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by donglewwe
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Arnhem book recommendation?
Replies: 14
Views: 2764

Arnhem book recommendation?

What is a good first read covering the 6th Airborne action? Not looking for section-level detail, but would like something well above a Wiki page.

Thanks
Don
by donglewwe
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Advancing in Open Order
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: Advancing in Open Order

"...bunching is less of a problem when playing with 15mm figures which are a closer match to the groundscale." This. The effect of terrain is also improved = how many guys can fit behind this wall? Tangent: To spice up solo play, I've taken to rolling casualties within a team to determine which fig...
by donglewwe
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks
Replies: 62
Views: 7851

Re: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks

"Some little signs saying "Achtung minen!" with the obligatory skull..."
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by donglewwe
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks
Replies: 62
Views: 7851

Re: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks

duplicate
by donglewwe
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River

FWIW, the last of the photos have been posted - looks like I lost another game... ; )
by donglewwe
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River

Thanks. It's 15mm, so (more or less) game scale = ground scale, with a coverage of ~200x250 meters. Copying an area off of Google Earth (with adjustments/tweaks to allow for my existing fields/bldgs) eliminates the thinking/planning surrounding table layout: it just is what it is. The copying includ...
by donglewwe
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

CoC: 7 July 44 - Hedgerows Across the Vire River

https://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss191/brawlfactory/CoC/Farm%20Buildings_zps060auc6p.jpg Not a pretty, polished entry, but since one of the responses in the earlier setup thread (Needed: German CO to pick supports) stated "I love reading everyone’s tabletop exploits!" I figured it wouldn't hurt....
by donglewwe
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Needed: German CO to pick supports
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Needed: German CO to pick supports

The forces have been set (photos added to the '7 July' post on the blog - same link as OP). I tried to distill the support suggestions into a (to me, at least) logical force. Oddly enough, I didn't pick any entrenchments (even though I made them...) because I thought that a)The bocage provides enoug...
by donglewwe
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Needed: German CO to pick supports
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Needed: German CO to pick supports

Thanks for all the suggestions - looks like I need to make some entrenchments! ; )
by donglewwe
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Needed: German CO to pick supports
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Needed: German CO to pick supports

15mm. Using the game's ground scale makes it easy to cheat with layout/design: I just use Google Earth to locate an interesting spot in the battle area, overlay a 200x250 meter outline (my table size), and then trace. A fair amount of fudging is required to allow for the use of my (cloth) field piec...