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by Contrarius
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Voluntary withdrawal or running away
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Voluntary withdrawal or running away

I always get this confused with Chain of Command. There you get the shock minus deducted from your movement whichever direction you want your men to head. ;) Highly frustrating to watch your advances trundle to a complete halt, and there's pretty well nothing you can do except risk deploying a Senio...
by Contrarius
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Little help here
Replies: 20
Views: 4622

Re: Little help here

I’m reminded of the Spanish Civil War addendum to Chain of Command where it’s extremely difficult to get militia units moving again once they’ve reached cover of any kind. Perhaps wouldn’t be so extreme in the gunpowder era where weapons are less deadly but unenthusiastic raw troops and militias sho...
by Contrarius
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Little help here
Replies: 20
Views: 4622

Re: Little help here

We have also had issues with movement rates in many scenarios and have tried out a small modification that has seen a lot more fluidity in our games. We make a rule that the first dice used for movement is always a 6 and then roll as usual for a second movement activation. This does not apply for t...
by Contrarius
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Sandpaper and basing.
Replies: 34
Views: 3476

Re: Sandpaper and basing.

Problem with sandpaper (for bases) is that it’s too regular, and it doesn’t hide/disguise the figure’s own base. Also, big miniatures will look even taller with a whole thickness of sandpaper below the base. ;) My method is very tedious, and I’d love to simplify it: I use cheap wall filler (from a t...
by Contrarius
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Beutepanzer Use
Replies: 19
Views: 2873

Re: Beutepanzer Use

In the early part of the war the Germans were struggling to supply their existing Panzer divisions with tanks let alone to replace the heavy losses suffered in Poland and France. They were happy to take on any foreign AFVs they considered serviceable as replacements. There are quite a few photos of ...
by Contrarius
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Beutepanzer Use
Replies: 19
Views: 2873

Re: Beutepanzer Use

.....the Germans simply painted over the allied star with the German cross (I'm sorry I can't recall the proper name for it)..... I believe that would be the "Balkankreuz". More correctly spelt Balkenkreuz, meaning ‘beam cross’. It’s also quite a common error to associate it with the Balkans though...
by Contrarius
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Unlimbering
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Unlimbering

Interesting vid. All I can say is... What a shower! They were all over the place. I imagine they don’t get a lot of hands-on experience, and it shows. The horse teams in particular are clearly not well balanced and don’t seem overly familiar with this sort of work. Was expecting something more akin ...
by Contrarius
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm
Replies: 38
Views: 6460

Re: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm

The new Lardies rules "O Group" will certainly work better in 15mm. For me that would be reason enough to go for this scale as you can play CoC with the same figures. Personally, I'm too far down the 20mm road (more correctly 1/72 scale) to turn back. Besides the readily available buildings and terr...
by Contrarius
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Napoleonic French Dragoons
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

Re: Napoleonic French Dragoons

Revisiting this topic as I’ve finally got a few groups of dismounted French dragoons onto the table and am greatly enjoying using them. I’m wondering if one action to mount or dismount is too little. Remounting is far from simple — need to locate the correct horse, mount, sling the musket, etc. In e...
by Contrarius
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Unlimbering
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Unlimbering

Has there been any progress on the limbering issue (new FAQs, edicts, etc)? There’s a passage in Mercer’s memoirs of the Hundred Days campaign where he mentions that his guns were ready to fire immediately upon unlimbering, since they were already loaded. Must locate it again: I think it was at Quat...