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KeithS

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Re: Desert Fox?
« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2017, 04:28:13 PM »
Justin beat me to it, I too was going to ask for some information on army building for Rommel.  Having access to the army building chapter will be most helpful, thanks for considering posting the chapter early.  :)

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Re: Desert Fox?
« Reply #91 on: April 06, 2017, 04:05:48 PM »
I'm not so sure that posting more of Rommel, will help, it may just get you lots more queries about things that will become clear in the full rules. After all there are any number of historical OOBs out there and from the examples we already have we can get an idea of the general size and shape of elements. I know my 1944 British infantry division is going to have 9 battalions and 3 field regiments, what I don't know is under what circumstance is it better to attach a battalion of tanks rather than a medium artillery regiment.
What would be helpful was if the play testers could post some of their army lists along with pictures if possible. You get an idea of the size and balance of forces used in attack and defense and photos show how players have integrated terrain, casualty markers and identified separate elements.
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Re: Desert Fox?
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2017, 10:45:08 AM »
I'm afraid that I disagree with Ilchester on this.  While I am naturally curious about how the rules will work that is not my primary interest at the moment.  The Rommel rules have awakened an interest in large scale WW2 gaming, whereas previously I have just played smaller level games.  Consequently I am currently interested in building some forces suitable for playing Rommel when it first appears, initially for late war Europe but eventually other theatres.  Even buying forces at 6mm or even 3mm scales this may be a significant expense, so an accurate view of what might be required would be most helpful.  For this the information the army building chapter would be invaluable.  Of course, I could guesstimate what might be required using the portion of the chapter already published and from my own knowledge of formation organisations and weaponry gleaned from other sources but nonetheless the relevant portion of the rules themselves would be the touchstone for any purchases that I would make.  I for one, would confine any posts that I make to general comments about the system and would not require any further detail about the rules themselves so as not to unduly take up the author's time or distract him.
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