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by Archdukek
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoCulator for adding SMGs
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: CoCulator for adding SMGs

Given that such weapons confer both advantages and disadvantages, would there be an argument for simply swapping one section's rifles for SMGs at half the cost (say 3 points)? I'd say no, that's being too generous. The CoCulator value of 2 per SMG has presumably been set by Rich taking account of t...
by Archdukek
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoCulator for adding SMGs
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: CoCulator for adding SMGs

Support cost options are always more expensive than if the change is embedded into the Platoon. 1 Support Point for a couple of SMGs seems to be the norm. If you want to design a platoon with a Battle Patrol armed with SMGs, as TT suggests,then the CoCulator prices an SMG armed soldier at 2 points e...
by Archdukek
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charge and command attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Charge and command attachment

Hi R,
The act of attaching Generals should be simultaneous, not sequential. If it's a problem I suggest you both write down which unit he is to attach to then reveal, but it's usually pretty obvious where he is most needed.

John
by Archdukek
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Pinkerton Tasking on Faltering Brigades and Staff Officer re-rolls
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Pinkerton Tasking on Faltering Brigades and Staff Officer re-rolls

Hi Martin,
Yes I think it means precisely that. You can't use Pinkerton to prevent a unit recovering from Falter. At best you might force the other player to take another Brigade Command Roll as a normal, non- Faltering brigade.

John
by Archdukek
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charge and command attachment
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Charge and command attachment

As I read the section on page 26, both sides can attach generals to units at the beginning of the Charge phase and this is done before any charges are declared by either side. So you don't know at that point whether the unit concerned will be charging or defending against a charge. I've never seen t...
by Archdukek
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British intervention force
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: British intervention force

I confess I haven't read them, just came across the reference when looking for something else. They have been criticised for a lack of basic research and the implausibility of some of the actions depicted. One critic suggests that the British are armed as if they are refighting the War of 1812, whil...
by Archdukek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British intervention force
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: British intervention force

If you are prepared to consider alternate history the "Stars and Stripes" trilogy by Harry Harrison postulates a war between the US and Britain in 1861 after the Trent Affair takes a different turn.

John
by Archdukek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British intervention force
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: British intervention force

What about Canadian rebels being incited by US forces? Fenians or Riel come to mind.

John
by Archdukek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Do two pins make a suppressed?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Do two pins make a suppressed?

No they don't. Suppressed is a specific result on the fre table as I understand it. Additional Pins have no additional effect.

John
by Archdukek
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Basic Firing Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Basic Firing Questions

Why wouldn't you allow splitting fire on a 1 or a 2 unless there were figures that couldn't see? And why not with a CI? The rules seem actually really clear than when a "fire" action is being taken by a team, they can split their firepower dice amongst any number of target teams , not individual fi...