A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

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A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Trailape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 am

Hi
In a recent game my opponent used two 5th Columnists to effectively shut down two of my four jump off points (JoPs),.. Including a KEEP!
I thought this was rather ‘Shabby’ but from what I can see there is nothing from the Germans buying 4 of these guys and effectively shutting down all for JoPs for a princely sum of 4 Support points!
Very unsporting chaps!
Am I missing something or is there a limit on 5th Column Shabby Nazi Tricksters?
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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Richard » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 am

It should be limited to one of each shabb trick. Otherwise it becomes rather worse than shabby.

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Archdukek » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 am

Hi Richard
Thanks for that clarification. I haven't been able to find any limit to the number of Franc-Tireurs which have a similar effect, which thanks to your recent answer, Scott can pick in retaliation! 😊
Are they also limited to only 1 per game?

While the impact in the first phase it's used is very dramatic, after that they will fail to stop you deploying and disappear 50% of the time. Effectively the same chance of disruption to your deployment as being under a Pre-game barrage for more cost and with a more localised effect. Useful, irritating but perhaps not as bad as feared. I've therefore allowed the French to select more than 1 if they want.

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Trailape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 am

Archdukek wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 am
Hi Richard
Thanks for that clarification. I haven't been able to find any limit to the number of Franc-Tireurs which have a similar effect, which thanks to your recent answer, Scott can pick in retaliation! 😊
Are they also limited to only 1 per game?
I would never do such shabbiness,... I actually refused to use the Franc (Fronc?) Tireurs in this battle actually as it would have been,.. well dash it all unsporting! Just not on I say! Be
Besides, I wanted to use points on other stuff.
While the impact in the first phase it's used is very dramatic, after that they will fail to stop you deploying and disappear 50% of the time. Effectively the same chance of disruption to your deployment as being under a Pre-game barrage for more cost and with a more localised effect. Useful, irritating but perhaps not as bad as feared. I've therefore allowed the French to select more than 1 if they want.

John
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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Trailape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:12 am

Richard wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 am
It should be limited to one of each shabb trick. Otherwise it becomes rather worse than shabby.
Very sensible and none too shabby :D
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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 am

Richard wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 am
It should be limited to one of each shabb trick. Otherwise it becomes rather worse than shabby.
There goes my plan to flood the table with nuns with guns!

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Fri May 03, 2019 7:55 am

Good job it was stopped* before it became a habit.

(* With a bang, rather than a wimple....)

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by poiter50 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am

On that note, are there any Nun figures with LMGs in 28mm or will I have to convert?
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 am
Richard wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 am
It should be limited to one of each shabb trick. Otherwise it becomes rather worse than shabby.
There goes my plan to flood the table with nuns with guns!

:mrgreen:

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by Truscott Trotter » Fri May 03, 2019 11:42 am

Not LMGs but smgs so you would need to convert

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Re: A sea of 5th Columnists! Oh My!

Post by poiter50 » Fri May 03, 2019 2:45 pm

From? The only ones I have seen are the Warlord ones with either a pistol or a potato masher grenade.

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