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by Levi the Ox
Sun May 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Tank Wars

Answering them one at a time. Smoke launchers on vehicles. They are mentioned on 11.8.2 - but I can't find any vehicle that has it listed - do I assume all tanks, or no tanks have smoke launchers? (as an aside, it makes for a good reason to include off-table mortars in a force). Assuming a tank can ...
by Levi the Ox
Sun May 17, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Why Doesn't a MMG have its own Junior Leader ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Why shouldn't a MMG have its own Junior Leader ?

No idea why they don't have a JL. I think their unpopularity is a combiniation of the lack thereof compared to pretty much every other combat unit, and the fact that they don't actually offer any new capability the core platoon itself doesn't already have. Which is a shame 'cause they're pretty much...
by Levi the Ox
Sun May 17, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: 28mm Cavalry Basing: Pill or Round?
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

28mm Cavalry Basing: Pill or Round?

Hello Sharp Practicers! After getting into TFL through Chain of Command I'm now expanding into it's older sibling, Sharp Practice, as well! Having done most of my gaming in smaller scales since leaving Warhammer 40k behind many years ago, and my few 28mm+ forays since tending towards those periods a...
by Levi the Ox
Thu May 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Tank Wars

The pattern where infantry tanks become kind of irrelevant has been my experience, and I'm okay with that. Regarding balance, I'm a little concerned the list values won't balance - the cost difference between a medium and a heavy tank seems too small, but I guess play test first. That's kind of wha...
by Levi the Ox
Thu May 14, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: Tank Wars

#1: Tanks being unable to normally use results of 1 or 2 is almost definitely intentional, to reflect their difficulty of coordinating with infantry in an infantry-centric game. Their visibility is *very* poor. That said, the command dice aren't really set up to accomodate an exclusively vehicle for...
by Levi the Ox
Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4312

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Tactically the Schreck Tps fought as a whole. They were not used individually. Yeah, this is something I've mentioned before about their use in CoC. In infantry divisions they were a regimental support, part of the AT company and controlled in a similar way to AT guns. They'd be used in units and d...
by Levi the Ox
Sun May 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4312

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Hmm, a bit of research has satisfied me that AP11-13 is at least in the ballpark for the strike values of 'fausts and 'schrecks, I hadn't realized how much smaller the bazooka was. (The 'faust may have actually been more devastating once it penetrated than the 'schreck, and that lends itself to a mo...
by Levi the Ox
Sun May 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4312

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Hmm...I hadn't thought it through this far before, but if you wanted to price them based on their effectiveness like towed guns using the Coculator: 13 = Their primary strike (13 AP) +1 = half of their secondary strike (2 HE) 14/2 = 7 Support Points Figure a -1 for no JL, another -1 for a small crew...
by Levi the Ox
Fri May 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leader activating 'twice'?
Replies: 59
Views: 6839

Re: Leader activating 'twice'?

"Chatty English rules", as a commentator of TMP once said, versus the SPI legal. style document. Well, I guess the summation from me would be: they is what they is. Rich I do not mean it as criticism, just analysis! There's a place for all different methods of presenting games, and they're each goi...
by Levi the Ox
Fri May 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leader activating 'twice'?
Replies: 59
Views: 6839

Re: Leader activating 'twice'?

Well this conversation really moved on from when I started typing! I'm still going to post the analysis I wrote, because it was interesting to write out my thoughts and hopefully others will find it useful, as it goes into detail about the common thread I see in how the rules are presented. Rich - I...