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T-Square
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« Reply #15 on: 03 August 2017, 05:56:25 PM »

OK with one list.
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« Reply #16 on: 03 August 2017, 10:05:29 PM »

One list is fine, as long as the individual entry dates are well represented.

Otherwise lemmey's suggestion is good too.
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« Reply #17 on: 04 August 2017, 12:30:56 PM »

I think you'll find the Japs did use tanks en masse, it's another common myth that they couldn't. They may have not massed them in corps and divisions like Soviets did, but certainly whole battalions/regiments together. The two regiments deployed in Malaya in 1941 were the key to their success in getting to Singapore as quickly as they did.

Circumstances of terrain (jungle and islands) prevented further masse use of tanks throughout the rest of the war. They held an armoured division in Manchuria for most of the war but it had been split up before the Soviets arrived. Japan itself was home to at least one armoured division. But even when only a company was deployed, it wasn't doled out with individual tanks being relegated to infantry support assigned to infantry companies and battalions, but they tried to use them as cohesive formations.

As regards lists, you have to decide whether you are going to include the what-ifs of Russians (or UK-US?) fighting in Manchuria in 1943-mid 1945, and/or the invasion of Japan in 1945-46, both of which would see weapons fielded that never saw combat (Japanese panzershreck and panzerfaust clones, slightly better tanks).
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« Reply #18 on: 04 August 2017, 01:29:59 PM »

As regards lists, you have to decide whether you are going to include the what-ifs of Russians (or UK-US?) fighting in Manchuria in 1943-mid 1945, and/or the invasion of Japan in 1945-46, both of which would see weapons fielded that never saw combat (Japanese panzershreck and panzerfaust clones, slightly better tanks).

Let's keep the unbelievable sci-fi options for FWC and stick to history.
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« Reply #19 on: 04 August 2017, 08:34:33 PM »

Let's keep the unbelievable sci-fi options for FWC and stick to history.

I agree, I think that Leon and the team have enough to do making sure the lists are a good historical representation without going down the "What if scenario", Otherwise where do you stop?
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« Reply #20 on: 07 August 2017, 12:50:12 PM »

thanks, Roy
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« Reply #21 on: 07 August 2017, 02:36:11 PM »

Islands and Manchuria sounds right  Cool
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