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by Seret
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank Platoon
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Tank Platoon

poiter50 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:12 am
Yeah, don't give him the Firefly, double magnet to AT rounds.
Which is exactly why platoon leaders tended not to ride in them in reality. They might be beloved by wargamers, but the 17pdr Sherman wasn't nearly as popular with actual tankers.
by Seret
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks
Replies: 62
Views: 4132

Re: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks

Putting your own life on the line to help make others safer is no small thing. Well, it was just one part of quite a varied role and to be honest we made sure the amount of "life on the line" was pretty negligible. EOD work looks perilous and exciting in the movies. In real life it's often 90% digg...
by Seret
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Open topped/open turret vehicles
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Open topped/open turret vehicles

Officially no, but there are probably situations where it would make sense to do just that. Firing down from an upper storey into an open vehicle on the street below, for example.
by Seret
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks
Replies: 62
Views: 4132

Re: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks

Well, I was paid to know about that kind of thing in the past, so I'll take a crack. Yes, a very near impact from an artillery round would cause sympathetic detonation of any type of mine. That just goes for any type of explosive, set them off close together and they'll both go bang. However... In p...
by Seret
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stukas and German vehicles
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Stukas and German vehicles

It's a variation on the pre-game bombardment and as such it only affects enemy forces. If it also affected friendly ones that would be a pretty big difference and would be mentioned specifically.
by Seret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Para Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: British Para Squad

I like your aproach Seret. My only "but" is I think a 2'' mortar needs more preparation for firing than a panzerfaust. Probably about the same as a panzerfaust actually. The para version of the 2" mortar was even more basic than the infantry version. You aimed by guesstimation, stuck a bomb in it a...
by Seret
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Advancing in Open Order
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Advancing in Open Order

One thought. Players often bunch up their figures because there is no incentive not to. This. It's a shame way there's no easy way to include things like enfilading fire in the game. The way hits are distributed also means that things like HE don't have the same effect on bunched troops as it does ...
by Seret
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: British Para Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: British Para Squad

This question has been bounced around here a couple of times. One really good suggestion that came out of it was to treat the sections as normal, with gun team and rifle team, and then to treat the 2" mortar like a panzerfaust. So you don't need to worry about exactly who's carrying it, it just fire...
by Seret
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks
Replies: 62
Views: 4132

Re: Positioning of Minefields & Roadblocks

Final question, what do people use in terms of figures for Pioneer or Engineer teams? Well, there are suitable figures available for some armies and scales, others you might have to convert something. I play in 28mm and while I usually do all my core troops in metal I tend to also get a box of plas...
by Seret
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: FIX BAYONETS
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: FIX BAYONETS

Erm many other armies regularly used bayonet charges eg Soviets and Japanese. In fact the Japanese rarely removed their bayonets it seems 😋 This, I wouldn't really say closing with the bayonet was especially British. It's just standard infantry tactics. Everybody trained for it, although I think th...