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by Captain Reid
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: French Resistance list
Replies: 18
Views: 7368

Re: French Resistance list

Tomm wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:10 pm
Wasn't George Jellicoe a post war politician having brrn 2nd ww special forces?
In the sense that he was in the Lords, yes. He was a (very) junior minister in the early 70s but had a longer career as a civil servant in the Foreign Office in the 50s.
by Captain Reid
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Teams in WWI CoC
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Teams in WWI CoC

For my Gallipoli adaptation I just made everything a unit. A roll of 2 lets you do anything you could do in CoC with a roll of 2 for a squad or 1 for a team (i.e. activate normally). A roll of 1 lets you Deploy or Go to Ground (go Tactical) or Fire at half effect. It's not useless, but is deliberate...
by Captain Reid
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Numidians in cold climate
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Numidians in cold climate

Almost certainly they'd wrap up. Why wouldn't they?

In my opinion it's also likely that by the 1st century BC, most of them that had been in Roman service for some years would have donned armour. This is very possibly true earlier.
by Captain Reid
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:28 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: The range of rifles
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: The range of rifles

Eye witness testimony from the Indian Mutiny indicates strongly the superiority of the rifled Enfield over the P1842 musket in that conflict. Enfield-armed units were much better able to engage mutineer at range, and did so effectively, even when (like the 1st Madras Fusiliers) they were unfamiliar ...
by Captain Reid
Fri Dec 29, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Strength & Honour
Topic: Mounted units vs foot units doesn't feel quite right
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: Mounted units vs foot units doesn't feel quite right

On another note the period it covers didn’t tend to emphasise the importance of heavy cavalry as you rightly say. The Parthians with their nimble horse archers and kontos armed cataphracts are probably the closest to the armies you mention. These battles play very differently to the largely warband...
by Captain Reid
Fri Dec 22, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: playing the game with larger sized units
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: playing the game with larger sized units

Melees can be quite drawn-out affairs as it stands. You might avoid the worst effects of some initial swings in combat (which can be pretty swingy), but you will have to do a lot of rounds of combat to resolve a melee. If that's your bag, go for it. But I once had a combat under the standard rules g...
by Captain Reid
Thu Dec 21, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: playing the game with larger sized units
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: playing the game with larger sized units

Shock will potentially build up to a very significant degree. Bear in mind that Shock deducts from movement distance and fighting dice. So your unit of 27 models might have taken 7 casualties and have 13 Shock. So it'll still be above half strength, and be a long way from being forced to fall back, ...
by Captain Reid
Wed Dec 20, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Market Garden
Replies: 11
Views: 6721

Re: Market Garden

It's still being worked on.
by Captain Reid
Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader Bonus duirng Firing
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Leader Bonus duirng Firing

Adding a CI to Direct Fire makes no sense unless it is to allow a unit to which the Leader is not attached to add his dice to the firing.
by Captain Reid
Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:34 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader Bonus duirng Firing
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Leader Bonus duirng Firing

Counterpane wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 1:23 pm Note, though, that a unit that the Leader isn't attached to (or that isn't part of the Formation to which he is attached) doesn't get the bonus.
That's correct. Although they will if the Leader expends a CI to direct their fire.