Airborne drops and beach landings

Moderators: Vis Bellica, Laffe, DCRBrown

Sincilbanks
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Sincilbanks »

MortuusSum wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:39 am
Sincilbanks wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:10 am
MortuusSum wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:33 pm


I don't know if you're deliberately referencing it, but this is the actual rule for airborne infantry drops in Dirtside 2. I haven't played it for lack of any friends with an interest, but that rule stuck with me after I read it.
I was actually referencing Phil Barkers 1925-1950 WRG rules although I think the height was a bit less than the one I specified if memory serves. That and the fact that WWII para drops were notoriously difficult to pull off with any accuracy
At the risk of nesting these quote blocks to an untenable level, I'll just say that you've clearly got me beat in terms of breadth and depth of wargaming knowledge. And thanks for telling me where it's from, I'll have to give Barker's rules a Google!
I think that is very unlikely that I have you beat, the only reason I remember is that I played those rules to death back in the day and it struck me as hilarious at the time...

Gun-Pit Paul
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 8:41 am

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Gun-Pit Paul »

I think it is the same rule as in FFT3

User avatar
Vanth
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Location: Paciano (PG), Italy
Contact:

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Vanth »

And for glider borne infantry, stand a couple of meters away from the table and launch a paper plane on it for each glider you have: if they fail to land on the table they are lost
Vanth
"...there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in thyne philosophy..."

Sincilbanks
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Sincilbanks »

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:45 am
Played em back in early 70's dunno if they have stood the test of time however
I think the whole "I go, you go" turn sequence is all a bit old hat nowadays

dakkadakka
Posts: 126
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:44 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by dakkadakka »

I’m really interested in running the air assault on the Orne River and Caen Canal bridges by Major Howard’s Ox and Bucks. I know the coup de main operation itself was less than battalion strength (six gliders, each with a platoon, if memory serves); but, perhaps I could have a couple companies of either the 6th Airbourne or Lovat’s commandos to come in as reserves.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Jim

User avatar
Truscott Trotter
Posts: 8129
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:11 pm
Location: Tasmania the Southernmost CoC in the world

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Truscott Trotter »

Sincilbanks wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:03 pm
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:45 am
Played em back in early 70's dunno if they have stood the test of time however
I think the whole "I go, you go" turn sequence is all a bit old hat nowadays
And the lack of force moral or victory conditions etc.

Sincilbanks
Posts: 45
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Sincilbanks »

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:36 pm
Sincilbanks wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:03 pm
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:45 am
Played em back in early 70's dunno if they have stood the test of time however
I think the whole "I go, you go" turn sequence is all a bit old hat nowadays
And the lack of force moral or victory conditions etc.
Agreed, although I suspect Phil would have expected the players to do the victory conditions etc for themselves back in the day based on a scenario they'd created themselves

User avatar
Truscott Trotter
Posts: 8129
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:11 pm
Location: Tasmania the Southernmost CoC in the world

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Truscott Trotter »

Indeed he would have and woe betide anyone that questioned the concept. Same with force organizations.

Tomm
Posts: 224
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:58 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by Tomm »

It is of relevant to my interests on the Eastern Front, as I'm working on a Belov PSC, and both partisan and paratroop options should be available there as well as the 1st Guards Cavalry Corps

kyhamm
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:06 pm

Re: Airborne drops and beach landings

Post by kyhamm »

dakkadakka wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:15 pm
I’m really interested in running the air assault on the Orne River and Caen Canal bridges by Major Howard’s Ox and Bucks. I know the coup de main operation itself was less than battalion strength (six gliders, each with a platoon, if memory serves); but, perhaps I could have a couple companies of either the 6th Airbourne or Lovat’s commandos to come in as reserves.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Jim
could add a couple reinforcement platoons to get the glider assault up to strength.

Post Reply