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by Capt Fortier
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Armoured vehicle forced off table
Replies: 25
Views: 866

Re: Armoured vehicle forced off table

I agree with TT and Chris - its unclear why this would be different from other unbroken units forced to withdraw off a table edge (see the debate re: routing from close combat with 4x dice ). I would think this also opens up issues about whether an AFV could voluntarily leave the table and then retu...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: New Player Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: New Player Questions

1. A vehicle has to come on on the road, but can the facing be turned not to invite a flank shot? 4.3.1 of the rules states: [Vehicles] may  elect  to  deploy  anywhere  within  the  permitted distance of this entry point  and in any  direction from it [my emphasis],  in the same way as infantry do...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Some dumb questions about fistifuffs
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Some dumb questions about fistifuffs

Interesting questions. I would think you would first move the contacted group and its adjacent (support) group to face and conform (as per the second and third diagram on p. 53 of SP2 rules) and that helps get a sense of who is having to deal with what. In terms of (1) the shock from Tomahawks, I'd ...
by Capt Fortier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tiralliers Senegalese painting question.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Tiralliers Senegalese painting question.

You're right Baron - I think it would be relatively exceptional to have black/native officers in French colonial units - so it would be rare to see on the tabletop. Scheck's work is interesting and looks very thorough, and I too was shocked re: how systematic some of these killings appear to have be...
by Capt Fortier
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tiralliers Senegalese painting question.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Tiralliers Senegalese painting question.

The French had some native commissioned officers too, though probably in low numbers. One such was Capt. Charles N'Tchoréré of the 53e Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale Mixte Sénégalais, who was murdered by Germans after surrendering on 7 June 1940.
by Capt Fortier
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close Combat 4 x dice to enemy player
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: Close Combat 4 x dice to enemy player

So my example the British Section with 10 men, one of which is a Junior Leader would: • Move away from the enemy 3D6, • backs to the enemy • Roll BTH for routing Leader • Gain 8 points of Shock. • In their Phase they may be activated to move or fire as normal with the Shock level penalty. Actually ...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close Combat 4 x dice to enemy player
Replies: 37
Views: 724

Re: Close Combat 4 x dice to enemy player

This 'rout' has nothing to do with breaking, or routing as a consequence of that, it's just a swift retreat to avoid a hopeless fight ... Thus there is no BTH roll... While it may be correct that this "swift retreat" is pretty sensible, my sense of the way BTH rolls work is that they reflect how th...
by Capt Fortier
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Reading recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Reading recommendations

This query piqued my interest enough that I have since sought out and read Melton Davis's "Who Defends Rome?" While much of the focus is on the political manoeuvering leading up to the Italian armistice, the last third has a reasonably detailed narrative of the Battle for Rome (8-12 September 1943),...
by Capt Fortier
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Milita formation broken by terrain
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Milita formation broken by terrain

I could not find anything specific about Militia, although under "Types of Troops - Militia" it does suggest that Militia Formations are "penalised when moving through poor terrain" (p. 9 of SP2 rules). But under 4.3 Terrain and Movement under "Heavy Going": "...Troops can stand in Formation in this...
by Capt Fortier
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: panzerjager I
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: panzerjager I

Nice work! I think you've captured that pose pretty well and altogether a great composition!