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by Archdukek
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Horse Artillery
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Horse Artillery

My understanding is similar to siggian and the difference is in name only as the author says on page 17. Horse artillery, whose men were mounted, were simply field artillery batteries attached to cavalry units. Their mounts giving them some greater strategic mobility but tactically they would operat...
by Archdukek
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Withdrawing at the end of the turn?
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Withdrawing at the end of the turn?

Hi Darren, I don’t think it is heretical to put ideas up for discussion which you think will improve the game. However, in this instance I think you are confusing different concepts from different rules. As you say, both Chain of Command and Sharp Practice have mechanisms which can introduce a signi...
by Archdukek
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Reforming Skirmisher and Fog of War
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Reforming Skirmisher and Fog of War

Since I don’t use Fog of War cards this situation has never arisen. For what it’s worth my take would be that since skirmishers can only reform behind a friendly close order unit, you would need to place that unit on the table from its Fog of War card when the skirmishers fall back behind it. They c...
by Archdukek
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Activations vs. Uncontrolled
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Activations vs. Uncontrolled

A unit always requires to be activated to fire effective Controlled or Uncontrolled Volleys. So if the Leader uses his Command Initiative to do something else other than activate the unit to bring it back under Control, the unit is considered to be still firing uncontrolled but it’s fire is ineffect...
by Archdukek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Cold War rules shown on twitter
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Cold War rules shown on twitter

There is a FaceBook Group set up to playtest a Chain of Command Up Over the Rhine variant for the Cold War. That might be what the Twitter discussion was about. Here’s a link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4753391 ... ?ref=share

John
by Archdukek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Smoke

Smoke from mortar shells completely blocks line of sight. Smoke from smoke grenades is a -1 penalty to hit. See the Errata/FAQ where this change for grenades was introduced.

John
by Archdukek
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 2" mortar smoke?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 2" mortar smoke?

3” same as a smoke grenade, though I think that’s generous for the latter. See section 9.4.1 top of second column, page 43.

John
by Archdukek
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Rich’s New game video and big question
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Rich’s New game video and big question

To answer your question on ground scale Waterhouse, in Chain of Command it is 12”:40 yards, in Sharp Practice it is 12”:50 yards. There is no stated ground scale in Infamy, Infamy! Right! Thanks I knew Chain of Command was 12”:40 yards, I've not played enough Sharp Practice to question it personall...
by Archdukek
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Rich’s New game video and big question
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Rich’s New game video and big question

Fascinating discussion on how little we know about how a Roman Legion really operated. To answer your question on ground scale Waterhouse, in Chain of Command it is 12”:40 yards, in Sharp Practice it is 12”:50 yards. There is no stated ground scale in Infamy, Infamy! and I don’t recall Rich enlighte...
by Archdukek
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: United States Platoon built-in mortar squads out of ammo

Id say that the simplest solution would be to allow the squad to use their personal weapons if they run out of ammo. It’s not likely to happen with any frequency.

John