|HaT's box art for WWI Turkish Infantry|
Now onto today's subject of differentiating between British/Commonwealth and Ottoman Turkish forces using Great War Memoir.
I think the basic premise is to assume that an infantry unit represents a company or two, meaning a battalion should have 1-4 units, with 2-3 seeming most likely.
I would recommend 2 units of 5 figures to represent a Turk battalion for the early war period, when they employed massed attacks. They are a little more hardy with 5 figures, but they lack maneuverability.
I think the Turks also should get to re-roll 1 miss in close combat. This could represent their numbers and their front-rank bomb-throwers.
I would give the British battalions 3 units of 4 figures.
British Regulars might should merit a chance to re-roll 1 miss in ranged combat, based on their high marksmanship and their Short Magazine Lee-Enfields. I would probably not assign this bonus to the Territorials equipped with the older, longer Lee-Enfields, nor to untried New Army units.
The ANZACs ought to be tough, but not complete supermen. I'd say they might rate the same as Turks in close combat.
What about the French and their colonial troops? Well, I have a few thoughts on them as well and will review them later on the blog.