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by Levi the Ox
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Needed: German CO to pick supports
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Needed: German CO to pick supports

Seeing the table, I would definitely go with some entrenchments. Also a sniper team, even though it's command inefficient, because of how effective it is at countering the scout teams that will be a big threat here. An adjutant, a minefield or roadblock for the main road, and possibly a second minef...
by Levi the Ox
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Needed: German CO to pick supports
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Needed: German CO to pick supports

Well I can't actually get to your blog at the moment (wordpress login issues), so I can't comment on the terrain, but I do have some thoughts on a unit breakdown. Since you've got essentially a full platoon but limited leadership, I'd organize the personnel one of two ways: If there's an obvious def...
by Levi the Ox
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Western Desert Indian Army

A brief wikipedia search says it saw use in a wide variety of theaters, including N. Africa. Quite a large-caliber weapon for Chain of Command, but on the other hand one designed for flexibility. According to the article it was sometimes dismantled to be manually positioned in dense terrain, includi...
by Levi the Ox
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: German Pioneers 1940
Replies: 29
Views: 1307

Re: German Pioneers 1940

I have the Flames of War pioneer platoon. Nice figures, loaded down with kit. Lots of explosives of various types, a couple flamethrowers, one mine detector. Wire cutters would be really small at that scale, kneeling figures without weapons in their hands is a possibility.
by Levi the Ox
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Going Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Going Solo

by Levi the Ox
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Going Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Going Solo

I used a system called "Adjutant Introuvable" for my last game, which worked very well. Less granular modifiers than what you describe, but it also prioritized left/center/right flanks for effort and reserves, which was very fitting.
by Levi the Ox
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Getting started with Chain of Command
Replies: 47
Views: 43556

Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

the scenarios in the rulebook and blitzkrieg sourcebook are just the core mission setups and objectives. They're meant to be the framework that you can apply to whatever terrain you want to play on. Most of the campaign scenarios are a combination of one of them with a specific terrain layout. Maps ...
by Levi the Ox
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: British Peninsular War Dragoons
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: British Peninsular War Dragoons

A handful of the Light Dragoon Regiments did convert to Hussars during the period, although I don't know if any of the natively British hussar units served in the peninsula. The 1st KGL Hussars did.
by Levi the Ox
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Share your favourite house rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1330

Re: Share your house rules

We use the "dropped die" method for Command Dice in subsequent consecutive phases by the same player. That is, if you'd normally roll 5 Command Dice and you get a double phase, in your second phase you'd only roll 4 Command Dice. If you were lucky enough to get the next phase again, you'd roll 3 Co...
by Levi the Ox
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: How many of my squad can fire, or how many figs per cm of front?
Replies: 42
Views: 1967

Re: How many of my squad can fire, or how many figs per cm of front?

I’m a compulsive fiddler. Just can’t help it. :P Haha, no worries! Right there with ya'! Having it take the leader's CI in exchange for getting a couple more dice rolled is comparable to the rapid-fire rules various forces have access to. Those sorts of situational benefits are a good place to star...