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by Lorne
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC too small for air strikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 6536

Re: CoC too small for air strikes?

I see no reason for an air strike to be unfeasible. In fact, to not have them is a bit unusual. Here are my thoughts: You should be able to purchase an air strike from the chart like any other support item. It arrives as a Command Dice expenditure ONCE, at which time the aircraft leaves the table. ...
by Lorne
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Bag the Hun
Topic: Radio call signs.
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: Radio call signs.

Information on Luftwaffe callsigns is very difficult to come by. References to these are scattered through various histories and memoirs but - to my knowledge - there's no comprehensive source for such information. For example, the famous 9/JG52 used the callsign "Karaya", but whether this meant ind...
by Lorne
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Bag the Hun
Topic: Finest hours supplement-anyone tried this
Replies: 11
Views: 5277

Re: Finest hours supplement-anyone tried this

Value's in the eye of the beholder, I suppose :) FWIW, I view it as a steal - it'd cost me far more to source the historical info underpinning the supplement, never mind the opportunity cost of the time spent then studying the material and devising a campaign system. Here, for the princely sum of c....
by Lorne
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Bag the Hun
Topic: Finest hours supplement-anyone tried this
Replies: 11
Views: 5277

Re: Finest hours supplement-anyone tried this

(N.B. I have "Finest Hour" but haven't played it through) In essence, FH puts you in the shoes of a squadron commander and follows him through the battle day by day. All aircraft types are accommodated, both RAF and Axis. If you want to try your hand with a squadron of Defiants or Blenheim 1Fs you'r...
by Lorne
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Bag the Hun
Topic: Vickers Wellington Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Vickers Wellington Stats

Which is what happens when I rely on memory and being too lazy to pull out any one of many many reference books on the shelf next to me... :oops:

Indeed they did have the beam guns. Later marques also went with 4-gun rear turret so that'd bump up the REAR factor to 4.
by Lorne
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Bag the Hun
Topic: Vickers Wellington Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Vickers Wellington Stats

You're right, it's missing.

I use the following for the Wimpy:

SPD = 5
MAN = 2
ALT = 4
ROC = 1
ROB = 4
SIZ = 5
FRNT = 2
REAR = 2
by Lorne
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: s.Sp.Artilleriewagen
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: s.Sp.Artilleriewagen

Aaargh - yup, good catch Truscott. Volume II indeed.

My bad. Too much Christmas cheers and not enough paying close attention to what I was actually cop 'n' pasting :D

Cheers,

Lorne
by Lorne
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: s.Sp.Artilleriewagen
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: s.Sp.Artilleriewagen

Armour value = 3 The light rail car on which the vehicle was based had 20mm armour, pretty much the max given weight constraints on the train axles. Source: Sawodny, Wolfgang. German Armored Trains in World War II. Vol. 1 . West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 1989. pp.28. ISBN 9780887401985 Cheers, Lorne
by Lorne
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early war reading
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

Re: Early war reading

Another endorsement for "The Blitzkrieg Legend" by Karl-Heinz Frieser.

Indeed, I'd go so far as to say read that before you read anything else on the 1940 campaign. It will change all your perceptions of the 1940 campaign.

Cheers,

Lorne
by Lorne
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Soviet white scout car puzzles
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: Soviet white scout car puzzles

Unlikely.

The intent is that the Arsenal provide core AFV and vehicle data - how these are further supplemented or complimented by crews, teams and specific weapons will be down to the designer of specific lists.



Cheers,

Lorne