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by Will3T
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rendezvous with Destiny - Carentan Campaign
Replies: 47
Views: 13818

Re: Rendezvous with Destiny - Carentan Campaign

Today 76 years ago Lt Col Robert G Cole led elements of the 101st Airborne Division in a bayonet charge across open ground to close with the enemy. For his inspiring leadership and heroic action he was to be awarded the Medal of Honor, but Cole fell in action in Holland before receiving the award. I...
by Will3T
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A bit confused about PSCs and the Rendezvous with Destiny campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: A bit confused about PSCs and the Rendezvous with Destiny campaign

Generally when the "defending" force wins Scenario 1 they must Strengthen Defenses as there is no further table to counterattack. This is quite a coup for them though as it burns two turns of a campaign, turns vital to the attacking player. No, it doesn't burn two turns, it only burns one. This is ...
by Will3T
Fri May 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A bit confused about PSCs and the Rendezvous with Destiny campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: A bit confused about PSCs and the Rendezvous with Destiny campaign

Generally when the "defending" force wins Scenario 1 they must Strengthen Defenses as there is no further table to counterattack. This is quite a coup for them though as it burns two turns of a campaign, turns vital to the attacking player. In the case of RwD, think of it as Cole's charge was beaten...
by Will3T
Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Suggestions for US Marine special rules
Replies: 48
Views: 8401

Re: Suggestions for US Marine special rules

For the Marine Raiders I have narrowed it down to these Characteristics based on the Gung-Ho Philosophy and their training: Gung-Ho When a Leader spends all of their Command Initiatives to remove Shock from a Squad or Team they are attached to, they may remove one additional Shock point. Jungle Scou...
by Will3T
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Minis
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

Re: Japanese Minis

Having just wrapped up a Japanese company in 15mm I highly recommend Command Decision (Skytrex) and Eureka. The former has pretty much everything, especially bulk riflemen, and the sculpting are good. I use Eureka to fill in the special weapons and other gaps, plus a lot of leaders. Nice thing is bo...
by Will3T
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: All American PSC Game 2 CYL TV
Replies: 3
Views: 800

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: 48
Views: 8401

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: 48
Views: 8401

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: 48
Views: 8401

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: 48
Views: 8401

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...