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by Contrarius
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app

As a rule I don’t keep important stuff on the iPad, as it’s the wife’s spare and is logged to her iCloud account, which I keep switched off. I pull off most photos and screen saves to my main comp fairly regularly. Beside the deleted Lardy rules I had a few random pdf’s downloaded from the web which...
by Contrarius
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Deploying
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Deploying

Just played a game where the patrol phase was over in just six moves, with all three German chips in a single stack just 12 inches in from their table edge, ‘shut down’ by an enemy marker. lol.
by Contrarius
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?

Perhaps scenarios that limit range are the answer. Dawn/dusk, fog, night?

It’s no coincidence that major assaults typically took place at first light. Now, how best to simulate this? Limit ranges to 6”, increasing by 2” per phase? Add a risk that units veer left or right?
by Contrarius
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?

Well, playing early war Germans or Poles you don’t have much in the way of smoke. As for clever deployment of terrain: I always try to do that, and yet somehow there are avenues of fire I did not anticipate. A lot of it does, of course, come down to inexperience. I’m still struggling to incorporate ...
by Contrarius
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

How to stop battles degenerating into long-range shooting matches?

We’ve all been there. The two sides line up and fire at each other across the gaping chasm in the middle of the table. Each unit sits motionless in the best cover it can find and blasts away at long range. No generalship, no subtlety, indeed no tactics — it’s all down to the luck of the dice. So, be...
by Contrarius
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC Blitzkrieg game
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: CoC Blitzkrieg game

Tommy Cooper was quite surreal, and in his heyday, one of the funniest comedians in Britain.
by Contrarius
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC scenarios & adaptions for solo wargaming?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: CoC scenarios & adaptions for solo wargaming?

I'm always put off solo gaming, largely because my wife thinks playing with toy soldiers is tragic enough, without playing with yourself with toy soldiers. I live in the middle of nowhere, so difficult to find live opponents. My wife has very little knowledge or grasp of my interest in figure gamin...
by Contrarius
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC scenarios & adaptions for solo wargaming?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: CoC scenarios & adaptions for solo wargaming?

Lardies have something called Platoon Forward which is made for solo wargaming. It should be fairly well usable with CoC. You position blinds on the battlefield and as the play progresses you use random generation tables with which you generate the opposition, e.g. anti-tank gun, and then you selec...
by Contrarius
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app

Can you not just keep copies of the pdf in a normal file folder ie not in applebooks? I keep copies of most stuff on my desktop computer. Sometimes, however, a lot of stuff from random iPad surfing, specifically pdfs, I’ve found it convenient to save to Books on the iPad. Being lazy and overwhelmed...
by Contrarius
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Apple just deleted all my Lardy pdfs from the Books app

Arrrrggghhhh!!! F***g Apple at it again. :evil: All my pdfs on the iPad in the Books app just vanished thanks to their recent update. I can download the Lardy ones again, but also had several fairly rare documents found randomly on the web. Probably won’t be able to replace them. Anyone figured a wa...