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by Len Tracey
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Resistance / Partisans
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: Resistance / Partisans

Agreed there are some great figures for European partisans, but you should try sourcing figures for Dyaks, Chinese or Philippine guerrillas. I can't find a manufacturer that makes any. If anyone knows of a producer I'd appreciate it if they could advise it here. At the moment I'm scratch building ev...
by Len Tracey
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Anti-Tank Rifle amendments
Replies: 23
Views: 3675

Re: Possible Anti-Tank Rifle amendments

ATR are an interesting subject that received a lot of attention between the wars. Most nations looked at them as a solution to the tank problem for frontline Infantry units and so developed or bought a version. The options came in roughly three variations: Heavy (20mm), Medium (14mm) and Light (8mm)...
by Len Tracey
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question - national characteristic and leader firing
Replies: 35
Views: 2265

Re: Question - national characteristic and leader firing

My two cents worth. I think, RAW, that the JL can direct the LMG and fire his SMG. However, I would not play it this way as directing fire and giving fire control orders usually precludes using your own weapon. One of the reasons that Section/Squad leaders were given SMG was to stop them firing in c...
by Len Tracey
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?
Replies: 50
Views: 10309

Re: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?

Take a casualty and then mission changes to CASEVAC. That is very true for a lot of armies, not least the Australians. I read a very interesting article by two Israeli LTCOL who addressed just this issue. They examines an incident in Lebanon where a company attack to break into an urban area founder...
by Len Tracey
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Resistance / Partisans
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: Resistance / Partisans

I've done a generic guerrilla list that I adapt for various groups in the Asia-Pacific - specifically China, Philippines, Borneo (Dyaks) and Malaya. None of these get much press in English language literature, but they performed at least as well as the resistance groups in Europe. The thing I found ...
by Len Tracey
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Armored Platoon Command Dice
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: Armored Platoon Command Dice

I agree with TT; the amount of times I've rolled a 6,5,5,5,1,1 when I really needed to activate my troops! I'd be inclined to leave the tank platoon with 5 dice, although I like the idea of reducing the number to reflect lack of radios - a simple mechanic to reflect the difficulties this created for...
by Len Tracey
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Armored Platoon Command Dice
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: Armored Platoon Command Dice

With regard to the Chinese Nationalist Army lists, there are five currently being included plus special rules for the German trained divisions (87th & 88th). Hopefully this will provide your friend with what they are looking for.
by Len Tracey
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Malaya 1942 Campaign Scenario 5 AAR the Pictures!
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Malaya 1942 Campaign Scenario 5 AAR the Pictures!

Sounds like a hard game fought at close quarters. Bayonet fights are always bloody. The Australians seemed a little unfortunate with their shooting and the Japanese were able to capitalize, although at a cost. What was the comparative Force Morale loss between the two sides?
by Len Tracey
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese Jump of Points
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Japanese Jump of Points

Really nice! They fit in well with the table and add to the scenery.
by Len Tracey
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?
Replies: 50
Views: 10309

Re: CoC: Fighting Season Playtesting?

I'd certainly give it a go as well.