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by Darren
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?

Thanks John. I always appreciate hearing your views. Using the example from my first email, the first unit deployed was a German infantry section with a Lv2 big man. Next time, rather than adding all the Initiative cards I will add the Lv 1&2 cards only. With the Lv3 cards being added when the relev...
by Darren
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

When to add command Initiative cards to the deck?

Hi All, When to add the command Initiative cards to the deck came up in our first game. The rules don't specify when this happens. What we did was to add all the cammand card for the relevant side, when the the first unit came off blinds. For example, the Germans were the first to have a unit come o...
by Darren
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Australian Matilda tank colour in Pacific Theater?
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: Australian Matilda tank colour in Pacific Theater?

That's a very good question. I used Vallejo Russian uniform dry brushed over a black base coat. I then applied a weathering coat of Russian uniform mixed with white. I don't use any particular mixing ratio for the weathering coat. My aim is to have my vehicles look like they have been in the field f...
by Darren
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: WW1 Cavalry fire arms
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

WW1 Cavalry fire arms

Hi All, I'm planning to include French and German Cavalry for my 1914 games. I've read conflicting articles stating that both French and German Cavalry were armed with carbines and not rifles. I've also read that one of the reasons that French cavalry were reluctant to dis-mount was that they didn't...
by Darren
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: First game of M&B
Replies: 0
Views: 1708

First game of M&B

Hi All, Played our first game today. One French and one German platoon in 1914, on 6x8 table. The object was to control a bridge. It was a stunning victory for the French. The Germans rolled badly while on blinds and struggled to get close to the bridge. We used the "En Avant" card to reflect the Fr...
by Darren
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Command Initiative cards, 1914 French
Replies: 0
Views: 1591

Command Initiative cards, 1914 French

Hi All, The following is the French Infantry Platoon organisation for 1914. It took me awhile to get my head around that they called their platoons, sections. And then divide the section into half sections and then squads. Section (2 half-sections) Commanded by 1 lieutenant (or second lieutenant) an...
by Darren
Fri May 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Table size for 28mm troops
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: Table size for 28mm troops

Thanks John.

I may need to rethink using the HMGs

Darren
by Darren
Fri May 04, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Through the Mud and the Blood
Topic: Table size for 28mm troops
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Table size for 28mm troops

Hi All, I'm aiming to play my first game in the next month. I will have a 1914 French and German platoon of 4 sections and 1 HMG each. This will be about 70 figures per side. I would want space on the table to encourage movement rather going to ground and firing. What size table will work for this n...
by Darren
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: IABSM: Operation Compass #18: Siret el Chrieba
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Re: IABSM: Operation Compass #18: Siret el Chrieba

Thank you for doing this AAR.

I'm interested in knowing what the "charge card" allows a unit to do.

I can see an application for this card when using my Japanese.

Regards
Darren