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by Eclaireur
Wed May 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4722

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Seret, interesting post - and much that I would agree with. But going back to the original post I would not change my position, notably about the difference between penetration and destructive effect: - we would agree that a panzerschrek can penetrate a lot more armour than a 75mm solid shot from a ...
by Eclaireur
Mon May 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4722

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Andy - a few points 1. When you write "these weapons were by far the largest killer of armour in NWE" do you have a source? If you look at John Buckley, "British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944", he cites estimates that only between 6% and 15% of tank casualties were to HEAT / hollow charge wea...
by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4722

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Munin and MLB - your point about range/accuracy is perfectly fair. But if you get a hit with a panzerschrek the destructive effect is like hitting something with an 88. And sorry, that's not right,
EC
by Eclaireur
Sun May 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?
Replies: 36
Views: 4722

Re: Are Panzerschrecks too powerful?

Unfortunately the rules are abstracting a number of properties of anti-tank weapons here. Shaped charge weapons have great penetrative power. If you look at how much armour a panzerschrek or panzerfaust (or indeed a bazooka) can burn through it's very impressive for the size of round. But the metal ...
by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Casualties on gun crews

yes, Seret, fair one. the lone man crewing a gun until the bitter hand definitely has a heroic quality to it.
EC
by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Casualties on gun crews

Thanks Chum - I should have spotted that. Seems fair enough that going down to 2 crew would have those effects. I think going down to 1 might have effects on rate of fire and accuracy. I would think if you're down to 1, firing alternate phases and have a deduction on the accuracy roll but hey ho!
EC
by Eclaireur
Sat May 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Casualties on gun crews
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Casualties on gun crews

Is there any provision for casualties on support or anti-tank gun crews reducing their effectiveness? I'm thinking of the situation when you're down to one or two survivors on the gun. I've searched the rules, errata + FAQ, and couldn't find anything but maybe I'm being dense...
EC
by Eclaireur
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Patches of Snow
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Patches of Snow

jfuller39 and silverwihistle39
some excellent ideas there. by white acrylic caulk I assume you mean the type of stuff used for sealing bathroom tiles? DIY product is usually about 1/4 the cost of war-games scenic stuff so I will check it out - and your blog silver whistle.
EC
by Eclaireur
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Patches of Snow
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Patches of Snow

Thank you Siggian - and being a resident of British Columbia I suspect you see a lot more of the white stuff than I do! You're quite right about the dirtiness of it. There may be a way of using a rubbery substance rather than styrofoam as I would want it to conform to terrain. Got me thinking!, than...
by Eclaireur
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Patches of Snow
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Patches of Snow

Perhaps an odd one this ... But I'm interested in doing spring (or autumn) games where there's been some snowfall but it's largely melted. Those familiar with the spring landscape in eastern Europe will know what I mean - you get patches of snow in the shady hollows, along roadsides or on the northe...