Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

Post by Corvusboreus »

TT, I solved that problem by making my own shock dice marked with roman numerals.
They were made from a pack of 1cm wooden cubes (cheap shop craft section) spray painted mission brown then forest green, and numbered with a white permanent marker. Some were marked I-V, others VI-X (one side was left blank).
The white on green has a passable 'generic military' appearance on table, and they look different enough that they are unlikely to be picked up and thrown.
As a bonus, with the roman numbering system, anything up to 20 points of shock can be marked by 2 dice.
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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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For shock I have dials with dead guys on but orders for O Group I think is 6 but I do have some Roman numeral dice from the old DBM days which might be handy too.

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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Darren,

The maximum number of HQ Orders is six - so a D6 it is!

The main reason I modelled a dice holder onto the Battalion HQ base was so that I didn't keep picking it up and rolling it, as mentioned above. :lol:

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

Post by Darren »

Thanks Dave.

Just read the O-Group article in the 2020 Lardies magazine, it was the first section I read.
I'm really looking forward to get these rule

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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"... do I only need to leave space for a D6?"

Yes - iirc from the videos.

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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I use bases with dice holders to mark casualties for units in my GdA games. I also use a different color die for each brigade, so I can tell them apart. Works really well - probably will do the same fo the OG companies.

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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Read the article in the new magazine. I love what I’m reading. Would it work well with 6mm?

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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I reckon it would work as fine with 6mm as 10 or 12mm

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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dakkadakka wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:42 pm
I use bases with dice holders to mark casualties for units in my GdA games. I also use a different color die for each brigade, so I can tell them apart. Works really well - probably will do the same fo the OG companies.

Regards,

Jim
Also coming round to those bases with integral dice holders. A nifty idea. Having to move up separate casualty markers and/or pebbles/beads gets to be a bit of a chore, especially when they roll down your hills. Now, if only I could get over my aversion to using dice as casualty indicators... Like DB says, if there’s dice anywhere on the table they tend to get picked up and thrown.

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Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

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To make gaming life easier there are only three Shock levels; 1 Shock, 2 Shock or Suppressed (3 Shock).

So hopefully not too many markers or micro-dice in a game.

DB

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