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by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Kharkov 1942 campaign queries
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Kharkov 1942 campaign queries

Given that the Soviet objective is to cross the tbale and exit a unti o the scenario in question, the slowness of the Matilda probably counterbalances to some degree it's greater protection. I've generally assumed that the maps for chris's campaigns are the standard 4x6 for 15mm-28mm scale figures s...
by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: When can you fire on buildings
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: When can you fire on buildings

Given the lack of ammunition rules in the game, I prefer to restrict direct HE fire against buildings to be limited to buildings known (as in spotted) to the firer. While perhaps more restrictive than completely accurate, it prevents player from just deciding to sit and blast down the terrain when t...
by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Flamethrowers in forests
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Flamethrowers in forests

Apparently the Soviets also made fairly extensive use of them defensively. forgot where I saw the info. So I would certainly allow them as an option for Soviets defending a prepared position, e.g. one where they would be allowed one or more entrenchments or heavier fortifications. The wikipedia entr...
by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: SCW - El Hombre
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: SCW - El Hombre

For simplicity i suspect you should consider the squad activated as if it included a JL but not represent el hombre as an actual figure, vulnerable to being killed, etc.

Chris
by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: SCW - Trubia A4
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: SCW - Trubia A4

According to this article, https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/italy-spain-modelo-trubia-serie-a/, the tank had a crew of 3 and all three mg's could be fired independently. Would require a SL in the tank to actually activate all 3 adn since one is fired by the driver, would preclude any movement if the h...
by batesmotel34
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Saipan PSC obstacle question
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Saipan PSC obstacle question

Until you get a definitive answer from the author, I'd probably treat the hedges as heavy going with a chance of immobilization. Since they're not a solid obstacle (which counting as soft cover seems to indicate0 I'd allow a vehicle to cross at any speed but with immobilzation on rolling any doubles...
by batesmotel34
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Possible Anti-Tank Rifle amendments
Replies: 23
Views: 4717

Re: Possible Anti-Tank Rifle amendments

Part of the problem with getting AT Rifles right is the basic CoC armour model where the side armour protection is essentially a function of the frontal armour. While the frontal armour of the PzIIIs and PzIVs was increased over time, the hull side armour remained constant at about 30mm until the ad...
by batesmotel34
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do Vehicles count as a Team when trying to win a "Probe" game ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2782

Re: Do Vehicles count as a Team when trying to win a "Probe" game ?

I think for the vanilla Probe scenario the requirement is to exit a unit off, not specifically a "team". For example, since a Soviet squad doesn't have teams, it would count to win a probe scenario by exiting the table? That seems highly dubious as an interpretation to me. I would exclude uncrewed t...
by batesmotel34
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Advancing in Open Order
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: Advancing in Open Order

If you want to encourage troops to operate in a loser order, the realistic way to achieve the effect would be to change the HE rules so that the effectiveness of HE increases against more tightly packed troops. Either adding additional He dice or perhaps modifyng the number required to get a hit wou...
by batesmotel34
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Nomonhan / Khalkin Gol scenario
Replies: 21
Views: 2573

Re: Nomonhan / Khalkin Gol scenario

More specific url for Nomonhan Incident info: http://armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/battles/khalkhin_gol39.htm Chris After you have finished laughing at Oozeys humour you might want to look at the following The Khalkhin-Gol Battle 1939 Order of Battle, Strength and Losses of the Soviet-Mongolian Troops...