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by Eclaireur
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics

Baron ! you are erudite as always, even if answering question I didn't ask ;) Yes indeed other infantry types could indeed be put ashore, and I have bought a couple of dozen Perry figures in round hats in the hope I can land them somewhere in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. The scope for possible ac...
by Eclaireur
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics

Nice one Capt Reid - very useful. That 32lb Carronade looks like a bit of a Death Star!

Levi - I will look those vids up, thanks for the recommendation
EC
by Eclaireur
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Hornblower / Aubrey type antics

Hi guys, I'm aiming to do some SP games in the 1790s or early 1800s featuring landing actions by RN/RM forces against enemy held coasts - storming a battery, rescuing a prisoner or burning down stores, that type of thing. I'm planning initially to pit my troops against revolutionary French. Searchin...
by Eclaireur
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Seret, good news and bad news - I am retreating from my view that those German hand held anti-tank weapons are too powerful, but not because of your interesting explanations! I am five games in to the Bremen campaign during which my opponent has fired about six panzershreck rounds and eight or nine ...
by Eclaireur
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: 28mm MDF Buildings for Normandy
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: 28mm MDF Buildings for Normandy

Hi Ed, I would recommend you look at Empires at War https://empiresatwar.co.uk They've got some very nice buildings, reasonably priced, can be supplied pre-painted (and indeed pre-assembled), and the service is excellent. If you want wrecked buildings he also does wrecked versions of most of his int...
by Eclaireur
Thu May 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Munin - is it not the product of Mass X Velocity times the product of Mass X Velocity over two ?
EC
by Eclaireur
Wed May 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Seret, interesting post - and much that I would agree with. But going back to the original post I would not change my position, notably about the difference between penetration and destructive effect: - we would agree that a panzerschrek can penetrate a lot more armour than a 75mm solid shot from a ...
by Eclaireur
Mon May 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Andy - a few points 1. When you write "these weapons were by far the largest killer of armour in NWE" do you have a source? If you look at John Buckley, "British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944", he cites estimates that only between 6% and 15% of tank casualties were to HEAT / hollow charge wea...
by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Munin and MLB - your point about range/accuracy is perfectly fair. But if you get a hit with a panzerschrek the destructive effect is like hitting something with an 88. And sorry, that's not right,
EC
by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Unfortunately the rules are abstracting a number of properties of anti-tank weapons here. Shaped charge weapons have great penetrative power. If you look at how much armour a panzerschrek or panzerfaust (or indeed a bazooka) can burn through it's very impressive for the size of round. But the metal ...