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by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams
Replies: 16
Views: 5908

Re: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams

There's a point in the CoC YouTube videos (number 4, at the 7:15 minute mark) where Rich uses a single "1" to both split off and move a scout team from a British section. That might have been a mistake (or based on earlier rules since Rich mentions long ranged fire as well)
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams
Replies: 16
Views: 5908

Re: Unit Integrity & Creating Teams

One thing that should be emphasized more in the rules in that if you activate a squad with a "2" to move, the squad has to move together (maintain coherency if you prefer). You can't send soldiers off on their own. This is even true if the squad is already composed of multiple teams. You can't send ...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: LMG and MG crew
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: LMG and MG crew

From page 10: "The crew are the men who serve the gun and who may not undertake any other role." Sometimes you'll see a Team with a listing like Two Crew, One Rifleman. The Germans are this way. In those cases that extra rifleman can use his own weapon. But for other, like the Bren teams, they are l...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Hacking the ‘points’ system
Replies: 20
Views: 8466

Re: Hacking the ‘points’ system

Senior Officer (regardless of weapon) – 2pts Junior Officer (regardless of weapon) – 1pt 3 Riflemen – 1 pt LMG (2 or 3 crew) – 2pts Chap with SMG – 2pts Bazooka, Piat, AT Rifle etc – 2pts Light Mortar – 2pts PanzerFaust – 1pt each A SMG is worth less than three riflemen (both 2 pts) so I'd move him...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Problems with usa reccon vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 6013

Re: Problems with usa reccon vehicles

I tried to make the case that AA mounted MGs were too good at 10 firepower but I didn't get much agreement. Especially since there is little added vulnerability in using them. In the M8, the commander also acts as the loader. As to what MG the vehicle is armed with, I would use whatever MG is on the...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 6791

Re: Smoke Grenades

BTW we didnt worry about color but did find the yellow to be very effective at blocking LOS. Weird. Yesterday, I was looking at US WW2 smoke grenade usages. Other than WP (which was far and above the favorite), yellow smoke was used as much as all the other colors combined, including white. Looks l...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: When is a Section No Longer a Section?
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: When is a Section No Longer a Section?

I asked this question a few weeks ago and never got a clear answer. What we do is allow the split off of a team up to 1/3 the size of the squad while still keeping the squad intact for activation purposes. So a 6 man squad can split off a two-man scout team and a 9 man squad can split off a three ma...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 6791

Re: Smoke Grenades

Yes, but could you make a smoke screen from them - even just a partially concealing one or were they just for signaling or indicating a target? My point was that if you had colored smoke that was, say, used for designating targets for close air support, would you really want to use it to screen you...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC Question:Overwatch
Replies: 8
Views: 4075

Re: CoC Question:Overwatch

So if some one moves in to an overwatch area you may fire on them as soon as they move. If they fire without moving first then they get to fire first, then the overwatch team may return fire. If that is true, shouldn't the sentence be: They may react to an enemy deploying from a Jump Off Point with...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 6791

Re: Smoke Grenades

The US smoke grenades came in a variety of colors for signaling purposes and target designation (you see one in an episode of Band of Brothers). For example, in David Webster`s Parachute Infantry, he draws a picture of "A Complete Wardrobe of the Holland Tourist September, 1944". It shows everything...