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by John Thomas8
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations
Replies: 14
Views: 1940

Re: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations

Well, since he's Austrian, the accent is straight up authentic. And he's dedicated to honesty, not being right. I nust meant the accent adds to the atmosphere not to imply it was fake in any way. It sounded Russian to me. Ok? Ah. Cool. He's got a huge number of rather interesting talks about variou...
by John Thomas8
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations
Replies: 14
Views: 1940

Re: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations

Well, since he's Austrian, the accent is straight up authentic. And he's dedicated to honesty, not being right.
by John Thomas8
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AT gun movement restrictions
Replies: 36
Views: 7202

Re: AT gun movement restrictions

Is a wheeled gun (field gun, anti-tank gun, etc..) allowed to move in heavy going (i.e. is it a wheeled vehicle?)? Seems a bit daft to have it move as well as infantry where wheeled vehicles cannot go and tracked vehicles may be immobilized? Why would an unpowered, two-wheeled gun carriage be allow...
by John Thomas8
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations
Replies: 14
Views: 1940

An Interesting Look At Russian USSR Squad Tactics and Formations

This fellow on YouTube posts honest, well researched videos on WW2 topics, and this one was really interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZXlpJkDJg
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: 2497

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: 3765

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: 11545

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: 11545

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: 11545

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 ...