I've decided to leave the Germans with 3 platoons but make them all under strength to reflect attrition from their month-long retreat in the face of the Allied invasion, and will do this by a random 1D6 roll for each section the first time the platoon appears, with a result of "1-4" losing 1-4 men respectively (player's choice of team); a "5" losing a whole team (MG42 + 2 crew and 3 riflemen); and a "6" no effect.
Firstly, does that seem reasonable?
And secondly, given my continuing struggle with the CoCulator, what effect if any does that have on their force rating? I don't want the players to have to work out Force Ratings and apply to scenario supports for each possibility, but want instead a reasonable standardised position based on the almost certainty that the Germans will start under strength but with the uncertainty of just how much under strength.
As I see it (noting my hopelessness with CoCulator - and noting I am running FJ with Panzerfaust as support option only), the options range from (best to worst):
- no losses = 146.67 points, so FR 10 + 2 for 6 dice = +12 FR
- 3 teams down = 102.67 points, so FR 3 + 2 for 6 dice = +5 FR
Given each of these possibilities are also remote (0.46% if my calculations correct - and my skill with probability is about the same as my skill with CoCulator
), then something in between is more realistic. Is it fair and reasonable to split the difference and call it FR +8? That flows through in most of the scenarios to the British having between 14 and 18 Support Points.
Or am I getting that all horribly wrong?