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by hedgehobbit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question CoC: Effective Range
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Re: Question CoC: Effective Range

There's a cool chart in US FM 105-5 that shows the effective ranges of the various US infantry weapons. It gives rifles an effective range of 500 yards which would be 150" (12.5 feet) of game table space. Machines guns are effective out to 300". Even a US M1 carbine, which is a close ranged weapon, ...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Weapons Ratings...
Replies: 34
Views: 14706

Re: Weapons Ratings...

We played the M1919A4 as a belt fed LMG when used by US paras. But it seems to have been heavy and with the tripod as well it seemed reasonable for it to have the move/fire restrictions of a tripod MMG rather than LMG. I have no problem with that. However, something like this should definitely be s...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Weapons Ratings...
Replies: 34
Views: 14706

Re: Weapons Ratings...

The M1919 is an oddity as its a bipod LMG with an additional leg! If this is the case, I suggest removing the reference to bipods and tripods from the master arsenal table and page 36. Group MGs as "Magazine LMG", "Belt-fed LMG" and "MMG or HMG". It's cleaner and then the game rules reflect the ter...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Double Covering Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 6743

Re: Double Covering Fire

Multiple Covering Fire is not overpowered. The teams providing the covering fire do not actually do any damage. Consider how much actual shock/kills those three teams could have placed. Your opponent simply doesn't activate the team being covered and can use those activations somewhere else, so he d...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1940 German List
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: 1940 German List

The StuG has an HE value of 3 even though it uses the same gun as the early PzIV which has an HE value of 6. Looks like a copy-paste error.
by hedgehobbit
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Recce probe
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: British Recce probe

The US Cavalry Recon platoon is similarly organized. I was thinking it would be fun to stat out these units to run recon vs recon battles. The question would be whether or not you balance them with normal infantry platoons (by giving them very high Force Ratings) or just balance them with each other.
by hedgehobbit
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Weapons Ratings...
Replies: 34
Views: 14706

Re: Weapons Ratings...

How do you guys handle the US M1919 LMG? It's a belt-fed, tripod mounted LMG. There isn't an entry for tripod mounted LMGs in the master arsenal table. There's a bipod mounted LMG and a tripod mounted MMG. On page 93 it's referred to as a "tripod mounted MG" but on page 94, it's included in a LMG Te...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rifle grenades
Replies: 5
Views: 3713

Re: Rifle grenades

Personally, I have no problem with all units (at least US and German) having a rifle grenadier. The German one was introduced in 1942, the American one was in use throughout the war (first in the Springfield and, later, the M1). You'll have to ask someone else about British and Russian use. Here's a...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Activating tanks and tank destroyers on a 1 or 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Activating tanks and tank destroyers on a 1 or 2?

I looked at this when thinking about an armor vs armor game and, indeed, it looks like you can only activate vehicles on a 3 unless it is a transport vehicle carrying a squad or team.

In the example YouTube videos, Rich is often combining a 1 and a 2 in order to move and fire with his vehicle.
by hedgehobbit
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Help Rallying Points of Shock
Replies: 16
Views: 7528

Re: Help Rallying Points of Shock

In the YouTube videos, Rich uses his platoon sergeant to removes multiple shock from the same team on several occasions. Check out the end of part four.