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by Counterpane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?

Right, having now listened to The Miller’s Tale episode 6, I hear that you’re looking for D-Day related games. Obviously neither of mine are that.

Will you accept off-theme games? If so I think Maximilian Adventure would be best - no point bringing yet another WW2 game that doesn’t fit.

Richard
by Counterpane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?

I think I can do this Mike, subject to confirmation with the domestic authorities. My heart says to put on Ferrocarril de Veracruz , contra-guerrilla operations in 1860s Mexico for Sharp Practice but my head tells me I put a lot of work into the Menton 1940 terrain and should run Italian Invasion of...
by Counterpane
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Game Scale - What type of battle does Sharp Practice represent?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Game Scale - What type of battle does Sharp Practice represent?

I wargame the Maximilian Adventure using Sharp Practice.

A typical scenario might have a column of troops (perhaps five or six 8-man groups) representing a company or so. They might have been tasked with escorting a pay chest or perhaps sweeping an area where guerillas are known to be operating.
by Counterpane
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank platoon Force Morale
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Tank platoon Force Morale

I'm planning a 1940 game that features a French tank platoon of three FT-17s. Given that there isn't a Force morale track for French tanks in Blitzkrieg 1940 (unless I've missed it) should I use the track on page 13 as a default?

Richard
by Counterpane
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Shot, Steel & Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 712

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: 359

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: 456

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: 442

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: 359

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: 984

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).