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by Captain Reid
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Attached Leader Controlling Fire
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Attached Leader Controlling Fire

If a Leader is with a Unit that he Activates he directs their fire and adds his CIs for free.

If he's not with the Unit, directing their fire and adding his CIs costs him an additional CI (one to Activate the Unit, another to direct their fire).
by Captain Reid
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Prussian Landwehr
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Prussian Landwehr

I'd advise against it to be honest. The relation between basic group size and Shock impacts on lots of things, not least when Formations will break, when Groups must fall back and the relative potency of firepower and fisticuffs in the game. Also the relative drawbacks of sustaining a figure killed ...
by Captain Reid
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Attached Leader Controlling Fire
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Attached Leader Controlling Fire

No. One Leader cannot Activate another.
by Captain Reid
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Prussian Landwehr
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Prussian Landwehr

It really depends on how you rate their Characteristics. But Irregular Skirmishers with musket and Formation: No, First Fire: yes, Controlled Volley: No, Crashing Volley: no, Step Out - 3, Drill - No would be 5 points per Group. If they had rifles then they'd be 8 points/Group. Irregular Cavalry wit...
by Captain Reid
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Royal Marines Napoleonic War
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Royal Marines Napoleonic War

Even Cruizer Class sloops like HMS Swallow carried 20 marines (sergeant, corporal, 18 marines), basically a sixth of the total manpower aboard.

Interestingly, it was not the number of marines (directly) but the rate of the ship that determined if one or more marine officers would be assigned.
by Captain Reid
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FJ Organization for Crete
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: FJ Organization for Crete

I'd tend to agree. But I really think for Crete that using a TO&E FJ list in any game would not really be playing the period. It's an exception to the rule, perhaps.
by Captain Reid
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FJ Organization for Crete
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: FJ Organization for Crete

The Blitzkrieg 40 Handbook's various FJ lists could be used for Crete but they don't accurately reflect the platoon structures (or glider loads for glider-borne troops) on Crete (they're not too far off though, except each glider only carried one MG, and given that absolutely no squad would be at al...
by Captain Reid
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FJ Organization for Crete
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: FJ Organization for Crete

SL with pistol or SMG (officer) SL with SMG (senior nco) ATR Team (3 men - technically one an NCO with a SMG but in game terms maybe just a three man team) Light Mortar Team (4 men - again, technically one an nco with a SMG but ditto) Three squads: JL with SMG Team One: two man LMG team one man with...
by Captain Reid
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Scottish Corridor Carrier option questions
Replies: 22
Views: 645

Re: Scottish Corridor Carrier option questions

I'd suggest one reason for replacing the hull-mounted Bren with a Vickers would be to free up the Bren for dismounted use. Obviously, you could just dismount it as required but if you wanted to do a foot patrol with a Bren along (and the three man patrol with rifle, Bren, SMG was pretty common), you...
by Captain Reid
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FJ Organization for Crete
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: FJ Organization for Crete

The FJ jumped into Crete in the same uniforms they'd worn in Norway. These proved a bit hot so after the first day, many took to adopting the 'baby gro' look as seen in the pictures above. There are quite a few pictures of camouflage pattern ones in Nasse's Fallschrimjager in Crete . Interestingly, ...