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by MLB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Recce Troop

I’ve never really seen the point of the one vehicle a phase rule. To be honest neither have I. It only came to my attention when someone commented on one of my AARs for the Malaya campaign when I brought on a platoon of Ha Go tanks in one phase. Which leads me to think in the case of early war, rad...
by MLB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Recce Troop

One thought on this and it’s something I’ve been meaning to ask the Lardies ever since I saw reports of Nick’s recce scenario. Would you play the deployment restriction of one vehicle per phase or would you give this type of unit an exception? I can’t imagine in Nick’s airborne recce scenario this r...
by MLB
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Moving through wheat/cornfields
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Moving through wheat/cornfields

I play the Germans in this campaign and before the first game started we agreed to play the fields as broken ground. There are also what look like ploughed fields marked on the campaign maps and we treat these as broken ground that provide no cover. Exactly how we played it. I noticed a big differe...
by MLB
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Moving through wheat/cornfields
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Moving through wheat/cornfields

That’s really interesting, as a lifelong city dweller one farmer’s field is much as another, so when a set of rules says ‘ploughed field’ I read that as ‘any field where crops are grown’. Once many years ago I tried running across a ploughed field (long and amusing story) and found it impossible, I ...
by MLB
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Moving through wheat/cornfields
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Moving through wheat/cornfields

The rule book refers to terrain thus: Open Ground: This is a solid surface with no real impediment to movement. Examples are grass, road, compact earth, pavements or orchards. Here movement is conducted without penalty. Broken Ground: Ground where there is a slight impediment to movement such as woo...
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Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: 1940s French garage
Replies: 11
Views: 3439

Re: 1940s French garage

Between him and John Bond, it's hard not have table envy. John is a great source of inspiration, as is Pat (Silverwhistle). If there was a damascene moment it was stumbling across Pat’s site and realising I should set my sights a lot higher when it comes to terrain. Flattered to be mentioned in the...
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Making simple culverts
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Making simple culverts

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by MLB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Making simple culverts
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Making simple culverts

I'm currently playing the Chain of Command campaign Taking The Gembloux Gap and one scenario calls for the French to demolish two road culverts to stall the German advance. As culverts also feature in a number of other scenarios I wanted to make some for my terrain. I wanted something fairly versati...
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Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Going Tactical
Replies: 21
Views: 3706

Re: Going Tactical

If anything there should be an option to go tactical after the first round of shooting hits a target - rather than standing with their thumbs up their backsides while men drop dead around them. I get that argument but I think that’s taking a very linear view of what happens in a phase or sequence o...
by MLB
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 31 10 19)
Replies: 62
Views: 15151

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 31 10 19)

Something of an antidote to the Perbais log-jam. Interesting that your campaign is, so far, mirroring the Lard TV version. It’s nice to feel the campaign is moving at last. I think Perbais was designed to be tough on the Germans but this one and the next appear to give them an easier ride and that ...