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by chris cornwell
Mon May 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 2352

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

I don’t have much of a problem as is. Once late war AFVs have got infantry within 100metres of them they should be vulnerable, and in an infantry game, infantry should be king
by chris cornwell
Sat May 09, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Ambush with tank destroyers
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

Re: Ambush with tank destroyers

I’ve done this an option for a panzerjaeger in a big CoC game. If they chose the pzrjgr as support, the defending Germans had the following deployment options prior to the game. Deploy the AFV in question as normal on a road with a command die roll of 3 OR Deploy as an ambusher as per the ambush rul...
by chris cornwell
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 3412

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Then neither side get them. Two patrols meeting by chance are not going to be lugging flamethrowers around! Exactly, or even a probe. Ft’s get dished out for set piece attacks... and very few units had them as even battalion assets. They didn’t just happen to be knocking about. There is an exceptio...
by chris cornwell
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 3412

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

I have put up my house rules for them before, but they seem to work quite well. First off I don’t make them available at all unless the scenario requires it, so defenders will never get to see one, and attackers only if they are up against a dug in defence/town assault. Other than that: Can’t be use...
by chris cornwell
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Flamethrowers in WW2
Replies: 56
Views: 3412

Re: French Flamethrowers in WW2

Even the Germans don’t have huge amounts, even late war. Looking at equipment returns for Normandy most infantry divisions might have between zero and 6 weapons. Occasional divisions get a few more (352nd had 20). Even in the panzer formations their availability is patchy: 21st panzer and 2nd SS app...
by chris cornwell
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Which support options have you never used?
Replies: 25
Views: 2022

Re: Which support options have you never used?

Well, I guess there is an argument for a bit of “support creep” as the war progresses. A tank common in 1940 might only be 4 or 5 SP, while a similar average vehicle in 1944 will be 6 or7. Same sort of increases for AT weapons. You could up SP values even for pick up games by +1 or + 2 for late war....
by chris cornwell
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 2169

Re: Visibility into building

Which is why no trained observer would be looking out of a window. He’d have removed a tile from the roof or an air brick or some such and be looking through that. If he was there a little while he’d have camouflaged the small aperture he had made. If he was observing through a window he’d keep 6 fe...
by chris cornwell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2767

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Paint em how you feel like... I won’t squeal on you.
by chris cornwell
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: le.ig 18 use against vehicles
Replies: 35
Views: 3281

Re: le.ig 18 use against vehicles

I am all for tweaking the values of support in a PSC to reflect rarity, but in the standard lists they should be based on characteristics alone. My 2 kopeks worth. I agree, way too big a can of worms otherwise. However, the pricing for a tripod belt fed MG versus an infantry gun still doesn't work....
by chris cornwell
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: le.ig 18 use against vehicles
Replies: 35
Views: 3281

Re: le.ig 18 use against vehicles

In many cases the support cost listed reflects that equipment's availability to the corresponding unit. If the MG is cheaper, it probably means that formation had more readily-available MG support. Yes, but that’s where it really doesn’t add up. A tripod MG was an integral asset to most German infa...