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  • in reply to: Squadhammer and Laserstorm #145574
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Aye, not exclusively but I am working on it yes πŸ™‚

    This has changed many many times over the months but the structure nailed down now, so I think I can talk about it a bit more:

    The format will be a step-by-step list of selecting unit class, mobility type, then assigning offensive and defensive factors. Basically, all the player has to do is move down the list and make a pick at each step.

    For offensive factors, a unit card will have 1-3 lines for each attack form it has. F.x. an infantry squad might have two attack forms (rifles and RPG). The player builds each of those and in battle, you can fire either at any given time.
    Defensive factors will include units being classified by hard/soft armor types (which weapons can be tagged against) and “HP” capability.

    I’d have to go check but I believe 6 movement types are included and you’ll be able to create things like gun-emplacements as well.

    10-15 Traits are included. These are permanent upgrades or abilities that always are in effect.

    10-15 Powers are included. These can be fuelled with energy (tracked with a die by the unit), require a roll or both. When you build the unit, you’ll select a limitation (roll, energy cost or single-use).

    (The current number is 12 traits and 11 powers, but another few might sneak in)

    The whole system is aimed at Core/Peoples first and foremost, and made to be expandable later on. It will also include licensing so you can create units and publish them.

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    in reply to: Change? That sounds like effort and.. #143379
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Though a title like Burning Sands would certainly get me to consider adding some desert’y stuff or at least a cactus!

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    in reply to: Squadhammer and Laserstorm #143234
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Cheers

    Laserstorm is progressing. Updated unit construction that should be a bit less awkward and integration of aerial options. The guy is working on it part time, so it’s going in the pace it’s going, but I’ve seen the updated version.
    I might see if I can snip out the air rules for sharing, while work is progressing. I dont think they should be too interdependent on other mechanics.

    The gentleman that the Squadhammer unit builder was farmed out to ran into difficulties with it, so I’ll be trying to finish it up myself once Renegade Scout 2 is done here in a couple of days.

    I hope that helps. I realize its been a long wait, but being a one-man show only has so many hours in the day and expanding out has its challenges as well πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Kingdom of Jerusalem Project Complete #142071
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I dig some Hollywood medievals and your army looks gorgeous.

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    in reply to: Knighted pyke and sworde ?? #141484
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    If you can find saxons in mail shirts, they might be able to stand in.
    The Khurasan Saxons are quite nice and could do double duty for a lot of dark age troops i think.

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    in reply to: Knighted pyke and sworde ?? #141482
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Could you repurpose crusade-era muslim armies for it? Those are a lot easier to find I should think.

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    in reply to: Knyghte pyke sworde challenge! #141255
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Awesome. Wearing a mask will prevent you from turning Saxon πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: My Blog “Five Leagues In Glorantha” #141205
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Definitely had a lucky run but after the fight with the wolves, you 100% deserved it.

    I hope you enjoyed the adventure.

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    in reply to: Five Parsecs: Bug Hunt [Questions] #141058
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Cheers mate.

    Its intended you replace main characters up to 3, if you want an on-going campaign. If youprefer to see how long the “tv season lasts”, once they go they are gone.

    For the game turn, it’s not official, but I absolutely allow a character to delay if desired. I do say it must be chosen at the time you place the die.

    The spotting rules assume you are playing in a cramped cargo bay, starship and that its dramatically dark, the critters are sneaking etc.
    You can double it if you want to fight in an open space.

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    in reply to: Hammer of Democracy – Orders #140964
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Agreed, use the rules as written. The army building process has options to mess with it for that reason πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Hammer of Democracy – Orders #140944
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Cheers.
    As the command roll for regulars is 2D6, pick high, you will generally have a decent number of activations.
    One of the factors that is “hidden” a bit in the mechanics is getting troops pushed forward into positions quickly. As units shoot back in a fire fight, you want to get close enough where that will happen.
    Likewise, you want to “offload” a lot of your heavy weapons to the Support points if possible.

    If you wanted to simulate a planned BIG PUSH, give each player 1-2 tokens they can use, which automatically gives you a 6 for the command roll.

    Self-ordering means the unit can order itself, without using a command point. Some upgrades grant this either conditionally or freely.
    The general upgrade is “Leader” (representing a squad with a particularly motivated and talented squad leader) which lets the unit always activate.
    Others are conditional. F.x. Commandos can always take the Move Out action without needing a command point.

    There is a game reference sheet in the back, though it looks pretty rough. I’ve been meaning to get a new one done by someone with better talent for that sort of thing than I πŸ™‚

    You should be fine with micro-armor.

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    in reply to: Tutorial: simple wounded markers #140681
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Nice and simple!

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    in reply to: Warhammer Vietnam Variant? #140501
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Didn’t see that. I recall two WW2 hacks for 3rd edition though. If you do find it, I’d be curious to see it.

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    in reply to: Takeda vs. Uesugi—a skirmish in Japan #140274
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    That’s a brutal fight to the last shot and the last man (almost).
    Leaving the figures lying around by the river adds a cinematic flair.

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    in reply to: Squad Hammer Damage Variant? #139913
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Don’t think so specifically ? Maybe a variation of the “Panic” option in the Options Pack ?

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    in reply to: Whats you favorite “Unpopular” Rule Set? #139911
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    For some stupid reason, I never realized Fantasy Warriors was available in PDF. Grabbing a copy now πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Data gobbets on Russian APCR #139827
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Thats a lot more! Certainly enough to warrant painting one for the odd scenario πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Data gobbets on Russian APCR #139820
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Wiki suggests only 10 T34 with 57mm gun were produced, though I’m not sure if that’s accurate.
    It does suggest, and another book I’d read a while ago suggested as well, that they went back to the experiment but I don’t know if that resulted in more tanks being produced before being scrapped.

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    in reply to: Constantly having to log back in #139790
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I used to have the problem across browsers but now it seems to have gone away ?

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    in reply to: Weird Day / Retro(ish) 40K Project #139726
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Sounds like a wonderful project!

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    in reply to: Cambrai 1917 Chain of Command AAR #139723
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Fantastic look mate!

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    in reply to: Whats you favorite “Unpopular” Rule Set? #139717
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I think we can rule out AK47 1st edition as unpopular then!

    Goes to show how regional these things can be though

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    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Some things I could simplify such as heavy dwarf infantry being the same as heavy human and heavy orc infantry etc. while centaurs (assumes not bow armed) are the same as human horse and wolf mounted orc.

    This would work given the scale of the rules. It’s not a skirmish game where racial and quality differences can easily be taken into account.

    You can always assume a unit is “one combat equivalent”. (1CE)

    1CE is defined as the amount of troops needed to deliver a reasonable beat down in combat. Let’s say that’s 40 humans with sharp sticks.

    Dwarves are tougher so 20 dwarves make up 1CE, while it takes 60 goblins and 41.7 left-handed humans with slightly shorter sticks.

    So you make your goblin bases crammed with gits and your dwarf bases sparse but it’s all still “units” under the rules.

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    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    While I support the “morale and damage are interchangeable” model (and in fact copied it for Squad Hammer) I did play with a guy who had double the units on the table, then at the end of each turn, units that took damage rolled 2D6. If it was below their total damage taken, they routed and were removed.

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    in reply to: Whats you favorite “Unpopular” Rule Set? #139659
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Anecdotally but the AK47 groups I’ve known have all either stuck with 1e or reverted back to it.

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    in reply to: Game Specific Figures #139581
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    As an anecdotal point, when I played 40K tournaments a lot back around the 2e to 3e transition.

    A: It never said anywhere but I never saw anyone bring a non-GW figure. They were sponsored events, so I’m sure they’d have asked the figure to be replaced though.

    B: I used several Rogue Trader figures in my armies (late 2e through late 3e) and never had a bad word said about them by players, staff or visitors from GW.

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    in reply to: Whats you favorite “Unpopular” Rule Set? #139580
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Unpopular as in “not very many play it” (which statistically is true of 95% of the games we buy) ? Yeah, plenty. Im like the one internet advocate for Slammer after all.

    UNpopular as in “the hive mind has decided its bad?” I dont mind Bolt Action though it’s not a fave and 2nd edition 40K (disliked by 40K fans AND forum grognards who hate 40K in general) is my fave game of all time.

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    in reply to: Tankgewehr successes? #139570
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I suppose a lot depends on what “knocked out” might mean.

    It was suggested upthread that most T-Gewehr were likely never actually fired, so tht may improve the “odds” in a way.

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    in reply to: Game Specific Figures #139365
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    When I played “big name” games (40K, Warzone etc.) the rule of thumb was about three quarters “proper” models.
    In an army-list type game, it gets frustrating to have to figure out what things are all the time.

    It was never specifically enforced, but it was generally understood that a majority of the figures should be the “proper thing”.

    I don’t really care nowadays though I do use “proper” figures for 40K still.

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    in reply to: Death Guard vs. Eldar, FiveCore Style #139041
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I’m a huge fan of “exotic” looking gaming tables and this is certainly one exotic looking table!

    But it’s good for us to sometimes remember space battles don’t tend to place on Earth-like rolling hills after all!

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    in reply to: Anti-tank rifle armour penetration figures #138400
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    This is fantastically useful and as people mention upthread, definitely helps account for very different perceptions.

    The British seem to have been rather dismayed by theirs and as far as I know most of the German rifles ended up being converted to grenade launchers.
    Meanwhile while the odds of flat out stopping a tank remains low, the Soviets getting a potential 40mm of penetration is not something to be dismissed for sure.

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    in reply to: Tankgewehr successes? #138343
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Fantastic and thanks for sharing! Sounds as definitive as it’ll get.

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    in reply to: Renegade Scout Impact vs. Defense question #138294
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Yeah, regular grunts trading shots in cover will be a lot of pew pew without a lot of falling down πŸ™‚

    It does help encourage bringing some brutes with pistols and flame weapons to discourage the enemy.

    Sounds like quite a plan! Homebrew scifi is always cool.
    I’ve been grooving a lot on Coriolis lately on the RPG front, mostly because it comes closest to giving me the Mass Effect vibe.

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    in reply to: Renegade Scout Impact vs. Defense question #138292
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Its explained a bit weird and I may end up rewriting that section.

    The “Roll for injury” section says its a 1-3 to inflict an injury.

    The “Impact vs defense” is supposed to be exceptions to that rule, but it ends up reading a bit awkward, like that’s the main section. I’ll see if I can merge the two to make it clearer.

    Hope the battle went well otherwise!

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    in reply to: Machine guns per unit #138167
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Thanks Martin! Very helpful.

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    in reply to: Tankgewehr successes? #138164
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    From what I’ve understood even Panther tanks were vulnerable to flanking shots from AT rifles.

    Really? I am very surprised. The impression I am being given is that they were pretty much useless from 1941 onwards, against tanks anyway. By BREVITY, the British seem to have considered theirs useless, and don’t seem to have bothered carrying them by the second half of 1942.

    It’s not that AT rifles was a preferable option, but the Soviets kept employing them in swarms because they were available and a better option was not.

    At 100 meters, the PTRD can penetrate 40 mm of armor (with a bit of good wishes) so the flank of Panthers and Panzer IV are definitely vulnerable. Books I’ve read disagree on whether the armored side-skirts were for defense against Bazooka rockets or AT rifle plinking.

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    in reply to: Machine guns per unit #138131
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    I recall reading somewhere that initially the Lewis guns just went to bulk out machine gun companies, where they were viewed somewhat unfavorably, before they ended up in the now proper role as platoon support weapons.

    Anything to that and if so, when ? Ring a bell to anyone?

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    in reply to: 6mm Late war East Front Wulkow game pt 1 #138130
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Marvelous looking table you have. The roads look fantastic.

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    in reply to: Your fave squad level rules? #138097
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Agree with Martin up-thread that it is all in what you are comfortable and happy with. There’s of course no “wrong” answers.

    Like Striker, while I do enjoy larger scale games, I do think “1 to 1” representation has a special quality to it that I particularly enjoy.

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    in reply to: Your fave squad level rules? #138092
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
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    Nuts kind of does, in that more troops will show up as a battle drags on with a very likely result being “the rest of your platoon”.

    One thing I sort of wish games would tackle (though I understand why they do not) is communications.

    If my squad got sent up to do something and we ran into trouble, how do I get word back that I’d like fire support and more men NOW?

    Well, I gotta send a runner right? It’d be interesting to have to actually do that on the table.

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