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by Eclaireur
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Seret, good news and bad news - I am retreating from my view that those German hand held anti-tank weapons are too powerful, but not because of your interesting explanations! I am five games in to the Bremen campaign during which my opponent has fired about six panzershreck rounds and eight or nine ...
by Eclaireur
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: 28mm MDF Buildings for Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: 28mm MDF Buildings for Normandy

Hi Ed, I would recommend you look at Empires at War https://empiresatwar.co.uk They've got some very nice buildings, reasonably priced, can be supplied pre-painted (and indeed pre-assembled), and the service is excellent. If you want wrecked buildings he also does wrecked versions of most of his int...
by Eclaireur
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Munin - is it not the product of Mass X Velocity times the product of Mass X Velocity over two ?
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by Eclaireur
Wed May 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Seret, interesting post - and much that I would agree with. But going back to the original post I would not change my position, notably about the difference between penetration and destructive effect: - we would agree that a panzerschrek can penetrate a lot more armour than a 75mm solid shot from a ...
by Eclaireur
Mon May 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Andy - a few points 1. When you write "these weapons were by far the largest killer of armour in NWE" do you have a source? If you look at John Buckley, "British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944", he cites estimates that only between 6% and 15% of tank casualties were to HEAT / hollow charge wea...
by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Munin and MLB - your point about range/accuracy is perfectly fair. But if you get a hit with a panzerschrek the destructive effect is like hitting something with an 88. And sorry, that's not right,
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by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2566

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Unfortunately the rules are abstracting a number of properties of anti-tank weapons here. Shaped charge weapons have great penetrative power. If you look at how much armour a panzerschrek or panzerfaust (or indeed a bazooka) can burn through it's very impressive for the size of round. But the metal ...
by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Casualties on gun crews

yes, Seret, fair one. the lone man crewing a gun until the bitter hand definitely has a heroic quality to it.
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by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Casualties on gun crews

Thanks Chum - I should have spotted that. Seems fair enough that going down to 2 crew would have those effects. I think going down to 1 might have effects on rate of fire and accuracy. I would think if you're down to 1, firing alternate phases and have a deduction on the accuracy roll but hey ho!
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by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Casualties on gun crews

Is there any provision for casualties on support or anti-tank gun crews reducing their effectiveness? I'm thinking of the situation when you're down to one or two survivors on the gun. I've searched the rules, errata + FAQ, and couldn't find anything but maybe I'm being dense...
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