Nuclear Weapons.

Started by Lord Kermit of Birkenhead, 03 June 2022, 12:36:33 PM

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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

This something I knock up a while ago - it should be used in a very restricted way and cost huge points.

Nuclear Weapons.

Delivery System                             Radius
                   Primary Zone   Secondary Zone   Tertiary Zone
Artillery            12.5 cm (250m)   25cm (500m)   50cm(1000m)
Rockets and Aircraft   25cm(500m)   50cm(1000m)   100cm(2000m)
Neutron Enhanced Bomb   37.5cm(750m)   50cm(1000m)   75cm(1500m)

Effects –

Primary Zone – All elements destroyed. All woods and built areas are on fire.

Secondary Zone - Attack all elements with 10 D6, on + 2. (So in heavy cover hit on 4+). All domestic structures* are destroyed, and woods blown down.

Tertiary Zone – Attack all elements with 10 D6 on +1. Trees are blown down.

Roads in built areas and woods in the secondary areas and woods in the tertiary zone are rendered impassable.


Sorry about the poor format - word won't translate stuff well.

Source is primarilly "How to Make War" by Jim Dunnigan publised in the early 1980's.
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Smartbomb

I mean, this is a less destructive way of rage quitting than sweeping everything off the table.  :)

Big Insect

 :D  :D  :D

There is an Optional Rule for Tactical Nuclear weapons due out shortly.
But to be honest this is really beyond the scope of the table-top game  :)
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QuoteThere is an Optional Rule for Tactical Nuclear weapons due out shortly.
Pour lighter fluid over the entire table, stand well back and light a match?
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paulr

Nuclear Weapons.

Delivery System    Radius
Primary Zone Secondary Zone Tertiary Zone
Artillery12.5 cm (250m)25cm (500m)50cm(1000m)
Rockets and Aircraft 25cm(500m)50cm(1000m)100cm(2000m)
Neutron Enhanced Bomb  37.5cm(750m)50cm(1000m)75cm(1500m)
                         
The above is a bit more readable

Many many years ago in Christchurch there was a guy who used a human wave Chinese 'modern' army that no one could kill fast enough to win against. For many months people suggested he change his army to make the games more interesting. He wasn't interested and 'enjoyed winning'.

I one game a US player deployed a single jeep against him and after a few turns of him advancing 'thousands' of infantry stands the US FAC successfully called in the air support, a single B52 with only one bomb...
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Lord Speedy of Leighton

The original Flames of War list for Late War Pacific Americans, after they got fed up with being nagged for it, was 1 x B29 (one quad.50cal tail gun, one nuke), which cost 1250 points.
People complained that they played 1750 for Late War, so two unarmed observer B29s were optional extras at 250 points each.

The rules were simple...
Fly over the table, drop bonb, remove table and 9 nearest neighbouring tables.
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Ithoriel

The was an SPI game, I think, set in a Cold War Gone Hot world which had a nuclear war scenario.
Basically
Set up the game.
Pour lighter fluid over map.
Light the fluid

WARNING: This scenario can only be played once!

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Norm

Caesium-137 is carried 100 miles downwind and contaminates all soil ...... and destroys all other wargame tables in that wake!

Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

Quote from: paulr on 03 June 2022, 08:06:09 PMNuclear Weapons.

Delivery System    Radius
Primary Zone Secondary Zone Tertiary Zone
Artillery12.5 cm (250m)25cm (500m)50cm(1000m)
Rockets and Aircraft 25cm(500m)50cm(1000m)100cm(2000m)
Neutron Enhanced Bomb  37.5cm(750m)50cm(1000m)75cm(1500m)
                         
The above is a bit more readable

Many many years ago in Christchurch there was a guy who used a human wave Chinese 'modern' army that no one could kill fast enough to win against. For many months people suggested he change his army to make the games more interesting. He wasn't interested and 'enjoyed winning'.

I one game a US player deployed a single jeep against him and after a few turns of him advancing 'thousands' of infantry stands the US FAC successfully called in the air support, a single B52 with only one bomb...

Thanks Paul
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Ben Waterhouse

Well that was a cheery read... :)
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Big Insect

Quote from: Ben Waterhouse on 04 June 2022, 10:10:33 AMWell that was a cheery read... :)

Absolutely  :)  let us not get onto persistent nerve agents !!!

I knew a chap who's cat had ceremonially pee'd in a box of soldiers, and he insisted on continuing to play with them, despite all of our protestations.
They were beautifully painted however - so I think in the end he sold them on a Bring & Buy as a show.
It puts a whole new perspective on the idea of "soiled goods"!

Boom boom!
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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

Only seen gas used once, by Gordon. It worked for me rather than him. He was VDV and I was using a US airmobile brigade dug in. I lost 1 element, a battalion CO, he lost 7-8 and in effect pinned himself.
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paulr

I've only seen persistent chemicals used once

It was in a multi-player multi-day game. I'd ordered a battalion of Challengers to take up hull down positions on a hill covering a minefield which was just west of a river where we expected the Soviets to mount a major crossing operation. They were surprised to get across the river unopposed. But then discovered the marked minefield and maneuvered around it, presenting their flanks to the Challengers. After they had lost most of two regiments someone survived long enough far enough forward enough to locate the Challengers. The very frustrated Soviets called in Persist Chemical weapons on the Challenges position forcing them to redeploy.

If tactical nukes had been an option the Soviet players were in the mood to use them
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