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by MLB
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Soviet squad activation
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Soviet squad activation

Ah, OK thanks, that makes sense. I thought it might have been an attempt to limit the squad to a single activation per turn to reflect the 'one big squad all doing the same thing' Soviet doctrine. That being the case would it be correct to say that if the JL broke the squad down into two teams, they...
by MLB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Soviet squad activation
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Soviet squad activation

The FAQ says that the single team Soviet section "only activates on a 2 command roll". If I'm reading this right, it is saying the JL cannot activate the squad per se. He can use his CI to remove Shock, or put them on overwatch, but he couldn't use his CI to have them move or fire, because that woul...
by MLB
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AFV platoons without radios
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

Re: AFV platoons without radios

I don't disagree, so what you are saying is that the rule for the formation of an AFV platoon should not apply in the case of radioless AFVs? I'm ok with that, but clearly there is nothing to hamper the gamer coordinating the actions of the individual tanks via his own "internal radio" and doing so ...
by MLB
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AFV platoons without radios
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

Re: AFV platoons without radios

I think the goal is to keep this simple. A radioless platoon should not be as tactically adept as one with radios and should be at a disadvantage when confronting one with radios. The rule for radio command is simple and effective. Seems to me a rule for radioless should be a variation on this. If w...
by MLB
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AFV platoons without radios
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

Re: AFV platoons without radios

Soviet tank doctrine didn't break tank units down lower than platoon. Regardless of the number of tanks in a platoon, the Soviet manual for tank tactics at the individual, platoon, company level, makes no mention of dividing the platoon further into sections. Even the 5-tank platoons used by the lig...
by MLB
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: AFV platoons without radios
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

AFV platoons without radios

I can't seem to find an answer to the question, how does a senior leader of a radioless AFV platoon activate the other AFVs of that platoon? We came up with a house rule that the senior leader could activate the other AFVs for one action as per the rule for radio command, except in the case of radio...
by MLB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Firing over units, is it ever permitted?
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: Firing over units, is it ever permitted?

That's a very good read, thanks for that. One reason that I raised the question was that I was playing Scottish Corridor Scenario 3 The Outskirts of Colleville. The table is divided laterally between a large orchard and open ground. I was the German attacker and could see from the Brit JOPs that he ...
by MLB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Firing over units, is it ever permitted?
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: Firing over units, is it ever permitted?

I get your point, although I'd be careful reading too much into that picture. It's taken in low light (looks like dawn) so the muzzle flash is overexposed, making it look very bright. Secondly we can't see more than about a metre in front of the A/C, so there is no evidence either way of people in f...
by MLB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Fire, then move, then close combat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2574

Re: Fire, then move, then close combat?

I can see the dangers and risks of the 1D6 move, but the main reason I asked was to clarify if close combat was in any way considered a separate activation, because potentially a unit gets two combat opportunities in a single activation (one shooting and one close combat) and the rules are quite spe...
by MLB
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Everyone would like an extra 6 inches
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Everyone would like an extra 6 inches

LOL, well the title was designed to grab attention. Reminds me of a joke a New York taxi driver told me many, many years ago just a few weeks after Prince Charles married Diana. Joke went - "have you heard Diana is already going to ask Charles for a divorce? Apparently she was brought up to believe ...