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by Captain Reid
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Drill
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Drill

Someone who (I think) was an American suggested it in the Facebook Group (or rather said he had been using single-card PdV and TLR to pleasing effect). I've found it very effective. The essential trouble, especially for TLR which is much more situational than PdC is the requirement to have the right...
by Captain Reid
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Drill
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Drill

I let Drill allow a free Formation change (so potentially 2 formation changes in one Activation or two moves plus a Formation change). People then begin to use it a bit. I've also started allowing Pas de Charge and Thin Red Line as needing only one card. This lets them see much more use but doesn't ...
by Captain Reid
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Using Command Cards to Increase Leader Status?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Using Command Cards to Increase Leader Status?

What it really means is 'Use a Command Card to gain one Command Initiative' (not Status Level). As an aside, a Leader who is attached to a Unit who he Activates to Fire automatically directs its fire, he only needs to spend a CI if he is not attached to it. However the general question affects much ...
by Captain Reid
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?

Thanks once again, you've been really helpful.

I wonder if they were the old coehorn mortars the French used in '14 and that were called Toby Mortars by the British.
by Captain Reid
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?

Thanks! I've found one Turkish reference too - unspecified French using grenades to defend a 'blockhouse'. While I have your attention, anything about French mortars at Gallipoli? The Turks refer quite frequently to 'French mortars' but I'm not certain whether they actually mean mortars as opposed t...
by Captain Reid
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

French Use of Grenades at Gallipoli?

Bit of a long shot, but does anyone have any solid evidence with regard to the French forces using grenades at Gallipoli. I'm aware the Ottomans were well-supplied and that the British, ANZAC and Indian troops used home-made ones. But, largely due to the dearth of readily available French accounts i...
by Captain Reid
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Where do you measure from?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Where do you measure from?

As the Baron says, for firing purposes, figures should determine range and line of sight on an individual basis (though it's often easier to go with a 'majority verdict' when determining ranges). For Fisticuffs, only one man in a Group needs to make it into base contact, so closest is fine (except s...
by Captain Reid
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Rallying from uncontrolled fire.
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Rallying from uncontrolled fire.

Only troops that are in Formation need to roll for control as only Formations may be Controlled or Uncontrolled when it comes to firing.

Neither of those types may use Formations, so the roll never applies.
by Captain Reid
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ist WW
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Ist WW

Coc-ing up TtMatB is an article in one of the Specials which, as implied, brings CoC mechanisms into TtMatB
by Captain Reid
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ancient Germanic reading recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Ancient Germanic reading recommendations

I agree, it's not perfect by any means. Though because of the extraordinarily limited and time/place-specific evidence we're not going to get anything that is. In fairness, many of the references to Speidel are contradicting him or pointing out he has an 'alternative view'. I certainly struggle with...