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by Tom Ballou
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!

OK, do emplacements have to be placed post patrol phase, or when placing the unit? We played it when placing the unit, allowing him to adjust his placement as required off the JoP to optimize his shot. He placed outside of 18" to ensure my Sturm squad's firepower would be desultory, but in close ran...
by Tom Ballou
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!

I'll agree, I was gamey on using the Strum squad and its LMG squad as "cannon fodder", but that's the rules. But since you get little extra forces for an attack, I'll take what edges I can get. As for Covering fire, I missed that. Of course, if he isn't on the table, you can't do covering fire. So m...
by Tom Ballou
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!

Sadly I missed the opportunity to really tool up his MMG team, I had deployed my LMGs conservatively, so only 2 could bear on his MMG. If I have been able to throw down 26 dice (on that overwatch fire), it might have made the difference.
by Tom Ballou
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Re: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!

No artillery support for the first day till the Germans bridge the river. Other that the Prep Barrage. Yeah, in retrospect, as I discussed with John. I should have moved tactically forward in 1d6 bounds. keeping the LMGs on overwatch. I could have deployed a 4th LMG, but that gave me very little fle...
by Tom Ballou
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!
Replies: 21
Views: 1165

Bloody Bucket I Just got spanked!

Playing the first round of Bloody Bucket, assualting across open ground is dangerous. I had bought a support LMG, and Sturm squads, for my VG platoon. I had added prep barrage with hopes of getting in close. Sadly, it didn’t go as planned. I set up a base of fire with 3 LMGs and tried to move my Str...
by Tom Ballou
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German Wehrmacht Uniform
Replies: 26
Views: 2014

Re: German Wehrmacht Uniform

Believe it or not my Grandfather helped develop the T-13 Beano grenade! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEANO_T-13_grenade The logic was than an American kid could throw a baseball accurately. My Father who was an infantryman in WWII was the exception that proved the rule, as he sucked (like me) at th...
by Tom Ballou
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: WSS Magazine-3 new campaigns!
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: WSS Magazine-3 new campaigns!

There is actually a 4th campaign in the PDF section. Its set up for BA.

https://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 35&t=10347
by Tom Ballou
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Converting the WSS campaign to CoC
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Converting the WSS campaign to CoC

The is a little campaign in the pdf section

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/s ... rticle.pdf

Since I know nothing about BA, what is 500 or 250 pts roughly?
by Tom Ballou
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Single leader in close combat question
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Single leader in close combat question

We had a senior leader run down by a squad. He threw 8 dice they 16. The inevitable happened and he lost with 5 kills to his 4.

So he was hit automatically? But still rolls wounds. Does he roll once or 5 times?
by Tom Ballou
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Just a Bit More Winter War
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Just a Bit More Winter War

Couldn't you just bring up another tank and push it off the road? A BT-7 or T-26 is going to have a hell of a time pushing a T-28! Just saying... The trucks where my real limitation. In retrospect, I should not have gone into the forest (deep and dark) to take on the Finns. I should have hunkered d...