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PostSubject: 82nd Airborne division / 504th PIR   Sat 11 Feb - 22:32

American parachutists -- Devils in Baggy Pants -- are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I canít sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere .... ( Translated from the diary of a dead German Officer at Anzio - February 1944)

Goede motivatie om met een US Airborne leger te beginnen. Na heel wat wikken en wegen hopelijk tot een gebalanceerde lijst gekomen.

Company HQ - 105 points
- 3 Bazooka teams
Parachute Rifle Platoon - 265 points
- 2 Rifle Squads
- Bazooka team
Parachute Rifle Platoon - 265 points
- 2 Rifle Squads
- Bazooka team
Parachute Rifle Platoon - 265 points
- 2 Rifle Squads
- Bazooka team
Parachute Machine-gun Platoon - 275 points
- 2 Machine-gun Sections
- Bazooka team
Parachute Artillery Battery - 275 points
- 2 Gun Sections
Sporadic Air Support - 50 points
Total 1500

Daarna mijn kennis over WO2 nog wat opgefrist en mijn lijst historisch wat aangekleed.

On 1 May 1942 The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) was activated at Fort Benning, Georgia and was later attached to the newly designated 82nd Airborne Division under the command of General Omar N. Bradley.

At 0330 on 9 September 1943 the amphibious landings at Salerno began. The Allied hold on the beachhead became tenuous when, on 12 September, the Germans launched a successful counterattack. The situation became so critical that Gen. Mark Clark ordered the 82nd to prepare to drop directly on the beachhead. On the night of 13 September, 1300 504'rs took off and parachuted on to a dropzone that was a mere 1200 yards long and 800 yards wide south of the Sele River near Salerno.
The days that followed were, in the words of General Mark Clark, Commander of the 5th Army, "responsible for saving the Salerno beachhead." As the 504th (minus 3rd Battalion) took the high ground at Altavilla, the enemy counterattacked and the Commander of 6th Corps, General Dawley, suggested the unit withdraw. Epitomizing the determined spirit of the Regiment, Colonel Tucker vehemently replied, "Retreat, Hell! Send me my other battalion!" The 3rd Battalion then rejoined the 504th, the enemy was repulsed, and the Salerno beachhead was saved. By 18 September the Germans withdrew, conceding the success of the landings.

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PostSubject: Re: 82nd Airborne division / 504th PIR   Sat 11 Feb - 23:11

nice work wout...
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PostSubject: Re: 82nd Airborne division / 504th PIR   Tue 28 Feb - 13:13

Wanneer gaan we die Amerikanen nu eigenlijk eens te zien krijgen? Very Happy

Ja nu IK mijn leger heb mag ik mee de anderen plagen hť zeg
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PostSubject: Re: 82nd Airborne division / 504th PIR   Tue 11 Jul - 23:23

Good Job....You did a very nice list

But if I may... it's more historical if you used a Mortar Platoon instead of the artillery...usually the Pack Howiters came after 5/6 days by Glider and the battery were not that big...(for purpouse game...excellent choice)

Buy maybe more points in Air support with the new "Afrika" rules you can fit more airplanes...


A last thing the first time an airborne regiment fought was in Tunisia 1942 and was the 509th "indipendent" regiment attached to the 82nd, it ended the rest of the fight in Africa like "normal" infantry...

Have a great day
Ciao....Greg
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