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by Archdukek
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Volksgrenadier rifle grenades
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Volksgrenadier rifle grenades

Hi George, Up to you to decide. You can allocate them to the individual squads where they come under the control of the squad’s JL or hold them as an independent team under the direction of the Platoon Leader or other SL if you have one. You might want to check out the FAQ for the amended rules on t...
by Archdukek
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French Dromedary Corps - Egypt
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: French Dromedary Corps - Egypt

I don’t know much about the Egyptian Campaign, but did Les Dromadaires ever fight mounted? As you say, I thought they were mounted infantry in which case the “Irregular Cavalry” category would be more appropriate. Classifying them as Dragoons would encourage their use as cavalry to my mind and make ...
by Archdukek
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Take the Ground (and be wiped out)
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Take the Ground (and be wiped out)

Hi CP, I think you are definitely being picky. :D Units in a Hesitant brigade are not included in the list of Prohibited Supports so can act like any other support unit in my view. However, since Hesitant units cannot initiate a charge they will be acting on the defensive. They can provide Supportin...
by Archdukek
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Take the Ground (and be wiped out)
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Take the Ground (and be wiped out)

Hi CP, The definition of “Take the Ground!” in paragraph 3 on page 49 says: “ May move up and occupy any part of the position that was occupied by the defeated enemy unit.” So it’s permissive not obligatory. However, if you do Take the Ground then you can’t backtrack because you now find yourself wi...
by Archdukek
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons

Hi Jim, At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you can’t represent a column of squadrons as a 2x2 block with all squadron bases touching. Under the rules that is by definition just another form of double line. Any difference in combat effectiveness between cavalry units only arises if one uni...
by Archdukek
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 29 Let's Go! updated?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: 29 Let's Go! updated?

Looking at a more recent PSC like Bloody Bucket I notice a few other things. In BB the US Infantry Platoon has a BAR team as 'one man with BAR, two riflemen with M1 Garand', where as 29 Let's Go has it as BAR team as 'BAR, two crew and one rifleman with M1'. Similarly later PSC have the German MG34...
by Archdukek
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Taking gembloux gap questions.
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Taking gembloux gap questions.

Hi I am missing something, it appears to me that Scenario 3 is a walkover for the Germans? If they get some tanks as support they can just drive off the other end of the table as the French have no A/Tnk until they have paid Two chain of Command dice ((Scenario 5 1940?) What have I missed? Atkins H...
by Archdukek
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons

Hi Jim, Whether you are forming a column of companies or column of squadrons with your bases depends on the figure scale you are using. Personally I would assume that with 4 bases in a standard unit, then each base represents a squadron not a company. A company would be 2 figures wide in your case. ...
by Archdukek
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Cavalry Double Line vs Column of Squadrons

Hi Jim, The two formations are not the same and have different frontages. One is more manoeuvrable, but could potentially suffer a penalty when charged. The definition of Column of Squadrons on page 19 requires it to be 3 or 4 squadrons deep. So your units would have a single base width with each ba...
by Archdukek
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Making Blinds
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Making Blinds

I use laminated cards for blinds too. There’s a load to choose from in the Files section of the TooFatLardies io group.

John