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by batesmotel34
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Ideas for campaign and house rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Ideas for campaign and house rules

Richard, Any more news about the fate of this article? As a simpler alternative for my earlier suggestions for 1 or 2 man turrets, merely requiring that the tank be buttoned up to perform any fire/aim/load (for 1 man turrets only) actions. This would mean that either tanks with smaller turret crews ...
by batesmotel34
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Article originally for Summer Speciial?
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Article originally for Summer Speciial?

Previous discussion in the forum had mentioned a planned article for the Summer Special with additional rules for one man turrets, tanks with multiple weapons (e.g. CharB, M3 Grant/Lee) and other goodies. Now that the Specials are no longer being published and the Lar MAgazine 2018 issues doesn't in...
by batesmotel34
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AMBUSH SCENARIO FOR COC
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: AMBUSH SCENARIO FOR COC

This sounds like it could be an interesting scenario. One concern I have on first reading is how difficult it may be for the attacker to get the necessary kills on the target force versus pinning and breaking it It seems to me that it may be much more likely that the ambusher will be likely to scare...
by batesmotel34
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: New to game - question about Jump-Off Points
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: New to game - question about Jump-Off Points

Even if the patrol marker is less than 6" from the edge I think that the jump off point should be placed on the edge within the triangle. Preventing that patrol marker from being used do to the edge of the table seems rather gamey and in some situations might well mean that the player would be unabl...
by batesmotel34
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Ski Troops
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: Ski Troops

At normal CoC ranges, troops probably aren't fighting on skis anyway. Itmight be different if you're doing Big CoC with a larger table and you watn some sort of "strategic" movement. I think the fact that the Finish patrol markers don't have to stay within 12" or eachother during the patrol phase re...
by batesmotel34
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Big CoC
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Big CoC

Tom - the mechanism you mention is a house rule. It's not part of the official rules. Only the one platoon's dice are used for end of turn, random event, etc. I would allow subordinate platoons to get bonus CoC die pips for rolling 2+ sixes consecutively. Note the subordinate platoons do get an add...
by batesmotel34
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Deploying and Fire
Replies: 26
Views: 2297

Re: Deploying and Fire

The rules require a line of sight for weapons other than HE being fired at a building. My general assumption in playing is to assume that troops deployed to be able to fire out therefore have a line of sight out and can be seen. Otherwise unless the troops firing into a building are directly at a wi...
by batesmotel34
Sun May 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank smoke
Replies: 29
Views: 2223

Re: Tank smoke

The American's certainly used the WP round and most likely the other smoke round as well. Unfortunately the rules don't cover the WP incendiary effect whichgae it some anti-presonnel effect and the chance of starting fires if combustibles were present, e.g. against buildings.

Chris
by batesmotel34
Sun May 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Applique armor on T34/76
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: Applique armor on T34/76

Barring specific stats on the applique armour, I would probably just upgrade the T-34's armour by 1 at most. I doubt it would be enough to merit an upgrade by 2 and might not even be enough to be equivalent of 1 given that the Cocalculator armour values generally just use the thickest frontal armour...
by batesmotel34
Wed May 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Achtung! (Summer special 2017) Mini-campaign questions
Replies: 35
Views: 4298

Re: Achtung! (Summer special 2017) Mini-campaign questions

I'd allow if there was an open door or other easy way for the leader to see the troops outside, but not through a firing slit or some other similarly small or covered aperture. Seems like a call you'd need to make for the specific situation.

Chris