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toxicpixie
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« Reply #15 on: 06 May 2021, 10:32:23 PM »

Slightly misleadingly I mentioned the Armoured Recce Regiment in the ‘44 Armoured Division paired with one of the infantry battalions from the Divisions infantry Brigade; it Ofc attached with the Motor Battalion - which makes a very interesting table top unit, a battalion of either Sherman’s or Cromwell’s with an armoured infantry battalion in M5 half tracks...

Not much help for those early war armoured cars, Michael, but they’ll grow into it Wink
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hammurabi70
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« Reply #16 on: 07 May 2021, 12:23:50 AM »

The early British stuff was basically pretty useless for combat, and rather too large to do recce. The Humbers and Damilers could look after themselves, with Dingos to do the stealthy stuff, would try to avoid combat and send reports.

As with light cavalry, it can be an issue for rules which stress close-in combat.  Our own home-brew restrict visibility but low tech reconnaissance get considerable advantage and are harder to hit: motorcycles work very well.  However, motorised recon beat foot recon, but are beaten by mechanised, who in turn compete with gun size but then start becoming a target worthy of interest from main units.  You need rules with suitable advantages and disadvantages.
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