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by batesmotel34
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect

Just to be clear, I wasn't suggesting that you use the SC campaign instead of writing one, just that the information in the book could provide more useful background information and that some of the SC scenarios might be useful for ideas in developing your own. The fact that I think the SC campaign ...
by batesmotel34
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect

I've run a couple straight scenarios from the CoC rules for Finland giving the Russians 4 CD which is definitely miserable. Using 5 CDs for both sides has worked well with the SC scenarios with the other green versus regular differences being enough to give the Finns a definite advantage. The SC sce...
by batesmotel34
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect

I've had fairly good luck with the couple scenarios I've used from the book without too much change from normal CoC. I've generally followed Tom Ballou's suggestions for adapting the scenarios for things like using 2.5 CoC phases per turn in the SkirmishCampaign scenario and using 5 command dice rat...
by batesmotel34
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Winter War Campaign: Terrain Effect

You might consider looking at the "SkirmishCampaign: Finland" book since it includes scenarios from this campaign along with specific suggestions for amount of snow and similar. For one scenario I adopted from the book where it listed the snow as 1'-1.5', I treated the ground off road as soft ground...
by batesmotel34
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC List Updates
Replies: 129
Views: 34463

Re: CoC List Updates

p.s. I'm not sure the mortar "section" should have a JL rather than just the 3 man mortar team. The suggestion for the JL was based on extrapolation from a comment in Zaloga on the 1941 platoon mentioning a 4 man 50mm mortar team.

Chris
by batesmotel34
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC List Updates
Replies: 129
Views: 34463

Re: CoC List Updates

According to Zaloga's Red Army Handbook , The 1939 and 1940 platoon should include a fifth section with the 50mm Mortar. It's a 4 man section so presumably would be a JL plus the 50mm mortar w 3 crew. I don't have other sources that I know too verify this but I do note that the SkirmishCampaign: Fin...
by batesmotel34
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Couple of questions

There isn't any separate crew for the half track. The recce team provides the driver and someone to man the LMG if it is.

Chris
by batesmotel34
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 5300

Re: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles

In the case where a platoon of vehicles is in support of the infantry platoon I would certainly expect that they'd remain under the control of their own platoon SL. I guess the question I have is what having a single or two vehicles in support of an infantry platoon would represent in terms of chain...
by batesmotel34
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question about interposing linear terrain
Replies: 16
Views: 4177

Re: Question about interposing linear terrain

Is the situation described int eh rule meant to only cover the case where there are three hedges between the observer and the target with neither adjacent to the hedges or do they also cover the case asked by the OP here? Seems like it would be helpful to get an authoritative ruling. Certainly in a ...
by batesmotel34
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles
Replies: 22
Views: 5300

Re: Senior Leaders on the ground activating vehicles

I'm not sure the rules allow it but I'd be inclined to allow a senior leader adjacent to a supporting tank (within 4"?) to activate the junior leader in the tank, especially if the tank is deployed as support for the platoon without having its own SL present. I'd assume that the tank is unbuttoned s...