Talking Tactics

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Talking Tactics

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Afternoon All.

I thought I'd start a series of talking tactics for Chain of Command.  The rules are very firmly embedded in historical tactics, so this series looks at how real life tactics apply to the game and how to apply them effectively.

Part One is the introduction, here:
http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=3282

As always, introductions are a bit dull, so I thought I'd add Part Two as well which looks at reconnaissance and the Patrol Phase.
http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=3286

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I do hope these are of interest.  If anyone would like to see any specific issues covered then please just leave feedback so I can sort that out for you.

Cheers

Rich

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I enjoyed reading part 1, I will look forward to reading part 2.

I found the point about losing JOP's quite interesting. In our first game of the 29, Let's Go campaign, I (Germans) had a continuous threat to two of my forward JOP's through out the game. I was able to protect them at cost. I lost the game on morale failure although I was able to take out 50% more Americans then I lost.

But this is not a whole lot of help for the Germans in this campaign of course. I am really going to have to re-think my plan in game 2, so I look forward to these "Talking Tactics"

John

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Really interesting reading Rich, cheers. Have you got a list of topics you're going to cover?

What do you use to make your nice wee maps, btw?

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Hi Seret

Um, deploying to the table next, then fIre and movement, fish and chips, the assault. After that I am reactive.

Maps all done in PowerPoint.

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This is a really excellent idea Rich and I am sure will be welcomed by all of us, particularly those new to WW2 gaming. It will be a big help In promoting the rules too. Well done. :D
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Jolly good stuff sir! Definitely looking forward to this series.

BTW - I still can't find the "WW2 Terrain" plug-in for PowerPoint! :roll: ;)

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Really good stuff, thank you for taking the time to write these up. They are exactly the type of articles and insight I love!

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Richard wrote: Maps all done in PowerPoint.
So, you drew them by hand? If so they're nice work. I was hoping you'd have a tip for some software that you'd used that could spit out maps!

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Great stuff Rich - looking forward to seeing if Malt vinegar or apple cider vinergar is the preferred tactic on the chips

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Good stuff, very interesting and very useful!

Now about that master class in dice rolling? :D

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