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by Archdukek
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leaders and Force selection
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Leaders and Force selection

What bob696 said. You could deploy a Leader with mixed commands, particularly the Force Commander, but it tends to be a bit clumsy to operate once deployed. The obvious example would be a formation of line troops with a skirmish screen. In that case I'd recommend that the skirmish screen had its own...
by Archdukek
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry Charging Attack Column
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Cavalry Charging Attack Column

To me, removing skirmishers is a bit like removing Line formation or removing Column formations. It's the formations that make the game Napoleonic with skirmishing playing a major role. The idea that skirmish formation is not as significant as other formations has been fostered in our minds, perhap...
by Archdukek
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Massed Columns
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Massed Columns

It's possible that you couldn't find it because the rule is not restricted to Massed columns but applies in other situations too. See paragraph 5a on page 44 "Defender Fires", which describes how defensive fire is distributed between lead and support units in a charge. While the paragraph on "Multip...
by Archdukek
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Uncontrolled Troops
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Uncontrolled Troops

Light infantry and Regular Skirmishers continue to fire as individual Groups even when in Formation. As Jim says they never fire volleys.

John
by Archdukek
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Unit Casualties (Summer question)
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Unit Casualties (Summer question)

Hi Michel,

I would interpret the first suggestion as referring to 2 casualties, thus a Standard Unit would disperse at 10 rather than 12 casualties.

And yes, I would read the second option as having the cavalry dispersing at 9 casualties.

John
by Archdukek
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter Storm Soviet Rifle Platoon Org
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Winter Storm Soviet Rifle Platoon Org

Hi Chris, According to Monty's article in the 2016 Christmas Special the number of riflemen in the Soviet Rifle Platoon squads changed from 8 to 6 riflemen each officially from 28 July 1942 as the TOE caught up with field practice reflecting reductions in manpower. Since the scenarios in Winterstorm...
by Archdukek
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Modern COC
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Modern COC

Fighting Season was a draft set of rules for modern assymetric warfare in Afghanistan and elsewhere. There was also a Cold War era variant, Red Dawn, being written and playtested by Richard Morrill (Monty Lardo of this Forum) at one stage. Both are on the TFL back burner with no sign if ever of a re...
by Archdukek
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Retreat?

No Darren I don't believe so. 4c will apply as long as the unit has a Retreat status marker on it. If its parent Brigade fails its Command Test and becomes Hesitant then the Retreating unit cannot Rally and will lose a casualty as well. (See definition of Hesitant on page 35, seventh bullet point.) ...
by Archdukek
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Deployment - Overwatch
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Deployment - Overwatch

Irrespective of whether the troops are deploying into a building or not, the act of deployment does not constitute movement and does not trigger Overwatch fire. Deployment also represents troops previously hidden revealing their presence. This has been clarified by the author countless times and is ...
by Archdukek
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leaders and Force selection
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Leaders and Force selection

Hi Bertrand, 1. Leaders cost 3 points per Status Level, thus a Level II Leader costs 6 points. See the Generic Support Table on page 80. I usually recommend spending around one third of the available points on Leaders, that works out as 1 Status Level per 6 points of troops. It helps avoid poorer qu...