Many regular skirmishers had been trained to form hedgehogs of 4 or more men if attacked by horse. They had been flexible enough to do them fast. A compact line was not so mobile. The 2 – 3 men at the flank being in general able to turn 90° fast too. But under attack from side and back ……A deadly attack was the back slash from the rider t…[Read more]0
You can use the Wars of Religion Infantry Regiment for English infantry. The Italian war horse is good for the cavalry.0
invisible officer replied to the topic Landsknecht army, which miniatures do you use for cavalry? in the forum Pike & Shotte 1 week, 4 days ago
Unfortunately not. The armor around 1525 was very different from the Rose war one, esp. the helmets.
But there is a warlord series that fits, the wars of religion gensdarmes. And the mtd. Arquebusuiers too.0
Well, a good sipplement with a lot of work but hardly making BA into a true flavour WW I game. Creeping barrage and bombing infantry tactics dominated the war 1917/18 so much that the BA based rules will not have the feeling.
It was not just a war of other dress, less tanks and with gas.
The MP 18 is iconic, it should have pistol range a…[Read more]0
You do a common mistake. There was not just one Rifle grenade type. Wehrmacht even had a propaganda amo to send printed propaganda stuff to Allied trenches.
The German AT Rifle Grenade was not the same as the HE anti infantry Rifle Grenade. It was a shaped charge amo. The Raketen Panzer Büchse / Panzerschreck amo was not just an enl…[Read more]0
Another example of the “strange scales” politics of Warlord. Like with the ships old gamers (like me) have allready “some” armies. In ACW I have large 1/300 forces and also some regiments in 28mm. My need for 13,5 mm is ………..0
The one man killed rule is OK for most of these weapons.
Panzerfaust 150 had in 45 an optional “Splitterring” that produced a rain of splinters but most had nothing like that. But the shaped charge effect produced splinters from stones and concrete so it was not nice to be in the area……….0
To say that battalion squares are not used at all in 1700 would be wrong. For example the Bavarian regulations of 1680 has squares of different sizes, from brigade down to battalion. Funny thing, it was oval, not square.
Solid squares are often found in 18th century and some hollow ones are trained too. The movement by tactical “divisions”…[Read more]0
With 36 men I think you refer to the LCV . A look in the contemporary ONI 226 handbook shows it had no armor at all. The fuel tank was under the pilots position. Those with Diesel engines may be safe, those with gasoline – boom or burning.
Real world Riflemen are deadly, for example the typical German K98 user in Normandie had SMK rounds to f…[Read more]0
There is the usual gap between history and simple game rules.
Can aircraft attack a ship prorected by a smokescreen? Surely not if the ship is not moving like Tirpitz in Norway. Smoke dischargers at the coast and on pontoons produced a Screen that made the RN and RAF attackers blind.
A moving ship will not be in such a thick screen. S…[Read more]0
The Rifle Grenade is fired by a small arm but can hardly be classed as a typical small arm amo. Explosive load in HE was normally much less than in a Hand grenade but enough to produce a lot of splinters.
And there also existed hollow charge rounds. Intended against armored vehicles.
So historically a rifle grenade could hurt armored ve…[Read more]0
With DAK Motorbicycle units are a must. And naturally no German horse there, not like in Europe. There more cavalry served than Kradschützen.
In fact the heavy German BMW and Zündap are great, even 2020 – On streets. Pure fun to drive, or in sidecar. But even in European countryside not nice to move away from street. In Africa’s dunes it was…[Read more]0
It’s a classic tabletop problem. You see everything so recce is not really necessary.
The Kradschützen had been recce units, most serving with the Panzer units. Moving as fast but also able to dismount infantry for supporting the tanks. The problem was the bad ratio of sidecar bikes between driver and infantry dismounting, 1 to 2. So most uni…[Read more]0
invisible officer replied to the topic Looking for help with positioning of equipment on British Airborne models in the forum Bolt Action 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Well, not everything is possible. The Webbing Pattern 37 web Equipment has some parts that fit only to special others.
That link brings you to a page with the regulations.
But the basic is cast on the miniature anyway. Belts and amo pouches are there.
Officers rarely wore the…[Read more]0
For weight reasons Napoleonic land based field guns had been made Brom bronze. Some older iron guns got used , in, 1812 a few old iron field guns got used in Prussia with rear units. Fortress guns are often iron, the weight being not important. In general an iron gun of same calibre was cheaper but heavier.
Navy guns are mostly iron too, n…[Read more]0
Lol. For reasons like that the ring was attached, it’s a barbed wire holder. It worked but was not fitted to later vehicles.
Modellers would have a closer look at the back. The later ones had a stronger construction for heavier tows. And for those with hydraulic breaks a pump was added, easy seen is the big air drum over the coupling on the…[Read more]0
No, that device was a metal ring. Just a fraction of the SdKfz 10 had it.0
I guess that the pts of Essex class are influenced by number of ships available. With the few CV available in 41/42 they should be more expensive in a historical based game.
Well, my friends and I never care for points. Using historical OOB. Points systems all give just an illusion of ballanced game.0
Using historical OOB, not point based. Works only with close friends.0
Thank you for sharing how you do the remote gaming. One heart for that but you deserve many more for caring for the mothers.0
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