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by mr pumblechook
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Scenarios
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Scenarios

Run a two platoon patrol using Big CoC perhaps? Main thing is to keep it simple and limit the amount of support (and keep it small enough no-one will have much armour and/or mortar batteries) It depends a bit on whether you're running 15mm (when a 6x4 will be fine) or 28mm when a 6x4 will be a bit c...
by mr pumblechook
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Re: Rangers

Finally finding time to do something... Here's the latest iteration on a Rangers list. In 1942, my assumption is that they are elite troops: volunteers and very highly trained with good fieldcraft and unit cohesion (as they were intended to be equivalents to the British Commandos and went through ve...
by mr pumblechook
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Re: Rangers

My current thought (above) is to use the Japanese jungle fighter rule givning 14" move and patrol marker interval and the ability to use a Ruse as a support option, but only if the Rangers take no vehicles or towed weapons as supports. I think using the Finn rule would be a little too 'underpants on...
by mr pumblechook
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Re: Rangers

TT, the IABSM supplement 'Battle for Liberation' rates them very marginally better than US Paras at least for Normandy. There is also that they drew volunteers from already trained soldiers and could skim the cream off rather than starting from raw recruits. There is the option for running them as R...
by mr pumblechook
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Re: Rangers

Here's the next draft. In 1942, my assumption is that they are elite troops: volunteers and very highly trained with good fieldcraft and unit cohesion (as they were intended to be equivalents to the British Commandos and went through very similar training). By 1944, while still superior to standard ...
by mr pumblechook
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Re: Rangers

No playtests yet unfortunately. Any thoughts on the messenger at HQ? Ignore him? On 'Rangers lead the way', my impression was that they trained harder on obstacles and mobility than line infantry. They went through the same training as commandos. On leadership, possibly the 'superior junior leaders'...
by mr pumblechook
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

Rangers

I have been looking at developing lists for US Rangers. In 1942, my assumption is that they are elite troops: volunteers and very highly trained (as they were intended to be equivalents to the British Commandos and went through very similar training). By 1944, while still superior to standard line i...
by mr pumblechook
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: SCW list questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: SCW list questions

Thanks. With the field gun and the squad, can the junior leader with the gun also command the non-guncrew members of the squad or does the gun and it's crew split off to form a separate unit with the junior leader only able to command them? With the milita, I'm a sucker for the colourful flags. For ...
by mr pumblechook
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: SCW list questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

SCW list questions

I'm finally putting my Milcianos together in all their enthusiastic motley glory and have a few questions on the list: Megaphone: who is assigned it? (leader or rifleman?) does using it count as an activation? (I kind of like the idea of a shouty person) 70/19 Field gun with junior leader assigned t...
by mr pumblechook
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Close combat across bocage
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: Close combat across bocage

A related question : on firing between troops on opposite sides of a field bounded by bocage: there is a line in the 29th supplement that implies that for full 'normandy' bocage, two forces on opposite sides of a bocage bordered field with both hard up against their respective bocage elements cannot...