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by Seret
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Road to ....
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Road to ....

Don't forget that you also don't have to enter on the road, just within 6" of the point the road enters the table. So coming on in a field next to the road is fine, and often makes life harder for any AT guns that might have put a JOP on the road hoping to get a shot along it. You can often tuck you...
by Seret
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Universal Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Universal Carriers

Did having to find that sort of ratio of NCOs to privates present problems, or was it a positive - eg a training ground for NCOs and/or a pool of experienced leaders if the main part of the battalion suffered losses? Well, it's always a mistake to equate rank with competence. Just because you hold ...
by Seret
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Italian campaign army lists
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Italian campaign army lists

HG division wore what was essentially the same uniform as army panzer troops, but with Luftwaffe insignia. A very few of them wore the paratrooper helmet, about the only ones I've seen in it were some SP gun crews. Very rare though, usually they wore the army bucket, same as other Luftwaffe field un...
by Seret
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Universal Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Universal Carriers

It is a bit confusingly worded, I agree. If in doubt you can never be "wrong" by using the actual historical strength. In general CoC always tries to represent units at their correct book strength, which in this case would be four men per carrier. So if you've got two carriers one will have four men...
by Seret
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Universal Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Universal Carriers

Yeah, each horizontal line is one section.

Every vehicle in the platoon is commanded by an NCO. SGTs are section commanders, other vehicles are commanded by CPLs. It just only lists the first section in full.
by Seret
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Universal Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Universal Carriers

With that many options 3 Points seem to be rather cheap (as it originally was calculated without weapons). Should I use higher point costs when I use the options you have described? Is 3 points really super cheap though? For those points you get a weapons team with an LMG, a 2" mortar or a PIAT. Th...
by Seret
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Universal Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Universal Carriers

Universal carriers generally had a crew of four. They all had one Bren gun, and some also had a 2" mortar or a Boys rifle/PIAT. https://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/IBG/graphics/EFerrerIBGCarrier72023_pic011%20thumb.jpg Click for bigger So you can fire the Bren gun mounted, or you can take three m...
by Seret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Italian campaign army lists
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Italian campaign army lists

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 am
You think they were nice chaps?
Me? I was agreeing with you.
by Seret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Italian campaign army lists
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Italian campaign army lists

Not very nice chaps really. YMMV Not at all, they were responsible for numerous war crimes including massacres of civilians. They deployed to Corsica in brigade strength in 1943 and conducted anti-partisan operations (the same work they'd been doing on the eastern front). For that I'd be inclined t...
by Seret
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 1604

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Or just don't paint them at all, since that tiny strip of colour on the uniform is invisible from the kind of scale distance you're viewing the miniatures at anyway!