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by Contrarius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Mg on halftrack
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Mg on halftrack

Restricted visability is the reason a tank MG is ROF 6 I do not see that applying to the halftrack mount. You are not peering out of a slit or 1" scope. Nor do I see it being run by one man alone. I would certainly not reduce a Hanomag-mounted MG34/42 to 6 dice. Plenty of visibility, stacks of ammo...
by Contrarius
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: N.B.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: N.B.

Or more correctly:

nota bene

where nota is from the verb notare, ‘to note’, as in ‘note ye well!’
by Contrarius
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Effect of Hand Grenades on troops in hard cover.
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Effect of Hand Grenades on troops in hard cover.

Personally I prefer the hits as in open as I think grenades are underpowered and even more so now they are much reduced in number. I have not seen one used in last 2 years Yes, use of grenades does seem to be rare. It costs a whole CI to throw one, and there are always more pressing concerns vying ...
by Contrarius
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Sdkfz 222
Replies: 29
Views: 1262

Re: Sdkfz 222

So, did anyone notice the SdKfz 221 has a two-man crew, a driver and a commander-gunner. That makes it a 1-Man-Turret, with all the wonderful penalties that go with it. :mrgreen:
by Contrarius
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Sdkfz 222
Replies: 29
Views: 1262

Re: Sdkfz 222

Kfz 13 has an armour of 1 - not very survivable. However, they do still stop rifle fire and cost you one point less.
by Contrarius
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Ft17
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Ft17

Actually, at only 2 points they are quite a bargain. They used to cost 3 points and still do in the Consolidated list. Indeed, I think it’s unfair that they’re classed as low profile, when they’re fully as tall as a Pz 38(t). As further balancing I would add another house rule, namely that FT-17 cre...
by Contrarius
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Ft17
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Ft17

FT-17 actually ain’t a bad tank for 1939/40 - under the Blitzkrieg handbook that is. For two points you get a very handy 37mm gun or MG, which can make quite a mess of enemy infantry. And, if you’re only up against Pz Is and Pz IIs or other early panzers with only 3 armour points, it’s actually quit...
by Contrarius
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Minefield deployment
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Minefield deployment

Wartime photos suggest that mined roads were a thing — what we would now call IEDs. Typically they’d be found on dirt roads rather than cobble or asphalt. You see quite a few photos of armoured cars that have hit mines, presumably speeding along not paying attention to the road surface. My guess is ...
by Contrarius
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anti-tank rifle queries
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Anti-tank rifle queries

Hi Chris, Yes, we had a discussion about the various AT rifles a couple of months back, in a thread titled “World War 2 Anti-Tank rifles”. I seem to recall these larger calibre ones were huge beasts. The Finnish Lahti, iirc, was also very good. However, they were so large and cumbersome that someone...
by Contrarius
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: A few CoC queries - mostly Early War
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: A few CoC queries - mostly Early War

Hi Levi, Yes, I would definitely go for “move on a 1”, especially in Big CoC. The problem in standard CoC is that you have so many uses for 1’s — not least firing LMGs — that you can rarely spare them on your armour, which ends up sitting idly by, often in a place where it can’t fire even if you had...