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by Errhile
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War and Finnish Roadblocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: Winter War and Finnish Roadblocks

I'd say it is a pretty common problem: RL situations don't often present a decent chance of winning to both sides. They tend to be heavily balanced in favour of one of them. Thus, they don't really make for good games. Unless, that is, you alter victory conditions. If memory serves me, the problem y...
by Errhile
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War and Finnish Roadblocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: Winter War and Finnish Roadblocks

I don't see the problem, to be honest - it is a game, it does simplify things. Log roadblock - how does removing one differ from removing, say, concrete "dragon's teeth", or a couple of Czech hedgehogs? I guess you still have to send a demolition team of engineers in and dynamite it out to the kingd...
by Errhile
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French 1944-45 Infantry Platoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: French 1944-45 Infantry Platoon

http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/ ... -1943-1945 this seems to confirm "US pattern" in Free French organization.
by Errhile
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC Battle of Narvik
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Re: CoC Battle of Narvik

I want to thank john for a great right up. I was tempted to make the poles elite, but because of the training decided not to,but he JL got 2 initiatives. They sadly weren't elite at this moment. Very spirited, true. Very aggressive towards the Germans. But they lacked in the training department (da...
by Errhile
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC Battle of Narvik
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Re: CoC Battle of Narvik

Well, the Polish Podhale Rifles Brigade was organized and equipped along the lines of the French Chasseurs Alpins. I'd wonder if they had enough time in training to acquire French national characteristics (which might be a good thing, since this would leave them with platoon sergeants that aren't of...
by Errhile
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Getting started with Chain of Command
Replies: 47
Views: 43188

Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

I went with larger (25mm) bases for my Leaders, and different colored bases for every section / support choice. The difference should be god enough to be noticeable, allowing me to tell the units apart. Also, keep in mind that there are various shapes of miniature bases available (round, square, hex...
by Errhile
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: How do you transport your minis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: How do you transport your minis?

Magnetized bases, metal boxes (cookie-can type).

Though the game I use 28mm-scale metal minis for tends to require less models than CoC.
For CoC, I went with 20mm/ 1:72, and I had to get myself different type of cans :P
by Errhile
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 15mm question
Replies: 22
Views: 5245

Re: 15mm question

As for polarity issues, I got used to placing magnets in a consistent way long ago :) but yes, going for a metal plate is going to get around the problem pretty nicely. Also, yes, metal boxes (cookie cans in my case) do excellent for storage boxes. I came to use them with another game (using 28mm-sc...
by Errhile
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 15mm question
Replies: 22
Views: 5245

Re: 15mm question

Double basing critical teams, just makes play move faster, as there is no digging around to figure out whom is whom. You could, actually, have the cake and eat the cake at the same time: magnetize the bases for individual miniatures, then put corresponding magnets in a team base. That's what I did ...
by Errhile
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Late War Finnish Platoon - Continuation War
Replies: 16
Views: 3547

Re: Late War Finnish Platoon - Continuation War

From what I've read, BT-42 had a problem with the AT round, as it was copied from a German one, meant for a different gun (different barre rifling or something similar), and as the result the fuses weren't arming properly. Still, as an assault gun in the initial meaning of the term (i.e. "infantry s...