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by JimLeCat
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Off Table Mortars
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

Re: Off Table Mortars

Ah! I see what you mean. By choosing when you activate the FOO/mortars, you can turn the barrage off and on again at will. I agree that seems odd. How about a house rule that only you can change the orders for the barrage (i.e. walk or stop it), but your opponent can choose to use a roll of '1' to a...
by JimLeCat
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Off Table Mortars
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

Re: Off Table Mortars

Hi Alan, I look at it this way - while the ranging in process is underway, you are activating the FOO. Once the fire is underway, it's actually the battery that you are activating, not the FOO. He is no longer directly ordering each round, he is observing the effects and giving orders for any change...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Files Repository for TFL Rulesets.
Replies: 17
Views: 8263

Re: Files Repository for TFL Rulesets.

If Rich doesn't mind, the files could be attached to the postings...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Files Repository for TFL Rulesets.
Replies: 17
Views: 8263

Re: Files Repository for TFL Rulesets.

I'm a member, but not currently logged in, and I get 'document not found' ...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Deploy and Activate?
Replies: 110
Views: 43184

Re: Deploy and Activate?

I have no problem with the idea that troops can deploy into close combat where there is adjacent cover for them to have deployed through, or with the idea that they can deploy into cover where there is no longer an unobserved approach path (they may have been there all along), only with the idea tha...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close combat & tanks
Replies: 21
Views: 9846

Re: Close combat & tanks

Hi Gavin, I understand that, although if the enemy has only one tank, then go for the supporting infantry and try to break their morale that way. Remember, tanks are comparatively slow and clumsy in this. Also, try not to let on that you are out of AT options. Try to make your opponent hold back the...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Support List Question
Replies: 21
Views: 11272

Re: Support List Question

Thanks Derek! I knew I had read it somewhere, but it was too late for me to go rummaging through books...
by JimLeCat
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close combat & tanks
Replies: 21
Views: 9846

Re: Close combat & tanks

I think the tales of infantry posting grenades into tanks like that are one of those things that did happen, but so rarely that they are commented on, remembered and become almost legendary. The game doesn't cover them because they are so unlikely. If it is open topped (half-track or SPG), then this...
by JimLeCat
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Overwatch Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 7014

Re: Overwatch Fire

I agree. It's one thing to have a friendly discussion about rules to try to reach a reasonable consensus as to its intent. There are always bits to clarify, although I don't think this is one of them. To be honest, I hadn't actually noticed exactly what it said until I read this thread, the intent w...
by JimLeCat
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Support List Question
Replies: 21
Views: 11272

Re: Support List Question

Vis-a-vis the British halftracks, my understanding is that they were ordered by the War Office without MGs, as doctrine said not to fight from them. Troops found ways to acquire them, however, and at least one armoured division (11th?) removed the .50 cal AA mgs from their shermans and mounted them ...