FOW

the world that once was and its many conflicts from pre-historical through to more recent events with a grounding in reality
leopard
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Re: FOW

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Guesty wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:17 pm
Wben does the grey begin to get phased out for the yellow??? 1942?
I think so yes Eastern Front ones changed first and by 1943 it was official you use the yellow colour, but the start of the early period the grey works

Baldie
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Re: FOW

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Really enjoyed the game today, terrifying to face the green horde with the thin grey line.
Rest of the Stugs on painting table now.

Blimey I may even do the infantry.

Guesty
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Re: FOW

Post by Guesty »

Dont get ahead of yourself

leopard
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Re: FOW

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Picked up the Mid War period Soviet books now

4+ save Strelk, sorry "Rifle Battalion" :roll: don't like HMG

Baldie
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Re: FOW

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leopard wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Picked up the Mid War period Soviet books now

4+ save Strelk, sorry "Rifle Battalion" :roll: don't like HMG

Presume it was bloody

leopard
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Re: FOW

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Baldie wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:17 pm
leopard wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Picked up the Mid War period Soviet books now

4+ save Strelk, sorry "Rifle Battalion" :roll: don't like HMG

Presume it was bloody
Mistakes were made, in the end the final failure was a triplet of KV-1, two bailed, didn't remount and the survivor departed - that was about all I had left that was mobile - Called it as a victory for James at that point as he had a lot more mobile stuff than me and my only surviving infantry unit that wasn't crippled was holding home base.

mid war V4 Strelk are very different to V3 in how they play, V3 they would have hardly broke sweat rolling over him, the 4+ save is massive along with the inability to embed units and the ability for the enemy to pick out the specialists.

needs more thought, seriously miss the embedded pioneers

Conscript grade artillery needing a 6 to range in on troops in terrain didn't help - when they got the range they did the job - typically forcing Luftwaffe bods to fall back out of position.

oh yes and the terrain rules around hills appear to suck and blow, we went back to the V3 line of sight rules

leopard
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Re: FOW

Post by leopard »

Had a dig into the "Lessons from the Front" Errata & FAQ stuff

there is a specific change to note you go back to holding objectives at the start of your tur, i.e. the V3 method which makes a lot more sense

it also noted hills are "different" and use models eye view for line of sight, why they felt the need to take a line of sight system that worked and break it is beyond me

Baldie
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Re: FOW

Post by Baldie »

Def the save

3+ you feel they are invulnerable and happy to put in harms way, escpecially given their numbers

4+ I am hiding in a hole

Def want to work out a good inf force I have only faced a Canadian tank force with Strelk in V4 and it went badly.

Def need some practice.

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