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Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leader activating 'twice'?
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Re: Leader activating 'twice'?

Thinking about this some more and in reference to 4.4: On a Command Dice roll of 2, a Section or Squad may be activated. An attached Leader may accompany them if they move or fire if they fire, but may not use his Command Initiative in this Phase. If you look at this in the order it is presented in ...
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leader activating 'twice'?
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Re: Leader activating 'twice'?

Bloody hell, missed that thread but I’ve just read through it. So if I unbundle my original post, there are two things. Firstly it would appear Rich’s answer means the junior leader can rally shock on a 3 and if subsequently the squad activates on a 2 and moves the leader gets to tag along because l...
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leader activating 'twice'?
Replies: 59
Views: 3249

Leader activating 'twice'?

I'm putting together an article on activation for the blog (inspired by a suggestion by TT). One question has arisen on leader activation. The rule states: When attached to a Unit, a Leader will move and fire with that unit at no additional cost in Command Initiative until he chooses to detach himse...
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 10046

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

Least i can see my troops..... :P LOL I think my ageing eyes would probably agree. I game all other periods in 28mm and to be honest the main reason I game CoC in 20mm is because that’s what I had when I started. That said I’m very happy with the scale, not least because it’s much easier to build u...
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 10046

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

Oh the agonies of collecting 28mm. If you boys could only see the light and realise you can have your cake and eat it too in 20mm. I now have enough for any combination of Japanese platoon; Chinese nationalists and communists; early war Brits in topees, early war Brits/commonwealth in tropical dress...
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Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

Re: Visibility into building

Not unusual to fire into buildings that potentially house the enemy (that’s what the covering fire rules allow for example). Also common for infantry commanders to ask the nearest tank to fire some HE into potential places like church spires. So, yes, you can’t see in but there’s no reason why you c...
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Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

Re: Visibility into building

A good book on the subject of a forward observer directing mortars at CoC level is ‘Accidental Warrior’ by Geoffrey Picot. Lots of descriptions about scouting out good observation position prior to attacks. Also good stories about problems with radio reception and transmissions in the close country ...
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Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

Re: Visibility into building

This is a difficult one. FOOs spent a lot of time seeking out good, concealed positions even when on the attack. Like a sniper they were good at understanding how not to give away a position. In CoC I think they are too vulnerable and should have some of the advantages of a sniper, if not more, give...
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rolling 2s and 3s
Replies: 21
Views: 1530

Re: Rolling 2s and 3s

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:14 am
Was meant as complement to your writing....honestly :D
Happy to lend proofreading/editing skills if needed
Appreciate the compliment LOL although not the best advert for your proofreading skills 😂😂
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Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rolling 2s and 3s
Replies: 21
Views: 1530

Re: Rolling 2s and 3s

Glad to help, in my experience there are a few important rules concepts that are unique or rare and used in CoC , once they are mastered the rest is (relatively) straight forward. FWIW my list (now to get MLB to write a one page example for each! ) 1.) Setting up your forces - ie reading the force ...