The name of its entry in the Japanese forces book is something of a giveaway.
“TYPE 97 CHI-HA MEDIUM TANK”. :p
It mostly seems to be a criterion of which slot it gets put in armour lists, and/or how it was used, and yes, the bizarrely named “damage value”.
Tank size occasionally crops up in some rules: like a tank ramming a building, or (fr…[Read more]
Each campaign book is a bit different. The early ones throw scenarios at you to pick and choose. Some campaign books present more balanced fights, while others tend to be a bit more historical you get what you get and good luck!.
Some later ones go for more a linked series feel, giving a very nice feel of events of the time. The very best on…[Read more]
Looks like some more Hungarian units incoming in the next Campaign book (Case Blue). Good, good.
I wouldn’t worry about that. It is just stuff like late war tanks or specialised troops should not be in early war lists. It wouldn’t make any sense to have the end war high tech stuff steamrolling over 1941 opponents. You can always avoid even these few restrictions if you go down the generic reinforced platoon rule that can include pretty m…[Read more]
The new units in the Budapest book can be used in the Theatre Selectors in the Italy and Axis book, but some can only be used in later war ones.
It’s a good book, gives you some nice options.
3 new theatre selectors too:
Carpathian Mountains Border Guards Reinforced Platoon
Assault Artillery Battery Armoured Platoon
Hungarian Armoured Field…[Read more]
You need the Italy and Axis book. The Budapest is scenarios plus a few new units.
Thanks Stuart. Replacing them with unarmed seems a bit silly. No pistols for you!
The German book has the option of a flamethrower team being repack with 2 one-shot weapons.
Now, it would seem from the rules that when the flamethrower is use in a one-shot way, the figure might still remain on the table. But unarmed (?) in this case.
Alternatively, I could see how the rules for depleted flamethrowers means the figure is…[Read more]
Yes, I have based my Napoleonic light horse with 4 horses, 5 for heavy so you can immediately see what is what. For ACW 4 seems good.
Thanks Al. So when you did the ACW at 3 bases, did you use 3 bases for cavalry too? How about artillery, did you go 1 or 2 bases per “unit”?
Yes, another questions about frontages..
According to the new “epic” booklet, atypical cavalry unit would have a smaller frontage than a standard infantry unit. (3 bases to 4). I thought the idea of BP was to ideally have units with matching frontages? (Otherwise what happens when 2 cavalry hit 1 infantry’s front… seems to have a game effect…[Read more]
SteveT replied to the topic Is this an error in Black Powder Albion Triumphant Vol 2? in the forum Black Powder 3 months ago
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Page 121 French Army design list
In the cavalry brigade box it says both of these things, which I think contradict each other?
(1) Note: all regiments in a brigade must be the same class i.e. medium or light.
(2) Note: up to half of all regiments in a brigade must be Line Light
In my understanding it means if I choose to have 2 regiments in…[Read more]
It occurred to me that if bases were mounted so that one strip could be removed , 2 bases would be able to make a perfect square…
Cheers. I had wondered about keeping 1 strip removable , that would allow even 2 bases to make a square..
In Epic , how are people handling units going into squares that have less than 3 strips?
For anyone who might be having similar problems, the best approach I found was black undercoat, then blocking colours on afterwards.
Results were quite acceptable even to a critical like me.
I got some Napoleonic Epics and tried painting them. But found my eyes could not cope. I tried using a 1.75 x magnifier and still hard. They just don’t look right, what details I painted become so small as to just merge into a mess.
I used to paint 6mm and those seemed easier — I think its because Epic scale is small but still large enough to de…[Read more]
I am toying with the idea of getting the Epic scale Napoleonic.
Looking at the standard way they supply infantry I cannot really see how they would form squares, or allow many changes in formations such as line vs column unless each regiment was made of many bases. I read some people cut each strip of infantry in half. Is that realistic? I…[Read more]
From the rule book:
“Units inside transports cannot be influenced by beneficial friendly rules either, such as the morale bonus or ‘You men snap to action’ ability of an officer near the vehicle.
Officers and other HQ units can potentially ride in vehicles, and as a general rule, their special abilities do not work while they are being tra…[Read more]
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