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by Vis Bellica
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: IABSM AAR: Szack!
Replies: 0
Views: 498

IABSM AAR: Szack!

Time to break out the I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum again with a scenario taken from the second September War scenario book: #60 Szack. Szack was a small village in what was south-eastern Poland (it’s now just inside Ukraine) that was the site of a backwards-and-forwards series of actions between the Poles...
by Vis Bellica
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Infantry in half tracks, MG use
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Infantry in half tracks, MG use

There's a lot of info on this in the front section of the Bashnya or Bust scenario book, which I'm sure you have!
by Vis Bellica
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IABSM handbooks - any use to CoC players?
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: IABSM handbooks - any use to CoC players?

I think they are marvellous, incredibly useful for CoC, and could only be improved by the addition of a cover-mounted bacon sandwich! But seriously, they are designed to be complementary, with Big Rich and I often sharing our research. As IABSM models a platoon without necessarily including every me...
by Vis Bellica
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: how many blinds do you start with?
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: how many blinds do you start with?

Hi One Blind for that HQ. Generally CiC would start with the HQ element. Note that some scenarios allow you to parcel out a Company's HQ element between the different platoons e.g. let's take a German company with an HQ element of two MMG teams and three platoons of infantry. Here I could deploy und...
by Vis Bellica
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: IABSM: The Gap
Replies: 0
Views: 953

IABSM: The Gap

Here’s a battle report from a game of I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum played last weekend against John and Dave. Unusually for us, the scenario was late war, eastern front: with the Soviets rushing forwards to secure a gap in a ridge that the Germans were also seeking to block. It was a very close run thing,...
by Vis Bellica
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Back again with a few Close Assault & Spotting questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Back again with a few Close Assault & Spotting questions!

Sorry: didn't mean to come across as too critical! Glad you're enjoying the game: it gets better the more you play.
by Vis Bellica
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Back again with a few Close Assault & Spotting questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Back again with a few Close Assault & Spotting questions!

Hi Q1: No separate cost to initiate the Close Assault. Once you are within 4", it happens automatically. That said, today we had an interesting situation where a company of infantry charged past a stationary tank-killer and engaged then troops behind it. The infantry and tank-killer then spent the n...
by Vis Bellica
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Forward observer question
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Forward observer question

I always make them deploy on table.
by Vis Bellica
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: I Ain’t Been Shot Mum
Topic: Stupid question - Barbarossa
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Stupid question - Barbarossa

Not at the moment, no...but it's one of the theatre books I'm considering for my next project. Can't decide between a Blitzkrieg in the Far East, Part Two: The Allies; a Blitzkrieg in the East, Parts Two and Three: Germans and Soviets for Barbarossa respectively; of to do the Western Desert. In the ...
by Vis Bellica
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Spam
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Dealing with Spam

Hi All A bit of guidance please. I'm happy nuking spam posts: even though I can only delete each post individually, not a topic or a user, most of the spammers post 2-3 times, and there are generally 3-4 of them a day: so only a max of say 12 posts to spam (spammers with 20+ posts I ask Rich to nuke...