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Batreps / Re: Battle of Wittenweier 1638...
Last post by fred. - Today at 12:54:22 PM
Yeah, if you can't tie the on table unit back to the army list it becomes tricky! Definitely more of a problem with some historical periods where there isn't much to tell units apart. 

I do try to get as many stats and special rules (and their explanations) on the army list - saves a lot of cross referencing - especially on games which give a standard list of weapon stats, that you have to cross reference against a unit. But as you say if you need to check core rules, then you are back to the rule book. 
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Rules / Re: What Was the Last Ruleset ...
Last post by Last Hussar - Today at 12:40:48 PM
Game of Chain of Command with Number One Son.
I've only played 2 or 3 times with Sunjester, before the Pandemic, so effectively new(ish). Not entirely comfortable - sure there are things I missed, and I kept forgetting that the attacker rolls only for prospective hits, and cover is on the defender's roll.

As it was a learning game we took a platoon (British - him v German - him) each and did a "meeting" scenario.

I did well in the pre-game manoeuvre, and had an entry point on his left flank. I was pleased when I used my CoC die to charge round his flank and catch a 'team' in the open, but less pleased when that meant he returned fire on my platoon that was in the open (because I had charged round his flank...)

On my left my half squad did well, catching a section from behind, effectively making them non-effective. However my centre section was shot to sh... pieces.

It was very static- two lines shooting at each other - but as a introduction to the game I'll let this go, I don't think we really set up properly. He's borrowed the rules as he is slowly getting his mates away from 40k

Me: "What's Bolt Action like."
Him: "WW2 40k."
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Batreps / Re: Battle of Wittenweier 1638...
Last post by Keraunos - Today at 02:16:45 AM
Quote from: fred. on Yesterday at 02:26:15 PMVery detailed battle report - good stuff!

I like the way you have constructed your units with fairly small bases on sabots. I went with 40mm squares with 3 of these making a unit, which works OK for standard pike and shot units, but is a bit limited for showing pike heavy or shot heavy units.

I do like the tags you are using to give stats on the units, might try something similar as I tend to print labels to go on the back of the units, and they tick a fair bit of time to type up and to stick on the bases. You say that you still had to look up various things without using the unit cards - would an army list for each side provide the balance between key info on the bases, and then the list to give those extra details?

Fred, on your question about an army list, yes, absolutely.  My son helpfully printed out army lists.  Unfortunately I forgot the little number tags to link unit on table to row on army list, which introduced a wholly unnecessary opportunity for error and delay.  However, even if this problem had been avoided, I think we might still have had need for the rule book as the battle had a very different character to any we have fought before and presented us with questions we had not had to answer.

On the use of small bases aggregated onto a larger sabot, this is something I carried over from earlier experience with ancient armies where I wanted to be able to use figures for different rule systems without having to do a massive rebasing exercise, or paint multiple armies on different basing arrangements.  It does give flexibility to turn regiments into tercios, when these are needed, by putting figures for two regiments on one sabot.  I havn't fielded Swedish Brigades yet as I'm still testing out the optimal arrangement of small bases for these.  Here is an earlier post I did which looks at basing in more detail.
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Batreps / Re: Battle of Wittenweier 1638...
Last post by Duke Speedy of Leighton - Yesterday at 10:51:15 PM
Superb
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Chat & News / Re: Blather, Waffle and Poppyc...
Last post by Duke Speedy of Leighton - Yesterday at 10:49:52 PM
I've just been gifted a friend's 10mm French Guard division for Napoleonics.

Needs a couple more lancer units and a rebate, but...

Muhahahahaha
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Rules / Re: What Was the Last Ruleset ...
Last post by Martin1914 - Yesterday at 09:46:03 PM
1) What ruleset did you use in your last game? - Duel of Aces
2) What armies were confronted? - RFC (6 Camels: 2 Aces, 3 Regular 1 Green pilot) vs German Imperial Air Service (3 Albatros: 2 Aces, 1 Green pilot)
3) Did you feel comfortable with the ruleset? - Yes
4) and... was this the first time you used this ruleset? - No, but it's been a while since we last played, and we introduced more aspects of the game.
5) How many players were in the game? - 2
6) What went well? - Enjoyable game for both players. For the Brits destroying the balloon on the very first pass! Then being able to gang up on the Germans
7) What could have been improved? - German tactics. They chose to go for the Brit top cover aces first and then ran out of ammo with only one kill. They had to get out of 'Dodge' protecting the newbie.

Result: RFC win. Brit losses: 1 Ace. German losses: Balloon and 1 Ace.
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Chat & News / Re: Blather, Waffle and Poppyc...
Last post by Orcs - Yesterday at 09:17:10 PM
Quote from: Last Hussar link=msg=364986 date=1721577071

Assoon as I have finished with this wench. And that one. And those over there...
/quote]

You have a wonderful imagination LH  ;D
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Chat & News / Re: Blather, Waffle and Poppyc...
Last post by fsn - Yesterday at 07:45:20 PM


Good grief! This is terrible! My nightmare realised!
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Chat & News / Re: Blather, Waffle and Poppyc...
Last post by fsn - Yesterday at 06:13:37 PM
:D Ah! My intention is not to importune the courage or skill of the Hussar; but my poor painting skills are insufficient to do these noble soldiers justice. 

However, if you insist, you may call upon my seconds at any time.

I shall, of course, be at an airport wearing a false beard and eye patch. 
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Chat & News / Re: Blather, Waffle and Poppyc...
Last post by Last Hussar - Yesterday at 04:51:11 PM
Quote[Definitely no hussars

You are a  bounder. I will see you in a duel.

Assoon as I have finished with this wench. And that one. And those over there...
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