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I've bene at Origins playing board games for the past week so am only getting back to wrapping this up now. Should be done in a few days.
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Hi all,

Digging out, after many years, both a pile of 18mm Russians and the Lasalle rules.  I'm starting out with a Guard force, loosely based on the Guard division(s) at the Battle of Kulm in 1813.  The core of the force is relatively straightforward, 6 battalions of guard infantry split between 2 regiments, which nicely corresponds to the first brigade. 

The second, however, was made up of a mix of regular and jaeger guard.  As I expand the force, and add on additional  support choices, I'll want to take account of the Guard Jaeger units.  Now, as I understand it, the Lasalle Russian list has guard and jaeger units as distinct - so how to take account of guard jaeger in the game?  The same question could also apply for guard light horse units.

Is it simply a matter of adding the guard designation (or a higher SK rating) to a guard infantry unit?  Is this "legal" strictly speaking, in the game?  I know that when dealing with historical formations, one is free to fudge, but in a pick-up game, etc., how have people handled this?

Sorry if this has been covered before, as I say, I'm a latecomer to the game.

FMB
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No, although many people have used those PDFs to create their own.
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Hi everybody!

I wonder if there is a official (acrylic or mdf) marker set available for Blücher other than the downloadable ones?

Cheers,
Thomas
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Rules Questions / Re: Attack Broken Up / Rapid reinforcements
« Last post by Le Grand Fromage on Today at 01:35:26 AM »
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1) If the defender plays "Attack broken up" does that limit the amount of artillery and tactics played?

You mean, for example, if you have three attacking units and call for three ART in support, but then I play that tactic and now you only have two attackers?   No, you still get the three artillery in support. They were committed before tactics were revealed.

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2) If you play rapid reinforcements as a tactic, can you add another artillery unit and a tactic for that new unit?

No, for the same reason. ART is called by units in the combat, before any tactics are revealed.
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General Discussion and Announcements / Re: Barbarossa list
« Last post by fred on June 18, 2018, 02:30:13 PM »
For Early War Soviets, you need to take at least 3 elements.

An element is one of the 5 Brigades or Regiments listed in the top half of the list.

If you take a Motor Rifle Brigade as one of your elements, it must contain 2 Motor Rifle Battalions, each 4pts and 2 infantry companies, and a light artillery battalion (2 pts, 1 unit of guns). You can add another Motor Rifle Battalion, and a single attachment. The attachment could be a tank battalion.
So at full strength, with 3 rifle battalions (12pts), 2 light artillery (4pts) and a T-34 regiment (9pts) which is a total of 25pts. So I'm not sure where you are getting 30pts from. At minimum strength it would be just 10pts.

Within Rommel you don't strictly build Divisions, you tend to be using the forward elements of a couple of divisions that are fighting together.

Recon tends to be dispersed in Rommel, but see the Recon optional rule if you want them on the table.
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Rules Questions / Attack Broken Up / Rapid reinforcements
« Last post by Peter Clarke on June 18, 2018, 05:36:00 AM »
You can only allocate one artillery unit and one tactic per unit participating in the combat.
1) If the defender plays "Attack broken up" does that limit the amount of artillery and tactics played?
2) If you play rapid reinforcements as a tactic, can you add another artillery unit and a tactic for that new unit?

I think that the sequence of events is such that you choose artillery, then tactics, then reveal all, so I suspect these two options don't affect the amount of support/tactics played.  But I'm not sure.

Peter
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General Discussion and Announcements / Barbarossa list
« Last post by Rupert of Hentzau on June 18, 2018, 02:47:35 AM »
Hi folks,

I have been reading the rules on and off for a while, and just started to look at my first list.
Looking at Russian Mechanised Corps for Barbarossa.

Using the Early Russian list, if I use a Motor Rifle Brigade as my first building block, is this one of the three elements required? Or would two of these including a Tank Battalion attachment each make up a Motor Rifle Division, which would be the element.
At 6 infantry battalions, 2 tank battalions and two artillery battalions its 30 points so I assume the total is the element?

Also, how would I portray the Recon battalion, is this assumed to be dispersed or do I show ir as a unit attached to the parent?

Ant help appreciated
Bryan in New Zealand
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General Discussion and Announcements / Re: Quick Ref. Sheet?
« Last post by braxen on June 17, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
found it!   

Right in the download section...  ;D
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General Discussion and Announcements / Quick Ref. Sheet?
« Last post by braxen on June 17, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
Hello,

I was reading the rules again yesterday and was wondering whether there is a QRS somewhere?

thank you
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