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by baxterj
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GDA2
Replies: 74
Views: 4806

Re: GDA2

Let’s say you have a larger skirmish screen with say 6 bases. Currently that means 4 D6, hitting on a 5 or 6. Amending it as per my suggestion means it would be 6 x D6 hitting on a 6 only. That reduces the effectiveness in my view.
by baxterj
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GDA2
Replies: 74
Views: 4806

Re: GDA2

Hi N, I think you’d find that this makes them less effective. There may be a slight increase in the number of dice if you go with a D6 per base, but the chances of hit reduce significantly if they only hit on a 6, rather than a 5 or 6. My view is that they are overly effective and this change makes ...
by baxterj
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GDA2
Replies: 74
Views: 4806

Re: GDA2

I agree on the skirmishers Phil. As I said in an earlier post I would have 1x D6 per base, but make them hit on a 6 only.
by baxterj
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GDA2
Replies: 74
Views: 4806

Re: GDA2

Dave, we've played plenty of games here and they remain the only set we use. We have tinkered with them, including a card based activation process which works well, and a few little tweaks. I do think that the items you suggested under b) makes sense. My thoughts: - I think skirmishers are a little ...
by baxterj
Mon May 03, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Latest additions to my Peninsular Armies
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Latest additions to my Peninsular Armies

There's been a fair bit of controversy regarding the ownership of the old Fantassin/WarModelling/Capitan Games figures...

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=5 ... uh1L88MDIs
by baxterj
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Use of Cards to dictate play
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Use of Cards to dictate play

in our game yesterday, we used cards to run the game. This was the La Hermandad scenario where you have up to six French brigades taking on four British/allied. We had a card per brigade with two end of turn cards, and when the second one was drawn, the turn ended. We rolled for ADCs as normal, but ...
by baxterj
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: On Table Reserves
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: On Table Reserves

Thanks Dave!
by baxterj
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: On Table Reserves
Replies: 3
Views: 511

On Table Reserves

Evening all, we played one of the Vitoria scenarios, and whilst I was thoroughly trounced, we had a question regarding on table reserves. What is the benefit to the player of them? They dont appear to move faster than any other brigade, even if you use the Battle March rule (pg 98) which can apply t...
by baxterj
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: French Dromedaire cavalry ?
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: French Dromedaire cavalry ?

Might have to go back to the old WRG ancients rules ;)

I can’t imagine the Dromedary unit would have been overly proficient camel riders and would have been at a disadvantage compared to cavalry. They weren’t designed to fight as a mounted unit. I would have them as -2 against cavalry.
by baxterj
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Attack of the Russian Imperial Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: Attack of the Russian Imperial Guard

Nothing like big guard cavalry regiments Carlo.

Ps I see a few familiar faces in that bookshelf along the back 😉