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surdu200530 Dec 2015 5:37 a.m. PST

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We recently played an early WWI game using the Combat Patrol rules. See the full battle report here: bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=4701

In general the rules, though designed for WWII, worked really well for this period.

Ragnor Lothair07 Nov 2023 9:10 a.m. PST

I played a game of Combat Patrol where the GM determined according to the scenario that troops up slope hiding in an improvised trench should get to save any casualty incurred if the card displayed a concrete bunker icon. The deck contains 40 out of 50 such cards. The scenario, a WWI set in Africa was impossible as the troops on the attacking side were down slope and afforded no cover. Simply put, the system may work for other scenarios, but not this one. The game was scheduled to last four hours. After three and 1/2 hours, reinforcements were offered to both the entrenched Germans and the attacking British. Because the scenario was not well thought out, the additional forces would accomplish nothing but more casualties for the attacking troops. Even the pin markers (stunned) were not accumulated by the under fire entrenched forces as the GM must have misinterpreted the rules.

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