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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:23 am
by Truscott Trotter
I tend to use my support section (if available) for that task rather than a core one

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:19 am
by MLB
I’d tend to agree, but in this instance the odds were very favourable and the chance to take out a senior leader, a junior leader, wipe out a team and capture a jump-off-point all in one attack was a risk worth taking.

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:04 pm
by Munin
Yeah, the leader casualties alone will really hurt the French in the next scenario.

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 pm
by DougM
I can appreciate the reasoning, but I always felt it was pretty gamey throwing away your supports like that. I'm certainly very glad I wasn't some poor bloody private whose section was attached to a gung-ho lieutenant and his platoon.

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 pm
by Truscott Trotter
Not throwing away - sacrificial attack - now if you had to track your supports for a PSC that would be different.
It is still worth making a close assault sometimes even with core troops - did one recently and lost best part of 2 sections - but I did wipe out a US Para section and then capture the JOP they were holding and thus winning the mission, so was worth it in the overall campaign.
...you can't take the Russian out of the gamer!

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:19 am
by poiter50
ROTFPML
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 pm
...you can't take the Russian out of the gamer!

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 am
by Truscott Trotter
There is a good reason why I have a picture of Georgy Konstantinovich as my avatar :lol: :twisted:

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 am
by MLB
DougM wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 pm
I can appreciate the reasoning, but I always felt it was pretty gamey throwing away your supports like that. I'm certainly very glad I wasn't some poor bloody private whose section was attached to a gung-ho lieutenant and his platoon.
We count support casualties when calculating severity of losses for the Men’s Opinion. So we don’t get away completely with being too cavalier with them.

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:05 pm
by Munin
MLB wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 am
We count support casualties when calculating severity of losses for the Men’s Opinion.
Same.

Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 am
by Truscott Trotter
Yup so do we ....
but it doesn't make me change my tactics 😁