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by agentbalzac
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: O Morrazo Campaign - Galicia 1809 (Peninsular War)
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: O Morrazo Campaign - Galicia 1809 (Peninsular War)

Ahoy Captain!

Just saw this - looks like a splendid campaign and some very impressive work indeed.

Many thanks for the effort involved.
by agentbalzac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn

...and this was the reply from TT (because I hamfistedly took the conversation over to the email system rather than staying on the forum proper): Hi Sorry for the confusion , I was referring to your statement the player get the benefit of giving one platoon a break to patch up or collect the 'missin...
by agentbalzac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn

Yes the latter - though be aware in some campaigns you do not rotate but replace platoons - once! Sorry, my question was phrased a bit oddly, so I've confused myself with your quick reply: when you say "the latter", do you mean, 1) "Yes, the men will miss the next battle in which that platoon parti...
by agentbalzac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn
Replies: 9
Views: 697

At the Sharp end Casualties: Miss Next Game or Next Turn

G'day Lardies, Seeking clarification sought about casualties in At the Sharp End pint-sized campaigns which use multiple platoons: When platoon casualties mount to the point there are people "missing the next battle" (pp.18-19), does this mean literally "the next battle" i.e. irrespective of which p...
by agentbalzac
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Two quick SP2 Questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Two quick SP2 Questions...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Two questions arising from a game the other night: 1) We had a lone Leader remaining as the sole (lightly wounded) survivor of a round of fisticuffs. What happens to him/her? Does he/she withdraw as per the terms of the combat result? 2) Cavalry in fisticuffs. In the same meleé...
by agentbalzac
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: What scale and suppliers do you prefer?
Replies: 22
Views: 2202

Re: What scale and suppliers do you prefer?

I game WW2 in 28mm, with as many vehicles in 1/48 as I can. 1/56 vehicles are just too small for the most popular modern 28mm ranges. If I had my time again I'd probably have gone with 20mm for many of the reasons mentioned in earlier posts, but I'm too far invested in 28s now. However, for a North ...
by agentbalzac
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stuka bombardment - collapsing building
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Stuka bombardment - collapsing building

A good suggestion (by he who was the owner of the buried R-35 tank) was to recycle the highlighted part of the rules in the main rule book for vehicles which collapse a building by moving into them (section 11.6.3): 11.6.3 VEHICLES MOVING INTO BUILDINGS ....building collapse on them and trap the tan...
by agentbalzac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early War Handbook Queries
Replies: 104
Views: 16136

Re: Early War Handbook Queries

G'day gentlefolk:

Quick question, how does one know how many Jump-off Points are required in each of the scenarios in the 1940 Handbook? It's probably blindingly obvious but I couldn't see any reference in the book.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers
by agentbalzac
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tricksy Sniper Shenanigans
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: Tricksy Sniper Shenanigans

I would suggest that the existing rules for spotting snipers - i.e. they are hard to spot - imply that the sniper is already following reasonable fieldcraft and firing from a relatively concealed position (e.g. within a room rather than at the window through which he or she is firing). Thus I would ...
by agentbalzac
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Artillery crew weapons
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Artillery crew weapons

Hi folks, Rather than SP2 in particular, this is more a query for Napoleonics in general. Can anyone enlighten me on what, if any, personal weapons were carried by artillery crews of the era, in particular the various forces of the Peninsular War? This includes edged weapons as well as any firearms....