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by John Thomas8
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: What Are We Using For The French in 1940 For Platoon Org?
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

What Are We Using For The French in 1940 For Platoon Org?

I've been playing around with a scenario for a convention, thinking I could find a org chart for a plain old French infantry platoon in 1940. Turns out I can't, so I've been using a "generic" 3x 9-man squad with whatever light weapons I have on hand. Is there any definitive org I should be using. I ...
by John Thomas8
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Anyone Still Playing Lardie Card Rules?
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Is Anyone Still Playing Lardie Card Rules?

I saw a Dux question today, but outside of that there's not much traffic I've noticed for actual card turning Lardie goodness. Personally, I'm basing up a bunch of cav and arty to run a massively silly LFS game, getting back on track to do Antietam with Elephant, and writing a Kokoda Track campaign ...
by John Thomas8
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Fire from open-topped vehicles
Replies: 32
Views: 8950

Re: Fire from open-topped vehicles

And sorry if I sounded a bit harsh. I understand they're all games, but I dislike "gameyness" in a game. I like how TFL rules reward actual manual tactics and don't cotton to much to rules-lawyering them to unbalancing a game.
by John Thomas8
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Fire from open-topped vehicles
Replies: 32
Views: 8950

Re: Fire from open-topped vehicles

We all want different things from our toys. As I asked originally, I'm keen to understand how IABSM handles this situation which is perfectly possible on a WW2 battlefield - just disallowing seems unrealistic for me. Yep, and it coulda possibly might of happened occasionally. But it wasn't doctrine...
by John Thomas8
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Fire from open-topped vehicles
Replies: 32
Views: 8950

Re: Fire from open-topped vehicles

As a game GM, I'm looking for a good game, historical as possible. Letting one side roll up and fire with a brazillion dice and no counter doesn't make for either a good game or make it historical. Why make "bulletproof" vehicles? Maybe not so bulletproof: The M2HB .50 caliber Lead bullet round has ...
by John Thomas8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Fire from open-topped vehicles
Replies: 32
Views: 8950

Re: Fire from open-topped vehicles

But that's not remotely accurate. IRL, the 8 LMGs maneuvered on foot over open ground, subject to arty and Maxim fire, just like the rest of the country's infantry did. And 251s that wandered too close to the front line became excellent light-skinned targets for ATGs and other big guns. PGs did far ...
by John Thomas8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Hedges, orchards and los.
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

Re: Hedges, orchards and los.

Normandy Hedgerows? No, the troop has to be dismounted and on it, seeing past the other side of one hedgerow into another was nigh on impossible. The banks and tops were overgrown with vegetation, picking out targets on the opposite berm was hard enough. Picking out humans on the next berm? Good luc...
by John Thomas8
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Fire from open-topped vehicles
Replies: 32
Views: 8950

Re: Fire from open-topped vehicles

That's not the way 251s were used. They're more taxi-like, getting the troops within shouting distance but keeping out of ATG trouble. As a GM I'd disallow it altogether.

YMMV, but "play the period and not the rules" means something. :-)
by John Thomas8
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Elite support in Von Luck campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Elite support in Von Luck campaign

But, excuse me if I'm wrong, but that's the point of TFL rules: play the period. Fark a bunch of point lists, they're intensely useless when replaying historical fights. Balance is a myth, from June of 1944 in the West and August of 1943 in the East there wasn't anything that even remotely resembled...