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  • #82957
    JozisTinMan
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    March 22, 1918 and a battered British platoon struggles to slow the Boche horde.  A fairly blow by blow example of the game mechanics and how they work with lots of pictures.

    Enjoy!

    https://jozistinman.blogspot.com/2018/01/trench-hammer-game-mechanic-demo.html

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    #82958
    kyoteblue
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    Good explanation of the rules. I hope to get them from Ivan sometime soon.

    #82959
    JozisTinMan
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    Great!  I hope it helps.  Took me 8 times longer to write it up than to play it…  I hope he gets them to you soon.

     

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    #82960
    kyoteblue
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    Me too! I have tons of painted WW1 figures for FOW Great War all ready to go.

    #84145
    kyoteblue
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    Got the TrenchHammer rules in today, thanks!

    #84314
    kyoteblue
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    Did my first read threw, I’m using 15 mm figures based for FOW Great War, so 4 figures per base for infantry and 3 figures per base for Light MG’s Leaders/Officers 3 figures on a small base.  Will those work?

    It looks like it plays on a 2×2 board?

    I’ll get troops and terrain out and when I do get to try a walkthrough I’ll take and post pics to my Facebook page.

    Thanks again, Guys!

    #84349
    JozisTinMan
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    No problem! Your basing should work fine, you just need a way to track hits on squads, there is no removal until the squad is combat ineffective. I’d go with two of your FOW based per squad, so your figurecratio is about 1:1.

    I use dice for convenience to track hits, but have some casualty figures I need to paint up.

    2×2 with lots of terrain, should be fine. My play area is about 2.5 feet wide on my blog.

     

    let us know how you get on and tinker away with them!

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    #84468
    kyoteblue
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    How would you suggest doing French for Trench Hammer?

    #84605
    JozisTinMan
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    Sorry just saw this, i’ll Have to noodle it some.  I have some notes at home for late 1917 – October 1918 French.  Will get back to you.

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    #84616
    kyoteblue
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    I have more painted and based French than I do Brits.

     

    #84693
    JozisTinMan
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    Ok, here we s my stab at the French. I am interested in doing them myself and eventually.  My limited understanding was the platoon leader could shuffle troops around sections as needed, ie concentrate his rifle grenade launchers.

    Here’s how I would do it, if we are lucky someone with better knowledge will chime in.

     

    April 1916 – October 1917

    1 bombing squad

    1 chauchat squad (as Lewis squad)

    2 rifle squads with additional option for rifle grenade attack with D3 damage

     

    October 1917-October 1918

    2 x bombing squads

    2 x chauchat / gl squads, which may fire as a Lewis Section OR a gl   Section. Don’t forget that rifle grenades ignore overhead cover, but do d6-1 damage while the chauchet gets the -1 to hit, so depends on your tactical situation

     

    how does that sound?

     

     

     

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    #84708
    kyoteblue
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    I’ll give it a shot, thanks!

    #84878
    kyoteblue
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    I posted a couple of pictures of my set up on my Facebook page. Er, I’m the only Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma if you look for it.

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