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by Corvusboreus
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: ‘O’Group
Topic: Tokens?
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Tokens?

When I start playing ogroup, for combat patrol markers I reckon I'll just use the same tokens that I use for CoC patrol markers. These are just repurposed plastic poker chips with sand used as surface texturing and a rectangular card flag glued into the centre. I have 12 of these, and the flags are ...
by Corvusboreus
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Unarmoured Early Byzantines (Batch Two) At Last!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Unarmoured Early Byzantines (Batch Two) At Last!!!

Very cool.
I particularly like the detail of the battle damaged shield.
by Corvusboreus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: New Video and Blog AAR: Kursk PSC Scenario 3: Panzer Marsch!
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: New Video and Blog AAR: Kursk PSC Scenario 3: Panzer Marsch!

Agree with peter regarding the vulnerability of a lone AT gun; 5 crew are just too fragile to weather the inevitable counterfire. Some harsh experiences against multiple panzers have led me to the conclusion that it is much better to deploy AT guns with some accompanying infantry to help dilute the ...
by Corvusboreus
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"
Replies: 307
Views: 59496

Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

TT, I solved that problem by making my own shock dice marked with roman numerals. They were made from a pack of 1cm wooden cubes (cheap shop craft section) spray painted mission brown then forest green, and numbered with a white permanent marker. Some were marked I-V, others VI-X (one side was left ...
by Corvusboreus
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question - national characteristic and leader firing
Replies: 35
Views: 3355

Re: Question - national characteristic and leader firing

I like Truscott's experimental approach re the validity of directing MG fire whilst simultaneously firing one's own weapon, but feel that some battlefield variables were missing from the equation. To more accurately simulate such conditions, TT should have had some background death metal cranked to ...
by Corvusboreus
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: scenario four : a delaying action
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

Re: scenario four : a delaying action

In campaign games, one way to encourage aggressive action by the attacker is to specifically link achievement of the objective to the COs opinion, whether by carrot (+1 if achieved) or stick (-1 if failed). I did this in a recent campaign game where defenders had mined a road junction, with removal ...
by Corvusboreus
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Re: Hornblower / Aubrey type antics

Cool info from the Baron.
It led me down a google hole where I learned of German/Flemish 'plankes', the 'Halifax gibbet', the Italian 'manniae' and the 'Scottish maiden'.
I am now much better informed regarding decapitatory devices existing prior to Dr Guillotin's infamous patent.
Nice knowing new.
by Corvusboreus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Sandpaper and basing.
Replies: 34
Views: 6374

Re: Sandpaper and basing.

Cheers for the pointers chaps.
Can anyone recommend a suitable site for interim 'hosting of photos so they can be transferred over here?
I' m a bit too luddite to immediately set up my own webpage.
by Corvusboreus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Blitzkrieg 1940: Questions: Pioneer Squads
Replies: 45
Views: 9750

Re: Blitzkrieg 1940: Questions: Pioneer Squads

I can see the pioneer platoons being a bit underpriced in terms of them having huge rifle groups with access to special equipment and extra smoke, but also understand that having a single senior NCO and no officer is going to put a real damper on command and control when teams start to break off to ...
by Corvusboreus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Sandpaper and basing.
Replies: 34
Views: 6374

Re: Sandpaper and basing.

I did try posting a 2.4 Mb image (a picture of a scratch built 1/100 dromon) in a thread on Byzantine infantry, but had no success The message I got when I tried to attach it was that the attachment capacity of the board had been reached. I will leave the resolution of such technical difficulties in...