CoC FAQ

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Yes the rifle grenadier teams can be very unpleasant, especially if you stand still under their bombardment. Better to keep moving to reduce the number of dice they roll. They also become a popular target for off-table mortar barrages in our games.
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another sign of the CoC quality - rules work exactly representing what the real counterparts achieved....
best infantry support

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Hi Monty,

I wonder if you would like to add the Order of Play to the errata/FAQ.

John

Game Start Order
1. Place Patrol Markers and make free moves, if any
2. Dice for Force Morale
3. Play Patrol Phase
4. Place JOP's
5. Dice for and select supports
6. Place fixed defenses.
7. Adjust Engineer section/squad if any selected
8. Throw Command Dice

note: entrenchments are placed when the team deploys

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All,
This question is concerning the Soviet-like squads, which are considered the smallest tactical unit. Playing a lot of Soviets lately, Winter Storm series, I went back to FAQ and notice a few things I completely forgot about playing the Soviets. In particular, "They activate only on a Command Dice roll of 2.".

Can someone explain this? Does it mean no "3" to activate? :?:

Thanks.
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A 3 activates the JL, who can in turn use his Command Initiatives to make the squad do something (unless he's wounded or killed, of course).

The distinction for Soviets is that in most respects the infantry squad operates as a single team (which would normally activate on a roll of 1), but because this would disproportionately punish Soviet support teams, the infantry squads instead activate on a 2. Mostly, it means that the Soviets have to work harder to do stuff like fire-and-maneuver within a single squad, as it forces the JL to burn a Command Initiative to create separate LMG and rifle teams. This reflects the doctrinal difference in the organization and training of the Red Army, where fire-and-maneuver was done at the platoon level rather than the squad level.

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Greg,
No squad of any nationality activates on a '3'. Junior Leaders in charge of squads, including Soviet ones, activate on a 3 and can use their Command Initiatiaves to activate the squads and teams under their control.
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Weird...just posted a repose to Munin...and got lost...

Okay, so I understand the "3" w/Jr ldr and the "2" w/o for the squad...same as regular play. The "1" makes sense if the Jr Ldr uses ones of his initiatives to establish a sub-group...then that group/team can activate on a "1".

The verbiage in FAQ was a little hard to decipher.

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New from Rich on Facebook re double 6's

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1444501 ... ent_follow

"Lardy Rich: If we ever do CoC v2, 6d6 will be limited to a tiny handful of troops like the LRDG. Nobody else."

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That's not really about double 6's....its about 6d6 command dice (which does have the effect of making double 6's more likely!).

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Any chance of posting the new FAQ here?

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