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by siggian
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Patches of Snow
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Patches of Snow

What about using white Styrofoam mounds and melt/seal them with a heat gun to represent these as snow? The one thing I find about heavily melted snow is that it tends to look "dirty" with all kinds of bits on it, so I'd be wary about using pure white. Even non-melted snow rapidly loses that pristine...
by siggian
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1929

Re: Visibility into building

Yes, there are all kinds of house rules that we could apply. I have no doubt that some of them are very good.
by siggian
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1929

Re: Visibility into building

I'm not disagreeing that the effect is historical, it's just that the mechanics of it lead to unhistorical behaviour. I'm also not sure it was an absolute attack stopper, though that would be the most probable outcome. As I said, my hope is that the medium mortar rules would be revisited to make the...
by siggian
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Visibility into building
Replies: 26
Views: 1929

Re: Visibility into building

In real life, the FOO would not be anywhere near his own front-line troops and would also avoid obvious observation points where possible ("The Quiet Gunner At War" provides interesting information from an actual FOO). Their best defense was to not be observed. In CoC, you really can't do that with ...
by siggian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2521

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

There's no point, which is the point, other than there is also a certain amount of obsessive-compulsive behaviour being demonstrated as well.

I dare say that some people also do it because they can.
by siggian
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2521

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

People do strange things when they get caught up. I ended up painting hands on 2mm figures. I'm unable to explain why except that I must have some OCD in me.
by siggian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting into Kriegsspiel?
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Getting into Kriegsspiel?

I wonder if just using their 2mm figures would work? More painting required but then cavalry would look like cavalry, etc
by siggian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Sturmtiger?
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Sturmtiger?

Oh, this is WAT. Ignore this comment.
by siggian
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close Combat & Smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Close Combat & Smoke

KISS principle: don't make any changes because of that.

It might all be a wash, anyway. The advantages gained by the attackers being initially concealed by the smoke as they approach would be negated (if not being even more disadvantaged) by being silhouetted as they emerge from the smoke.
by siggian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Setting up a table for Chain of Command
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: Setting up a table for Chain of Command

As a very general guideline, do not put in major terrain features that run parallel to the table edges. What happens is that one side ends up seizing one of these key features. The other side then ends up lining other terrain features and then the game devolves into a die rolling contest. If you put...