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by Charles Eckart
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Blitzkrieg in the West #1: The French Now Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

Re: Blitzkrieg in the West #1: The French Now Available

Waited a long time for early war IABSM, thanks. I like COC but it is very infantry oriented and I also like seeing the various arms of service working together. Infantry likes cover, armor prefers a bit more range. Artillery? Well, just don't get too close to the lightening! I won't be able to buy b...
by Charles Eckart
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Blinds and how they are represented
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Blinds and how they are represented

I use 6 inch clear plastic ovals with red or blue outlined edges and a small red or blue number when a blind is on the table. Also terrain pieces when blinds are "hidden". The clear ovals give an appearance of how positions might appear on a map and are sometimes overlooked by an opponent making the...
by Charles Eckart
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: supplements written for second ed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: supplements written for second ed?

Lard Island News
Free Downloads
IABSM
2nd page
Using old supplements with IABSM v3

The above has what you want
by Charles Eckart
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Khra 1914 - ITLSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Khra 1914 - ITLSU

Nice use of relatively small forces with ITLSU in an ignored colonial setting.

Thanks for posting
by Charles Eckart
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Imperial Roman Army list
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Imperial Roman Army list

Sorry, I guess you are looking for the Roman army in Britain before the last legions left forever. Once again Osprey is probably a good source.
by Charles Eckart
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Imperial Roman Army list
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Imperial Roman Army list

You need to be much more specific. The imperial period of Rome covered about 300+ years over which the army underwent many changes. Also, the Eastern and Western empire armies would have different proportions and types of troops available. Osprey probably has books on which war-frontier-period you a...
by Charles Eckart
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: If the Lord Spares Us
Topic: Batteries or Gun Section
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Batteries or Gun Section

I agree with Archduke, beware of making WW I artillery too flexible, especially in the early years. I've read that in 1914 French 75mm gunners would choose their own targets without reference to the infantry requirements. After tanks appeared the Germans dedicated some field guns (often captured Rus...
by Charles Eckart
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Mining a roadblock
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Mining a roadblock

Place a roadblock, maybe with booby trap. Put mines off road on both sides. Cover roadblock and minefields with observed firepower.

Roadblocks, wire, and minefields aren't major obstacles unless covered by fire.
by Charles Eckart
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Question's
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Re: Question's

Force Morale for IABSM suggestion from Rich appeared in the Christmas 2013 special (that long ago?). We started using FM with IABSM just over a year ago, like the result and continue using it. Vis Lardica has an AAR of a game using FM we played about a year ago. Called The Initiation of Dashwood Bro...
by Charles Eckart
Mon May 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: City fighting
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: City fighting

If you want ideas for fighting in major cities with taller, probably stronger buildings than most towns there was an article in one of the specials about fighting in Hue during Tet. "Hue" or "Tet" probably in the title. For CDS but rules would be quite similar if not identical for IABSM. Sorry but I...