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by Darren
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skirmishing the Second Boer War
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Skirmishing the Second Boer War

Relating to force moral, we use the sharps practice rules. We haven't tried CoC'ing mud and blood yet as we play 1914 when there were no LMG or bombing teams in a platoon. We haven't worked out what team would activate on a command dice roll of 1; it's a work in progress. I think any of the rules su...
by Darren
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skirmishing the Second Boer War
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Skirmishing the Second Boer War

Hi Alan, We've use around 40 infantry/cavalry figures per side; plus 3-4 leaders. We've limited the number of HMGs to 1 per side as they put out a lot fire and will dominate the table; and in 1914 there were limited numbers available. We play on a 6x6 table with 28mm figures. We use 6x6 as it encour...
by Darren
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skirmishing the Second Boer War
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Skirmishing the Second Boer War

Hi Alanl, Through the mud and the blood are WW1 platoon size rules. I've used these rules of 1914 games with an infantry platoon on each side, supported by HMGs and cavalry. I my opinion, these rules would work with few changes. There are rules for cavalry which will work for the mounted infantry. T...
by Darren
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Recce Troop
Replies: 42
Views: 4989

Re: Recce Troop

I've been thinking about how to use my former bolt action British Armoured Car troop in CoC. This troop is based on an Armoured Car Regiment from an Armoured division rather than a Recce Regiment. So far I'm planning to have an SL (maybe 2) with 2-3 sections of 1 Daimler armoured car and 1 Dingo sco...
by Darren
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Reserved action
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Reserved action

Thank you John
by Darren
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Reserved action
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Reserved action

Hi All, I admit to not understanding how reserved actions work. I'm prepared to concede I missed something in the rules. I understand that an Infantry section, weapons team or gun on overwatch has its actions reserved for spotting or firing. An AFV with an engage order also has its actions reserved....
by Darren
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Nile Expedition 1885
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Nile Expedition 1885

Hi All, I've been giving more thought to using SP2 for the Nile Expedition. There are 2 British, 2 Egyptian, 3 Mahdist group lists shown below. I still haven't played a game of SP2, so I would appreciate hear some thoughts on if the lists below would work in a game. The next project will to develop ...
by Darren
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: What a tanker house rules
Replies: 14
Views: 4827

Re: What a tanker house rules

Our last four games have been in 15mm, we used inches with no problems at all. We've played on 6x4 and 6x6 table. We use 15mm as I have masses of models from my FOW days. Our games were 1940 Italian v British; 1941; British v Afrika Corp; 1943 Russians v Germans; 1944 Germans v BrItish. Regards Darren
by Darren
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Stout hearts and Iron trooper
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Stout hearts and Iron trooper

Hi All, We played the race to the sea scenario from Stout hearts and Iron trooper yesterday. We swapped the British for French as we don't have any British troops. The French had cavalry as the German cavalry isn't painted yet. The German cavalry was replaced with a recon section. It was a victory t...
by Darren
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Nile Expedition 1885
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Nile Expedition 1885

Thank you for your reply.

I did search the forum but I didn't find the article you've highlighted.

The article was helpful, I will need to think about this some more

Darren