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Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: 3", 80mm, 81mm Mortars, are they over powered?

They are powerful and for that reason I think they should be higher up the support list (6 points feels about right). We play with rules as written but think they would benefit from some tweaking if Rich is ever inclined to write a v2 of the rules. They require a different tactical approach and will...
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Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Bloody Bucket terrain
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Bloody Bucket terrain

There was no significant snow at that time in the area of the campaign. There were no heavy snowfalls until after the time period represented. It was cold but the Bulge battlefields characterised by heavy snow were further north or occurred at a later date. Looking at Google Earth and reading the fi...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Japanese platoon for CoC

Excellent work! I'm putting together a full, early war Japanese platoon using the 28mm Warlord plastic set and have one question - did all the squad leaders really go into action carrying swords as their principal weapon in the early war? I thought it was just the officer, maybe the platoon sergean...
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Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Japanese platoon for CoC

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Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Japanese platoon for CoC

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Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Japanese platoon for CoC
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Japanese platoon for CoC

I've been putting together a Japanese force with Chain of Command in mind. I've already played the excellent Malaya 1942 campaign and now with a Far East Handbook in the offing I've been wanting to make sure I have all the elements I need to cover the actions of most of the theatre. I've condensed a...
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Across the Dyle and CoC dice
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Across the Dyle and CoC dice

I would say no he can’t, as that would appear to be double use of the CoC die. I can see the logic to your question but as that would be an exception to the way CoC dice are normally used I would expect to see a specific reference to it in the campaign notes and there isn’t one.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stukas and German vehicles
Replies: 14
Views: 1430

Re: Stukas and German vehicles

I’ve always understood it to work like a pregame barrage and only impact the opposing side. We have played it this way and seen this effect as the result of Stuka attacks further back down the line (ie behind the enemy lines) and therefore unlikely to effect friendly deployment. I’d be very surprise...
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Moving skirmisher screen plus parent body on a single activation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: Moving skirmisher screen plus parent body on a single activation?

As the Captain says, in most cases the target group is the Skirmishers so the +1 for a Column doesn’t apply. However, keeping in mind that it is only hits on a Formation from Line, Skirmish Troops or Artillery firing canister which are allocated across other units, see Allocation of Hits on page 45...
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Moving skirmisher screen plus parent body on a single activation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: Moving skirmisher screen plus parent body on a single activation?

Yes if you keep them under tight control. However, sometimes it can be tempting and good tactics to spend an extra CI to activate the skirmish group separately to use their extra movement to advance ahead and perhaps fire on the enemy as the column moves up behind them. It’s a judgement call. John....