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by Levi the Ox
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Yup one of our major issues..
We made the beaten zone have a variable componenet, (rolled each phase) +1D6" so if you get too close you risk being hit.
Nice! I'd been thinking similar.
by Levi the Ox
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics

I'm doing Royal Marines as well, and plan on using them the same as you: deployed as line or light troops as desired. Complements were supposed to be 1 Marine per ship's gun, so you're looking at 3-5 groups for a frigate. Haven't gotten as far as the sailors yet, but was planning on doing similar, a...
by Levi the Ox
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Little help here
Replies: 20
Views: 4943

Re: Little help here

(Often find that my Brits at 6 pts per group simply get overwhelmed by French conscripts at 4 pts each.) As I get into the game here, I'm also scratching my head as to why line infantry cost and rating varies so much with so little apparent effect on their per-unit performance. Troop Quality is a s...
by Levi the Ox
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm
Replies: 38
Views: 6923

Re: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm

As has been pointed out, no scale is wrong, but they can play differently. At the end of the day it's personal preference. I came into CoC with existing 20mm forces and terrain and so that's what scale I play in. I made a comparison shot of my Gembloux Gap table for Scenario 1 in 20mm and the Lardi...
by Levi the Ox
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Napoleonic French Dragoons
Replies: 12
Views: 2986

Re: Napoleonic French Dragoons

I'd give them full movement and shooting while dismounted, although I might not give them the free skirmish move on the turn they mount/dismount.

They already have to detach figures to hold the horses, I don't see any gameplay reason to penalize them further.
by Levi the Ox
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Advancing in Open Order
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Advancing in Open Order

It is very rare in the game to see troops bring moved at anything like as much as this spacing. Probably the most ignored rule is 8.2, where players advance in multiple ranks, the rear rank firing through gaps of less than 2" in a front rank. I think this is quite the hidden pitfall, as it can lead...
by Levi the Ox
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French Bicorne Styles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: French Bicorne Styles?

Many thanks for the clarification, Baron Von Wreckedoften! That clears up a great deal! I'm not surprised that specialists wore distinctive attire, they are consistently shown with the epaulets and short sabers of elite companies too. Thankfully, it's only a couple of headswaps for me, since I've on...
by Levi the Ox
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Basing
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: Basing

Why the obsession with sabots? I use multi-figure bases with small dice holders built into the rear of the base. This allows much more 'scenic' opportunities on the base and, to my mind at least, looks FAR, FAR better than sabots and individual bases and sabots... https://jacobite-painting.co.uk/17...
by Levi the Ox
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French Bicorne Styles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

French Bicorne Styles?

Hello all! I've been wrestling with a uniform question that came up as I muddle along on my Peninsular War figures. I have a box of Victrix early French (1804-1807) that I plan on using for conversion fodder, but am somewhat stumped by their flattened bicornes. I had initially intended to use them f...
by Levi the Ox
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: 15mm on a 5x3 table
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: 15mm on a 5x3 table

I'm looking at using 15mm figures. ... I like the idea of individual based figures, but is the table to small? I've played Chain of Command with 15mm figures at half-distance on a 3'x2', and it worked quite well! No reason Infamy shouldn't too. I ultimately decided that it was more fun to play at f...