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by Will3T
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: All American PSC Game 2 CYL TV
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: All American PSC Game 2 CYL TV

Glad you are enjoying the campaign! The Germans are taking it on the nose here and need to bypass this strong Airborne position.
by Will3T
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

It's good stuff, though a very different approach to the German Auftragstaktik, in that the Major is involved/informed about 100 yard objectives. Obviously the terrain plays a huge part here. I did not quote the Major's entire comment, my apologies there. He also dictates that he does the same for ...
by Will3T
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

That being said, the focus of the game system is already the emphasis on leadership in action, would you rate US Marines higher in that regard than the German practice of Auftragstaktik that also emphasized lower-level initiative? I am 3/4 through reading Fighting on Guadalcanal , and there is clea...
by Will3T
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

Levi the Ox wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Abilities that let a unit do different things and that require effort and thought to use tend to be more interesting to play (and more fun to play against) than abilities that make a unit better at the things it already does.
Well said there, I will keep that in mind.
by Will3T
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

I just think you have to be careful in ascribing some unique martial attributes to one group without deeply examining your own assumptions, so for example, would the determination or regimental pride be greater than the Japanese Imperial Guard Division? Hitlerjugend? Coldstream Guards? Definitely a...
by Will3T
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

I'm getting slightly concerned that our USMC may be becoming supertroopers. Is the leadership really that much better, or the esprit de corps so superior to all our other forces? Don’t want that for sure, I’m looking for that rare balance. I agree that most all fighting forces have a esprit de corp...
by Will3T
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

You got it! Thinking about Marine leadership as one of their notable qualities I thought of these: 1. When a Leader uses all of their Initiatives to remove Shock from a unit, they may remove one additional point of Shock. In addition, when defending entrenchment in Close Combat all Marine units are ...
by Will3T
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

I am just wondering if it will get much use bit like the German special rule. Ie only when SL is around otherwise the loss of the section shooting is not worth it. Fair point, honestly not sure this rule is applicable to US Marines but maybe another force. Strategy with this would be use a 3 to act...
by Will3T
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

Do you plan on keeping the Marching Fire ability, or removing it? The combination of mobility and firepower it offers units activated by leaders is withering ! Some of the late-war lists give the Marine Junior Leaders 3 initiatives to handle their 3 teams. You could use that rule earlier in the war...
by Will3T
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5980

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

If you want to read some first hand accounts of marines in action and their feedback there is a US pub called something like Lessons from Guadalcanal . It is written from POV of the interviews with NCO's and Junior Officers rather than Senior officers or official historians. They do not turn out to...