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by Levi the Ox
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Support Lists?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Support Lists?

Also a number of campaigns you get much higher support levels than in the basic missions and can then afford the expensive toys 😉 Of course, your core platoon is usually pretty shot up by that point, so you often need it! I have noticed for the high level support lists it seems impossible to get th...
by Levi the Ox
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: EW Germans
Replies: 158
Views: 13670

Re: EW Germans

I've gone with the same dark gray color I use for panzer gray. I prefer the extra contrast when viewed from above, especially since the top of the head is going to reflect more light than the rest of the figure (esp. in 15mm) and appear lighter by comparison.
by Levi the Ox
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Minis
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Japanese Minis

Command Decision has 15mm, although the way their packs are set up is a little inefficient for CoC. I'm sure Battlefront (Flames of War) have them too: their platoon packs tend to be a good starting point.
by Levi the Ox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2901

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

The LeIG18 crew will be part of the infantry regiment (or schutzen unit) and so wear the same distinctions (White and pink respectively). . The PAK36 crew will again be part of the infantry formation unless they are from the Panzerjager/Panzerabwehr Abteilung when they would be pink. Artillerie reg...
by Levi the Ox
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2901

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

You made me curious, as this is my primary period too, and I have some gun crews in progress that I briefly doubted! A quick search of period photographs confirms the artillerists wore the same uniform as the infantry (red corps color as artillery), while the armored car crews wore panzer black, and...
by Levi the Ox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stuka Shock
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Stuka Shock

The shock is quite brutal, and in conjunction with the pre-game barrage effect can make it very difficult to get anything done. Theoretically, the in-game counter-tactic would be to start deploying early in the rear, so that you could rally the shock off before moving up to fire. In practice I'm ske...
by Levi the Ox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close Combat & Smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Close Combat & Smoke

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. Agreed, the danger of presenting a silhouette outweighs most of ...
by Levi the Ox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Multiple Bad Things Happen
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Multiple Bad Things Happen

When the unit Breaks (Shock double the number of figures) you roll the Squad/Section Breaks event. The Leader Routed events only happen when those Leaders leave the table, usually due to the Turn ending while they are with a Broken unit, but also if a unit that Breaks moves far enough to go directly...
by Levi the Ox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Solo play
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Re: Solo play

Just saw this as I was wandering through the other forum sections (I play CoC). If you don't have Platoon Forward, I would strongly recommend it, even for pre-rifle periods. The mechanics for solo play are system-agnostic, and the character-based elements can scale up or down command levels (a capta...
by Levi the Ox
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close combat questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Close combat questions

#1: My group randomizes which casualty result affects the leader instead. In this case a roll of 1-3 on the leader check would spare a member of the rifle team, a 4-5 would spare a member of the gun team. #2: That's how we do it as well (including proportioning the "5"s and "6"s as evenly as possibl...