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by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 4703

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

There are other far more expert than I on the technical aspects of walking a barrage. My suggestion is mainly to discourage micro-management - 9" or half the barrage width is another alternative. Some prefer a random element if only to increase the chance of catching friends which is generally zero...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 4703

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

If you find the existing mortar barrage rules too overwhelming then the simplest solution is to agree with your opponent not to use them. Both platoons are deemed not to have priority for that support this fight. In my experience mortars can be very effective, a waste of support points or OK in abo...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 4703

Re: Possible Barrage House Rules

Thanks, I have read a fair number of threads about it over time. I haven't tried out any house rules as of yet, but have found that occasionally a barrage seems overpowered and detracts from the fun of the engagement. I realise that infantry hated being mortared, but in the game, rather than in real...
by Iorwerth
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Barrage House Rules
Replies: 40
Views: 4703

Possible Barrage House Rules

Mortar barrages can seem to be overpowering, though it obviously depends on the situation. If you have a situation where one side is defending a smaller area with JOPs quite close together, then a mortar barrage in the right spot can seriously hamper their ability to deploy or be effective. If this ...
by Iorwerth
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Operation Martlet
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Operation Martlet

I like the sound of your mortar house rules. Occasionally mortars seem to be overpowering, but it obviously depends on the situation. If you have a situation where one side is defending a smaller area with JOPs quite close together, then a mortar barrage in the right spot can seriously hamper their ...
by Iorwerth
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Sources of Scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Sources of Scenarios?

Perfect. Thank you. I will get on and order one to check it out. :)
by Iorwerth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Sources of Scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Sources of Scenarios?

Ah, the tumbleweed is blowing.

If no one knows of any source books for Pickett's charge, what about 'On to Richmond'? How easily convertible is that for Pickett's charge? Any other source books from other rule sets that can fairly easily be converted?
by Iorwerth
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Easy Dry Stone Walls
Replies: 29
Views: 5826

Re: Easy Dry Stone Walls

A technique I have used which is pretty simple but gets good results is to buy a bit of rectangular wood which is the height and shape you want the wall to be (in 15mm I have been using pieces about 15mm high by around 5mm which I get from Homebase and I think is called softwood stripwood). I cut it...
by Iorwerth
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Sources of Scenarios?
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Sources of Scenarios?

I was wondering if there was a good source for scenarios that can be used with Pickett's Charge e.g that give the OOBs and, hopefully, amount of stands and so on? Is 'On To Richmond' for Guns of Gettysburg the go-to source book, even if not for these rules? Anyone designed any and posted them up som...
by Iorwerth
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: How does it compare to General De Brigade?
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: How does it compare to General De Brigade?

The difference in size between small and large would definitely be noticeable on the battlefield and would be better represented by adding or deducting a base from the standard unit, but it's not really that much of an issue. John It would be noticeable in some situations, but I would think a lot o...