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26 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:55 am

Right, I can do 1161 points. However! If we're both using the Last Levy list, you'll need two units of volkssturm. I've got units that are 67 points each (to keep units the same cos it'll be easier...) so could lend you two to give you a legal list. That would leave me at just over 1000 points.

So would need to borrow stuff to get to 1500, but I don't know if you've got enough for that.

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27 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:58 am

In the generic german list with all my stuff it comes in at 2800 points. That includes 4 tanks though

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28 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:32 pm

I'll PM you, don't want to give the allies too much warning.

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29 Re: Christmas fun day! on Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:42 am

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I wouldn't worry too much about us coordinating against you. We're already gearing up to fight each other after you've surrendered.

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30 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:35 am

So, thinking about the scenario...

It'll be a long table, but the attackers only have to reach the middle, so that's the equivalent of crossing the width of a normal table. Probably ok in a 6/7 turn game.

Attacking is still hard though, and defenders are going to be well dug in with all the buildings.

Pete suggested that the allies get reinforcements, so how about this - any allied unit wiped out can come back on as reinforcements (this could include everything or just infantry). That means they can also outflank, but they come on via a random table edge, and still need to pass an orders test to come on.
All reinforcements are regular.

The allied players can choose to remove a unit before it's wiped out (so the germans can't reduce a squad to two men then stop targeting it so it can't come back on) but they have to do that as the unit's activation (so they waste a die taking the unit off).

And I think we've settled on the idea of using a dawn attack thing - so we start with night fight rules and roll for the sun to come up.

Does that sound right?

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31 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:53 am

How about they can take the unit off as long as it is below half strength?

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32 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:02 am

That makes sense.

I suspect Wes will have his starting forces be Veterans anyway, so them coming back as Regulars isn't a great incentive, but some of Kieron's may be inexperienced. Do we make them come back as inexperienced?

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33 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:04 am

Yes!

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34 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:14 am

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To be honest, I think that night fighting and a preliminary bombardment should make things fine without reinforcements. The bombardment could be guaranteed rather than rolled for, as attack when that fails always sucks.

When we win, I don't want reinforcements giving you an automatic 'game void' excuse. And if I'm going to lose, I'd prefer to not spend all next year with you two banging on about how we had more men, and you still won. Smile

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35 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:19 am

It'd not permanent night. It's the dawn rules where you roll each turn to see if the sun comes up.

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36 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:32 am

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That's fine for me though. Combined with a bombardment, the early night turn will prevent you simply pounding us from a distance. There's a good chance the buildings will work against your sight lines too. If it goes light early, we're in trouble, if it stays dark for longer, we'll be able to advance more easily. As Mat said, the distance is no greater than for a normal game.

Also, having an infantry unit come on the table edge on turn 4 won't help much.

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37 Re: Christmas fun day! on Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:42 pm

Very well! We can always play it by ear I suppose. If you're really sucking we can take pity on you.

I am hoping for lines of sight to be severely blocked apart from a few empty streets with only very minimal cover. Creeping through buildings is probably the way forward.

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38 Re: Christmas fun day! on Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:25 pm

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Do you want to wait until after Christmas then? Or abandon the idea?

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39 Re: Christmas fun day! on Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:07 pm

Err it was always going to be after Xmas! Have I missed something?!

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40 Re: Christmas fun day! on Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:24 pm

Kieron wrote:Do you want to wait until after Christmas then? Or abandon the idea?

Eh?

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41 Re: Christmas fun day! on Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:39 pm

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Never one to pass up on the theme of going to the wrong address, whilst drunk last night I seem to have posted my response to Matt in the 'lets go and see Star Wars' thread here. Smile

At least this won't ever be mentioned again...

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42 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:04 am

Wrong house, wrong thread! Crikey!

Kierwrong strikes again!

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43 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:57 am

In other drunkeness news, it was our works xmas do last night. Wes was meant to be in work today (I'm not as I'm not crazy), but he requested the day as holiday at 1:15pm today, whilst still in bed.

It's possible the at least seven tequilas he had made some impact there. Remind me to show you a picture on Saturday night.

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44 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:06 am

Put the picture on here!

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45 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:22 am

Please don't be putting any pictures on here!

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46 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:53 am

Spoil sport!

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47 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:26 am

Don't forget, Wes needs to pretend that none of this is happening. I might have it made into a t shirt though.

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48 Re: Christmas fun day! on Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:19 am

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I love the idea that Wes doesn't want the picture posted as he's embarrassed of us more than the picture itself.

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49 Re: Christmas fun day! on Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:34 am

So Wes and I were talking this lunchtime, and as usual there's no chance Wes will post anything on here in case the CIA figure out he's a wargamer so I'm doing it.

He pointed out that if we went to the pub for lunch during Xmas Fun Explosion 2015, we'll lose about 90 minutes or so of precious geeking time.

So could we get pizza delivered or something? It'll be a Tuesday so Domino's will probably have offers. And Pete will need to teach them where his house is anyway.

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50 Re: Christmas fun day! on Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:49 am

Also I have a game lined up for us to play in the afternoon, if there's time and no-one has anything they'd rather play. It's a WW2 game, so in-keeping with the theme.

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