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Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Consolidated arsenal question
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Consolidated arsenal question

I took this picture when I was at Saumur a couple of years ago. One reason I took it was because I was surprised that the profile of the Hetzer was a similar height to the StuG. The Hetzer is certainly shorter in length and width but not as much as I was expecting. I'd say the Hetzer may well be cla...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR

Reading the report and your follow-up comments/assessment, you may (or may not!) be heartened to know that your failures were more or less historically accurate. Despite American historians playing up British prowess to make their own performance seem more spectacular, the reality is that in 1775, ...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR

Really enjoyable account. Its always remarkable when one of your smaller skirmish units does the tough work while the larger unit that you felt would be your champion ends up a bit of a shambles. Its a fairly common experience in my wargaming :? Thanks. Yes the light infantry were the highlight of ...
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR

Did I see somewhere that you deployed a group on 2 flags after the tiffin card. I have not played a lot of SP2 but I believe the use of cards after tiffin is limited to units already on the table. My apologies if I have mis-read your report Well spotted John, we missed that one and will remember in...
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: SP AWI Escort Duty AAR
Replies: 7
Views: 344

SP AWI Escort Duty AAR

Managed to get in another game of Sharp Practice and we are still on the learning curve, so this AAR is as much about what to do as it is about what not to do. This was an escort duty scenario set during the AWI with British regulars trying to get the battalion pay wagon through hostile territory. F...
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: JOP clarification
Replies: 31
Views: 910

Re: JOP clarification

I couldn't find it in the ,FAQ No, it was his reply to comment on Facebook or in the forum. One side overrruns the JoP, the other side is aware the JoP is no longer secure and so it is effectively lost (ie captured). Even if not physically ‘occupied’ the enemy has been known to have been there, so ...
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: JOP clarification
Replies: 31
Views: 910

Re: JOP clarification

I’m certain Rich clarified this somewhere. Move into contact with the JoP it is captured. No need to sit on it until turn end and if the enemy has not recaptured by turn end then it is removed. People have a tendency to keep a unit in contact to ensure it is not recaptured but if you’ve pushed your ...
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Munin's First Attempt At WW2 Vehicles
Replies: 52
Views: 12292

Re: Munin's First Attempt At WW2 Vehicles

Great work and very creative use of magnets, some nice ideas there. Paint chipping is always a tricky one, how much is enough? I recall watching a modelling tutorial about it once and something the guy said has always stayed in mind, “just when you think you’ve done enough is probably the moment whe...
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Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Crew - what can they do
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Crew - what can they do

I cannot see anything that prevents a crew from engaging in close combat, but my opponents did cry foul the time I gathered my entire Japanese knee mortar squad and used them to launch a back breaking assault on the Marines on Guadalcanal. That was perfectly legal. The GD squad can opt to fire thei...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Brits, Russians, Germans and Americans 20mm
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Brits, Russians, Germans and Americans 20mm

Not playing CoC for a few weeks has been good for my painting mojo. It's been a very productive period, not least for getting stuck into all this unfinished little projects that needed completion. No particular campaign or games in mind, just finishing what I'd started. Lots more pictures here http:...