bofors G%n! 0 crew with H%nior Leader( This $G %nit also crews an AA g%n( Forward 4&server and 7” mortar &atter' Reg%lar Aickers 99G on tri+od mo%nt! 0 crew List *iC List *even List 8ight .Home Guard 4u::or* Lis* Middle Lis* -1 Croft's Pikes( Lis* 5ne *tick' Bom& or similar .

mistress” ?Gotcha=” Home Guard 4u::or* Lis* La*e Lis* 5ne *tick' Bom& or similar .inner Plate 9ines Road 4&stacle 8ntrenchments for one Team Bed sheet( List Two 9edical 4rderl' Ad>%tant 9inefield Bar&ed Wire Anti‐Tank Rifle Team! 3 men AT socket mines Clarke Cannon( .List )ine List Ten List 8leven List ) Parashots ?/'ve &een to Bisle' 'o% know”( ?Aillage Gossi+(” ?Bo%'re not from aro%nd here! are 'o%<” ?/ know this &loke(((” *cro%nging ?/ know this other &loke(((” *cro%nging 3 ?/t fell off the &ack of a lorr'(((” *cro%nging 7 ?/'ll +%t 'o% thro%gh now(((” 9/0 ?Let's sing the /nternationale one last time Comrades=” ?/ have a s+ecial >o& for 'o% m' lad(((” ?/'ve &een to see the +ost.

List Three Road&lock Fo%gasse Tr%ck! &%s or deliver' van ca+a&le of trans+orting one section( Dn.armo%red 9ilk Ch%rn 9ine List Fo%r /m+rovised armo%red vehicle( *ni+er Team $ome G%ard Flamethrower *mall B%nker List Five 4lder Field g%n with crew $arve' flamethrower Reg%lar /nfantr' *F%ad with H%nior Leader 2#mm Bofors G%n! 0 crew with H%nior Leader( This $G %nit also crews an AA g%n( Forward 4&server and 7” mortar &atter' Reg%lar Aickers 99G on tri+od mo%nt! 0 crew List *iC List *even List 8ight List )ine List Ten List 8leven List ) Parashots ?/'ve &een to Bisle' 'o% know”( ?Aillage Gossi+(” ?Bo%'re not from aro%nd here! are 'o%<” ?/ know this &loke(((” *cro%nging ?/ know this other &loke(((” *cro%nging 3 ?/t fell off the &ack of a lorr'(((” *cro%nging 7 ?/'ll +%t 'o% thro%gh now(((” 9/0 ?Let's sing the /nternationale one last time .

mistress” ?Gotcha=” .Comrades=” ?/ have a s+ecial >o& for 'o% m' lad(((” ?/'ve &een to see the +ost.

66ec*i'e 7J #.and5.” .ome -uard Additions to Table $even .ome -uard Additions to Table Four T%e Master Arsenal Table Home Guard "rsenal .. 3” 7#” 2@” )ea:on *hotg%n $ome B%ilt mortar &o*es Acts as *9G for close com&at As 3” mortar &%t $8 onl' and minim%m and maCim%m ranges as shown at left( )o *moke( $ome made Blast 4ffensive Grenade $ome made Ham Tin Grenade All as one hit grenades with an' do%&le on the throw meaning it didn't go off 0 #.1dditions to Tables . @” 4ver @” Lose 3 Fire+ower when crew red%ced to ( 0 dice +er Rich $ome made Pi+e Grenade Lewis G%n Aehicle Beaverette Beaverette // Armo%r $ome G%ard Arsenal Ta&le Aehicles A(P( $(8( 9G 9G *+eed Wheeled Wheeled )otes 4+en To+ T%rreted 9G ..eld Anti5Tank 8eapons Add the Petrol Bom& and satchel charge from the German or R%ssian lists( .able <n6an*ry )ea:ons /ire:o=er >lose .

2 .. @” @.avies! Hohn E9a>orG( The Home Guard Training Manual* Hohn 9%rra' M The Pilot Press! .Tank Wea+ons .” /nfantr' Anti.1” 1.32” nil nil 32./+..th ed( 123 Lev'! Bert ?Bank”( Guerrilla War(are( Paladin Press! 1..Tank G%ns and /nfantr' G%ns A(P( 2 9olotov " 7 # or $(8( 0 9olotov 2 7 0 Wea+on *hotg%n Esingle &all &earing ro%ndG #.--* Ph.( 9( Arming the 'ritish Home Guard. +./m+rovised armo%red vehicle ma'&e 3 As +assengers As +assengers Wheeled Carries %+ to one section( *low! no &roken or heav' going( G%n *mith G%n )orthover Pro>ector Blacker Bom&ard Bo's ATR P%nt G%n Clarke Cannon Anti.efence of The 'attle o( 'lood(ord Village !ibliograpy Bra'le'! 9artin H( The 'ritish Home )ront* 4s+re' P%&lishing Limited! 3##0 Clarke! .2@” nil $(8( As shotg%n Scenarios The . thesis( Cranfield Dniversit'! 3# # Langdon.-.

'ayonet 2 #evolver( $is 9a>est''s *tationer' 4ffice! 17 The War 4ffice et al! Small Arms Training.-. Volume 1 General. 'attle Drill.O +%&lished for the )ew Pealand $ome G%ard! &ased %+on &ooks and +am+hlets +rod%ced &' the War 4ffice for the British $ome G%ardG The War 4ffice et al! 1n(antry Training. Grenade and Small Arms Anti/ Air&ra(t( $is 9a>est''s *tationer' 4ffice! 17 ./-0! 4s+re' P%&lishing Com+an'! 3##2 The War 4ffice et al! $ome G%ard 9an%al! $is 9a>est'Ns *tationer' 4ffice! 12 Ere+rint &' Tem+%s P%&lishing! 3##. #i(le. Se&tion and Platoon The War 4ffice et al! Small Arms Training. Volume 11 "ight Automati&.Lowr'! Bernard( 'ritish Home De(en&es +. Part V111 Ta&ti&s* $is 9a>est''s *tationer' 4ffice! 122 )ield&ra(t.

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