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by steve_holmes_11
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: The rules said what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

The rules said what?

I'm really enjoying the daily advent Lardcasts on Youtube. The insights into the joys of gaming, and the thinking behind certain rule mechanisms are great listening. I hear so much sense, things we take for granted in today's rules ... But it has stimulated my dark side to reflect on wargaming 30 ye...
by steve_holmes_11
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Getting started with Chain of Command
Replies: 53
Views: 91226

Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

If you're looking for an interesting tabletop design, you could do a lot worse than check the Lardies Youtube channel. There are a few Chain of Command play throughs there, some set in 1940. I've found they give a good feel for classic CoC terrain; a bit of country and frequently the edge of a town....
by steve_holmes_11
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strength and Honour Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Strength and Honour Rules

Just going to have to be very patient! Are the 120mm x 60mm for al troop sizes. I have based my legionary units that way, but mostly used 120mm X 40mm for barbarians, cavalry and axilla. What are the base sizes for generals. I have a feeling I will complete armies and terrain/game mat long before I...
by steve_holmes_11
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: SAS armed with new rifle capable of blasting helicopters out of sky
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: SAS armed with new rifle capable of blasting helicopters out of sky

Prior to this, the SAS used their bare hands to blast helicopters and enemy warships out of the sky / sea / space.
by steve_holmes_11
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Updating Lists with Supplement Rules
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: Updating Lists with Supplement Rules

T-35 penalties:

Bear in mind that the turrets with the anti-tank guns has a 1 man crew (So did the machinegun turrets, but that's not generally penalised).

The '76 turret had a whopping (By soviet standards) 3 men, but the commander has a driver and 4 other turrets to coordinate.
by steve_holmes_11
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tips and tricks for US airborne. Help needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: Tips and tricks for US airborne. Help needed.

2 "better than the average" support weapons for the USA forces are the 60mm mortar and the .50 cal Browning machinegun.
by steve_holmes_11
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ladies of the night
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Ladies of the night

It's wise to check such things.
The taller ones might be French grenadiers in a frock.

"The first time Major Sharpe's been surprised by the enemy".
by steve_holmes_11
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: The Automatic Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: The Automatic Rifle

The key word from p.35 is designed. The design occurred during the first world war, with trench clearing and marching fire in mind. LMGs design and doctrine had improved considerably by the second world war (Some nations benefitting more than others). The BAR soldiered on, outclassed as a squad auto...
by steve_holmes_11
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Russian Support Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Russian Support Suggestions

The AT guns do get a JL, to help with the activations. Missed that.. I think the "Big Take Away" is that Soviet platoons and supports are usually dedicated to a single purpose. * Infantry: close with and overrun the enemy. * MGs/ ATGs: Kill either infantry or vehicles - but rarely both. * Large cal...
by steve_holmes_11
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Russian Support Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Russian Support Suggestions

With support, so much depends on the battlefield situation: It is open "tank country", built up, or wooded.. The Russian platoons in the rulebook are fairly weak compared to their German counterparts. Very weak in the case of the tank rider platoons, who face a desperate race to close with a more nu...