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Yeah there's a scenario in it for sure - I actually had a look at this after the first post but detail on the Germans is pretty thin on the ground.  I might do a representative German mission at some point depending on timeframes and other commitments.

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Brings me back to my time at Warminster assisting with the CO's course. Half a dozen Brits in the syndicate and one French officer. He sized up and conceptually solved the problem in about 5 minutes and the solution was one that made everybody else look utterly pedestrian in how they had thought about the situation.

As you might conclude from the above, I have a lot of time for the French and particularly the way that they truly have an expeditionary mindset and can do operational/strategic agility, economy of force and influence to achieve effects in the parts of the world in which they have an interest.

Just a pi$$er that the Armee de Terre isn't in game.

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26 minutes ago, Combatintman said:

Brings me back to my time at Warminster assisting with the CO's course.

I was in Warminster from 74-75 (I think - I was a kid). My dad was on exchange with the Brits and we lived in the PMQs. We got to go through training check points for soldiers heading to Northern Ireland with the family car. We were too young, but older kids got to play act being upset at their fathers being arrested and cause chaos and mayhem for the soldiers to deal with. Dad had fun letting them know all the interesting compartments in our 74 Volvo that they missed checking.

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21 hours ago, IanL said:

I was in Warminster from 74-75 (I think - I was a kid). My dad was on exchange with the Brits and we lived in the PMQs. We got to go through training check points for soldiers heading to Northern Ireland with the family car. We were too young, but older kids got to play act being upset at their fathers being arrested and cause chaos and mayhem for the soldiers to deal with. Dad had fun letting them know all the interesting compartments in our 74 Volvo that they missed checking.

We missed each other then by a few miles - I was in Hong Kong at the time ;)

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@Combatintman a lecture on the French Operational decision making process, from page 19 : http://www.guerredefrance.fr/Documents/MEDO.pdf

A colorful flash card : http://www.itb.fr/docs/Memento_4.pdf

In bloody French obviously, I'll get back to you if I can find it in proper English.

It is taught in (civilian) management high schools.

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13 hours ago, CMFDR said:

@Combatintman a lecture on the French Operational decision making process, from page 19 : http://www.guerredefrance.fr/Documents/MEDO.pdf

A colorful flash card : http://www.itb.fr/docs/Memento_4.pdf

In bloody French obviously, I'll get back to you if I can find it in proper English.

It is taught in (civilian) management high schools.

Thanks mate - just read the flash card, I can get the gist of that from the combination of my knowledge of military decision making processes and my long-forgotten French.

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FR-EN French Infantry Magazine with insights, stories and pictures. What else?

Fantassins le magazine d'information de l'infanterie

For example, on with interviews of the main commanders in Mali : http://www.emd.terre.defense.gouv.fr/img/emd/fantassin/2013_n30_fantassins.pdf

Operation Serval features paradrops on Timbuktu to kick off extremists, ain't that exciting? ;)

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