Jacob Carter


  • Yes to both questions, since the flamethrower is at point blank it always applies +1; however it also will apply long range at 3”-6” for -1

    Effectively you will role 2s up to 3” and 3s up to 6”, so long as you don’t have other modifiers.  Pistols should also follow this method

  • Correct, only the para infantry section benefits from this rule. Teams, officers, artillery, etc do not receive the stubborn rule.

  • No that is not correct.

    pg 83 para 3 “resolve each order (including the officers original order) in turn, finishing each unit’s action before going on to the next, in any sequence you like.”

    Unless there’s something in FAQ I’m missing; You’re friend should have activated a single unit, resolved close combat, destroyed the loser as necessary,…[Read more]

  • The correct method should be roll to hit, roll for damage (6+), then roll on damage table to see what happens.

    Soft skins will never roll for superficial damage since that’s for armored vehicles only, also you do not apply the modifiers for shooting at sides and rear to soft skins

    Hope this helps!

  • I think main reason would be value, if you buy the 251 upgrade you’re paying £5.99 and only get 2 guys and a mortar that you have to convert from medium into a light mortar.  With the DAK he’d be paying £6.00 get what he wants and be able to make 4 additional infantry that’ll be unique.

    Though thanks for making me aware of that kits existenc…[Read more]

  • Ah lol, didn’t realize that was the only thing you needed.  From the looks of it DAK is the only set that has it.  You could get a single sprue and make the mortar, plus a few unique rifleman or MG team; never hurts to add extra variation to your army

    Here’s a link to buy a single sprue if that’s what you’d need to get it done

    htt…[Read more]

  • Have you kept the heads from German grenadiers or other sets?  If you have, just get the DAK set and paint the uniforms Feldgrau instead of tan.  I’m no historian but as far as I can tell the uniforms and gear are pretty much the same.  You won’t get any STG44s in the kit but if you’re like me you have enough already  🙂

    If you haven’t b…[Read more]

  • Here’s the video, a lot of his bashes include winter Germans, they seem to be one of the most versatile kits available

  • Best conversion method I’ve seen is from OnPointHQ where he makes plastic winter airborne.  He uses winter German bodies with US GI arms and heads with airborne gear.  The webbing won’t be 100% correct but at tabletop distance you won’t really know much of a difference.

  • I doubt you’ll find an exact answer since firefight doesn’t seem to be an “official” rule set.

    My guess is that you will have to roll to hit as with any other weapon.

    The D2 could mean any number of things; number of inches of the explosion radius, how many “shots” are taken, or even could be a typo for D3/1” template.  My best guess would be…[Read more]

  • I misspoke, what I meant is that there’s almost no reason to use the AoUS paratroopers if you are able to use the (Late War) paratroopers in a game didn’t actually mean that they “replace” the entries.  Specifically for the Market Garden book, using the Late War is going to be much better than using the basic paratroopers from AoUS with how rest…[Read more]

  • If you are building some Market Garden or later paratroopers, there is a dedicated squad build-up included with the Band of Brothers box that came out after the Armies of… book that covers the units you want to build.  It should take precedence since it’s the most recent unit build.

  • I’m pretty sure 1/48 is a lot closer to Bolt Actions infantry models scale than 1/56 is.  Tank crews always seem much smaller than the standard infantry but the pilot for the mustang was just a tiny bit larger than an infantry model.  It’s close enough that it doesn’t bother me as much as the tank scale.

    The model was a Airfix P51-D, I’ve al…[Read more]

  • Before you buy the metal kit, I’d recommend looking at the Flak 37 with transport option, if you don’t like working with metal models.  It’s the plastic kit which still works for Blitzkrieg, includes a transport, and the kit I received also included lumbers.  It’s a good option since you’ll have to get a sdkfz. 7 anyways if you want to move the gu…[Read more]

  • Looks good dude!  Here is a wrecked P51 I made by beating up a model kit then molding the ground beneath it.

  • I think it’s mainly because irl the rockets used by those weapons are shaped charges where most of the explosion is focused at the tip of the rocket.  These work by sending a jet of molten metal that is capable of penetrating armor at any range so long as you can hit the target.  I believe they have a small explosion radius so it’s not very good…[Read more]

  • You are actually not restricted in how many units are in your first wave, at least for the scenarios in the core book.  Reserves can consist of up to half your army but they can be smaller than that.  If you wanted you could get your entire army on the board turn 1.  Typically I wouldn’t recommend that since it’ll be more difficult to counte…[Read more]

  • I’m going to check when I get home, unless Master Chief can beat me to it.  I’m pretty sure that there is a rule where rolling a 1 on a wound or penetrating roll always counts as a fail no matter what AP value a weapon has.

  • One of the house rules I’ve been toying with about snipers is to remove the exceptional damage ability and replace it with a pinning mechanic somewhat similar to HE.  On a hit the unit receives d2 pins, wound is d3, and exceptional damage is d6.

    I think this can represent the immense fear a sniper could cause, since I believe there are stories of…[Read more]

  • I disagree, I think using a BAR instead of an LMG seriously reduces the effectiveness of a BOF squad since they need the highest number of shots at the longest possible range.  The BoF squads’ main purpose is to slow your enemy through either pins or area denial; and LMGs have a much larger board control than a BAR, while putting more shots on mo…[Read more]

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