The Chieftain's Hatch: 645th at Anzio
Дата: 14.05.2019 06:56:55
The_Chieftain: Hmm. I take the point of it being more correct, but in common use at least I'm in good company. From Wiki: "In military science nomenclature, a quick reaction force (QRF), also known as a quick reactionary force, is an armed military unit capable of rapidly responding to developing situations..." English is indeed not my first language, it's more a form of Hiberno-American. I shared your question about ranges, but that was fairly quickly put to rest firstly by the use of the distance tool in Google Maps to do some tests, and then by simply looking at the scale in the bottom left corner of the period map and making an estimate. If the units were indeed more or less in their reported grids, and the enemy at the grids reported by the units, which seem to pass the 'sanity' test of them being on roads etc, then the extreme ranges are correct. It may also be why there was such prodigious use of ammunition, HE to spot the fall of shot as well as have effects after AP had "petered out" a bit. From the American perspective, I can understand it. If you have the ammo, and supply seems to have been one thing the Americans were not short on, why not fire at targets, even if it takes a few rounds to score the first hit? Even if you just force them back without killing them, you've done your job.