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by Arlequín
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Random thought/s on close combat
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

Re: Random thought/s on close combat

That's it pretty much. If it looks like your target is going to rack up a lot of dice, don't get into close combat, simple as.

The 'art' of the game is to soften up your enemy, as a few here have said, then close assault to destroy him, or force a withdrawal.
by Arlequín
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Random thought/s on close combat
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

Re: Random thought/s on close combat

Rare? It is the be all and end all of infantry action. Perhaps it was a mistake to call it Close Combat and maybe Assault would have been better. 4" is 36' and nobody is using bayonets and entrenching tools until they are 1" from their enemy. It is however just within the maximum distance grenades c...
by Arlequín
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1940 Handbook questions / erratas
Replies: 25
Views: 4269

Re: 1940 Handbook questions / erratas

As production of anything starts slow and then ramps up as folk get used to doing it, how many would be with units in May if production only began in March? Blokes then have to learn the weapon inside out, just so they can train other blokes how to use it and teach others. It's certainly not a case ...
by Arlequín
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Chain of Command Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Chain of Command Update

No certainly not, but I think enough has already been added over the last few years to warrant a tidy up in a new edition. Certainly those who prefer the current rulebook, complete with numerous scraps of paper and stuff written on beer mats and fag packets, could continue to do alongside dapper cha...
by Arlequín
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French VB Launchers happiness
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: French VB Launchers happiness

Yes Greg he does. It was an error in the old lists.
by Arlequín
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Chain of Command Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Chain of Command Update

I would be in favour of a CoC2. :P Perhaps taking a leaf out of Studio Tomahawk's book and just having the central/common rules in it. Rules + appropriate handbook should be all you need to game your chosen theatre. There should be no recourse to checking errata/FAQ, other handbooks, forum, Facebook...
by Arlequín
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Green Troops and 4 Command Dice - A quick and easy solution to balance 6's rolled with 4, 5 or 6 command dice.
Replies: 47
Views: 8544

Re: Green Troops and 4 Command Dice - A quick and easy solution to balance 6's rolled with 4, 5 or 6 command dice.

Oh yes, none of the values should be taken in isolation and it is by juggling them around that we can present quite a variety of outcomes. Certainly if you wanted to represent a unit with a core of jaded veterans and more numerous raw replacements, you don't have to just take an average and downgrad...
by Arlequín
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Deploying squad with Jr. Ldr
Replies: 43
Views: 6309

Re: Deploying squad with Jr. Ldr

john de terre neuve wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:31 pm
What Rich has confirmed was absolutely obvious from the RAW!
With five pages of discussion in this thread alone and the previous thread on top, clearly 'obvious' it was not.
by Arlequín
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Green Troops and 4 Command Dice - A quick and easy solution to balance 6's rolled with 4, 5 or 6 command dice.
Replies: 47
Views: 8544

Re: Green Troops and 4 Command Dice - A quick and easy solution to balance 6's rolled with 4, 5 or 6 command dice.

It represents the command and control structure; how the platoon leader interacts with his NCOs, how they lead their men etc. Five command dice is the average. Four is lacking in some aspect and five with a red or phase dice represents an enhanced structure; perhaps some men are capable of acting on...