Army point values

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jonrw69
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Army point values

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Hi all,
We played General d'Armee last week and loved it - it worked very well.

We are just preparing for our second game: French vs Austrian but now I understand the rules better I have a question about Large Recruit battalions e.g. Landwehr. It costs my Austrians 110pts to buy a large recruit battalion but it seems worse in every way than a standard French battalion at 100pts. Both are destroyed on the same casualty level, the French fire better volleys and have higher morale. Austrians do get an extra casualty dice when firing in line but they fire on the inferior volley table. Am I missing something? It doesn't seem quite fair? I may as well have the recruit battalions at a standard size. Any answers gratefully received.

Archdukek
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Re: Army point value

Post by Archdukek »

Sorry I can’t answer your question directly, but I’d hazard a guess that the increase in points for a large unit Is more appropriate for line units rather than recruits.

The points system is optional, if it doesn’t work for you or you think it is unfair then don’t use it. I generally don’t use any points system and prefer to base games on historical orbats myself.

John

jonrw69
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Re: Army point values

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thanks

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thanks

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Re: Army point values

Post by Dragoon »

What I would do if yo feel that there is a points imbalance, sort out what you think it should be an try it out.

bellebsc
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Re: Army point values

Post by bellebsc »

Why not use the grading of line for your landwehr and allow them to fire as line at the same time until they are no longer fresh then revert back to recruit as landwehr / inferior volley. Thus giving them some limited firepower as large battalions.


Ricky

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