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by Vis Bellica
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Halftracks in a company structure
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Halftracks in a company structure

Archdukek wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:08 am

I was rather hoping someone had seen definitive information, such as the official organizational tables (KStN) for Schuetzen platoons from 1938/39.
That's what I used when I put together the Blitzkrieg/German handbook!
by Vis Bellica
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Halftracks in a company structure
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Halftracks in a company structure

Page 151 to be exact!
by Vis Bellica
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Sharpening IABSM
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: Sharpening IABSM

I have tried IABSM with and without the Sharpening, and prefer it without. Just something about the rhythm and feel.

That said, I can see how the Sharpening would work well when you are playing for a limited time, such as on a typical club evening.

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by Vis Bellica
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1940 Petrol Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: 1940 Petrol Station

Petrol stations always make for a fun game.

Here's an AAR based on the Lille scenario from the Dunkirk Games Day in which a petrol station makes an explosive contribution:

https://www.vislardica.com/aar-gamesday ... ille-avery

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by Vis Bellica
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Q13 AAR: Stalemate in the Crop Fields
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Q13 AAR: Stalemate in the Crop Fields

Time for another game of Q13, so time to get the space Dwarves back onto the tabletop to battle another of my so-far-untested forces: the Tah-Sig. This would be an encounter battle fought across a battlefield consisting of crop fields separated by a series of access roads and narrow strips of open g...
by Vis Bellica
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: The Second Battle of Tomaszow Lubelski
Replies: 1
Views: 648

The Second Battle of Tomaszow Lubelski

The last week of September 1939 saw a combined "Northern Front" Polish army join the attack towards Tomaszow Lubelski. Due to bad communications between the different Polish divisions, the result was a series of largely uncoordinated attacks by Polish unis arriving from the north-east, launched in t...
by Vis Bellica
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Arab Israeli AAR Using CDS
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Arab Israeli AAR Using CDS

I hadn’t gamed with old friend Neil for at least 18 months, so it was a pleasure to get a date into the diary and push some lead around the table again. We decided to have a battle set in the 1967 Six Day War between an Israeli and an Egyptian (UAR) force. The game would be a fictional encounter bat...
by Vis Bellica
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Pillbox
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Pillbox

Treat them as bunkers i.e. Poor shot but vulnerable to Pioneers. Capacity depends on the type of pillbox. Page 39 of the Blitzkrieg/Low Countries theatre book for IABSM gives you four basic types of Belgian bunker; and page 85 gives you two types of Dutch pillbox. Many of the scenario packs gives yo...
by Vis Bellica
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Poland 1939: Polish Push Towards Lowicz
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Poland 1939: Polish Push Towards Lowicz

As part of a counter-attack that had already thrown the Germans back some twenty kilometres, the Polish 16th and 26th Infantry Divisions crossed the Bzura river near Lowicz on the morning of 14th September 1939, and the Polish 4th Infantry Division reached the road linking Lowicz and Glowno. At this...
by Vis Bellica
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Early war handbook 'Bren' Carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Early war handbook 'Bren' Carriers

The early war BEF book for IABSM is absolutely clear. Each carrier section is one with a Boys and a Bren; and two with just a Bren. Each carrier would carry three men: an NCO, a rifleman and a driver/mechanic (this type of carrier only had three seats).