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by Counterpane
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Shot, Steel & Stone
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Shot, Steel & Stone

Anybody tried this set of rules, included in Henry Hyde's The Wargaming Compendium?

I had a solo try of them yesterday and thought they'd make a perfectly decent alternative to Black Powder. There seems to be a shortage of online fan activity or author support though.

Richard
by Counterpane
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Menton 1940 - balancing the sides
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Menton 1940 - balancing the sides

You know what, TT? Reading it again, I'm not sure what I meant either! John's analysis is interesting. With an assumed roll of 8 for the basic support dice, that would give the Italians 8 points of support and the French 9. I think I'll still go for the completed CoC die because of the mismatch in c...
by Counterpane
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Western desert British Commonwealth troops' organisation

Two to three Breda M30s per section! That’s going to put out some firepower!
by Counterpane
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Italian Officer/NCO Backgrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Italian Officer/NCO Backgrounds

I shall certainly be using these for my Menton game.
by Counterpane
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Menton 1940 - balancing the sides
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Menton 1940 - balancing the sides

At this year’s Crisis Point Wargames weekend in Sheffield, I’m planning on running a game of CoC set in the Garavan district of Menton on the Franco-Italian border. As the organiser of the event I feel that it should be my game that’s flexible enough to take whatever number of players is “spare” aft...
by Counterpane
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Eleven Questions that arise in the last games:
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Eleven Questions that arise in the last games:

I think Seret's missed the "per team" in number 11. The teams have 4 shock EACH so it's -4 dice across the squad as a whole (assuming it's not a section like the Italians that has three teams).
by Counterpane
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Character for Peninsular War Guerrrilla leaders
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Character for Peninsular War Guerrrilla leaders

Nice! I need to see if I can add some of that narrative chrome to me Mexican tables.

Richard
by Counterpane
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Base Sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Base Sizes

What John said. Spot on.

I use UK 1p coins for rank and file and 2p (25mm) coins for Leaders. With Warbases 2x4 sabot bases they look reasonably spaced to me.

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by Counterpane
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Ivan, Fritz and G I Joe
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Ivan, Fritz and G I Joe

Another AAR from Christmas games at stately Counterpane Manor. This time Chain of Command. This was a Big CoC game with one platoon of Soviets, two of Germans and one of Americans. The three sides had objectives that were pretty much mutually exclusive. The climax of the game featured one of the mos...
by Counterpane
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Once Upon a Time in the South
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Once Upon a Time in the South

I try to get in a couple of wargames over the Christmas holiday period and this time they were both Lard-flavoured. First up was a game of Sharp Practice called Once Upon a Time in the South (or Not Quite Camerone ). https://thelandofcounterpane.blogspot.com/2018/12/once-upon-time-in-south.html http...