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by Iorwerth
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Big CoC advice sought for introducing new players.
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Big CoC advice sought for introducing new players.

Thanks for all the replies and advice. I think having a normal game first with 2 players sharing a platoon sounds a sensible way to go. Then once we have had a game of that and everyone is up to speed, then either go for a Big CoC game with 2v2, or have 2 tables of 1 v 1. I may be able to find a fou...
by Iorwerth
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Big CoC advice sought for introducing new players.
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Big CoC advice sought for introducing new players.

Sometime earlyish next year I am going to introduce three new players to CoC, with a four player game. It will be late war Brits v Germans in Normandy (my stuff is late war and I don’t have any winter terrain/figs ready yet). I was thinking that each person has a platoon – I actually have enough to ...
by Iorwerth
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Off board mortars question
Replies: 18
Views: 1496

Re: Off board mortars question

On the other thread on barrages I thought about having the center point for the actual barrage box have a random shift (2d6") away from the barrage aim point every barrage activation after the very first one. Between activations the aim point remains in its normal place, it is just the center of the...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Will CoC work with 3-2-1 basing?
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Will CoC work with 3-2-1 basing?

I reckon it would work, so long as you have enough bases that you can easily make change to deal with the casualties and so forth. I think the squad weapons would need to be singles probably, or at least have some that are singles, so you can represent a squad weapon team down to one man, and all le...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2097

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

Thanks re my question about sighting for FOs - I now need to find FO figures holding cups of coffee! :D Also, the link was an interesting read, though most of it went over my head. Something that I thought was interesting: "The earlier Manual considers that medium mortars should normally be sub-allo...
by Iorwerth
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2097

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

There seems to be varying opinions on how accurately mortar barrages of this sort could be moved around. Is there a consensus opinion on whether it is as precise as simulated in the rules, or some sources that talk about it that anyone is aware of?
by Iorwerth
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early British Platoon Video
Replies: 32
Views: 1384

Re: Early British Platoon Video

Good video. We need to add a servant and bicyclist runner to the British Platoons. Not so concerned about the runner, but going into battle without one's servant is just asking for trouble!
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2097

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

There are other far more expert than I on the technical aspects of walking a barrage. My suggestion is mainly to discourage micro-management - 9" or half the barrage width is another alternative. Some prefer a random element if only to increase the chance of catching friends which is generally zero...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2097

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

If you find the existing mortar barrage rules too overwhelming then the simplest solution is to agree with your opponent not to use them. Both platoons are deemed not to have priority for that support this fight. In my experience mortars can be very effective, a waste of support points or OK in abo...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 35
Views: 2097

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

Thanks, I have read a fair number of threads about it over time. I haven't tried out any house rules as of yet, but have found that occasionally a barrage seems overpowered and detracts from the fun of the engagement. I realise that infantry hated being mortared, but in the game, rather than in real...