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by Crusty Colonel
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Calculating support options
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Calculating support options

That's great. I have also just realised that it is a bit clearer in Appx A - 'Choosing your scenario' on page 72.

Many thanks guys
by Crusty Colonel
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Calculating support options
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Calculating support options

Dear hive, As a newbie, and obviously a bit thick, I can't work out what the calculation is for my support options. I have read Appx B. Scenario one: both sides roll 1D6 - 1-2 both sides may select from list one (amended depending on Force ratings), 3-4, select from list 2, 5-6 select from list 3. F...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: No tanks or big guns
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: No tanks or big guns

I highly recommend the Blitzkrieg 1940 book, as although it is focused to the Low Countries and France, it contains a wealth of valuable resources. The additional "standard" scenarios in it are very good and translate well to other periods and theaters, and there are a number of special rules and s...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: No tanks or big guns
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: No tanks or big guns

Crusty Colonel, First of all welcome. Noted that you're interested in Eastern Front. Suggest you have a look at Operation Winter Storm. It pre-dates At the Sharp End so is a series of scenarios rather than a campaign, although it can be converted. https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/operation-winte...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: No tanks or big guns
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: No tanks or big guns

Hi Crusty, Big guns never feature in a Chain of Command game beyond possibly contributing to a Pre-game barrage in some scenarios or PSCs. Any in game barrages are from mortars located off table which may or may not be available as a support choice. You’re never obliged to use them. Similarly for t...
by Crusty Colonel
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: No tanks or big guns
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

No tanks or big guns

Hi there, I've avoided WW2 for a long time, but I've just got my CoC ruleset (they look superb!) and figures are on the way for my eastern front project. As I want to get playing asap, are there any PSCs or scenarios (standfast the basic ones in the rules) without tanks or big guns that are a good i...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'War Room' ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 3044

Re: 'War Room' ideas

My main dining table in our new conservatory was one from GeeknSon which means it does work as a dining table / work surface / gaming table without having to pack everything up, they are not the only company doing these be worth having a look. There are also all sorts of storage options to go with ...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'War Room' ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 3044

Re: 'War Room' ideas

My ideal wargaming room would be the library in Professor Higgins' house from the film version of "My Fair Lady" (Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn and Wilfrid Hyde-White). A double-height room with the upper floor, containing all my books, but the central part open so that anyone can observe the gaming...
by Crusty Colonel
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'War Room' ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 3044

Re: 'War Room' ideas

I also find one issue is the other half who will insist on most rooms in the house being used for non gaming stuff. As like many gamers I tend to see things in 2x2 suares. We have a couple of large curtain coverec shelf alcoves in the front room, one has stuff I know she has not looked at for years...
by Crusty Colonel
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'War Room' ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 3044

Re: 'War Room' ideas

Good points. I've probably downsized the table to 5x3 in my mind already to allow for movement around it and other uses in the room, ie storage and painting / modelling station etc. Until I'm actually in the room it will be difficult to make that call. And although the the attic room is fairly large...