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Tango0103 Nov 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

The Plastic Soldier Company offers a new 1/72nd British Cromwell tank kit


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Retiarius926 Dec 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

Read a book about the 5th RTR and some of those cammoed and disguised cromwells were mistaken for german tanks and knocked out by other british tanks, be cool to incorporate that into rules

Greebs26 Dec 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Friendly fire happens. To everyone. The minute you start shoving that into a ruleset *especially* a D6 system, it either becomes ahistorically prevalent, or an annoyance roll that doesn't do anything often enough to be worth bothering with.

Rulesets that try to incorporate every anecdotal quirk risk becoming a nonsense.

Keep stuff like that to scenario special rules at most.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

The road wheels dont help :)

US had similar problems with the M-18 and the M-24. Prior to wide spread introduction in Europe the Army did a tour of as many units as possible with the new M-24 to familiarize troops with the tank. It quickly was dubbed "Panther Pup" by many since it bore a resemblance to some to a downsized Panther. I believe several M-24s carried that name.

Andy ONeill26 Dec 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

How would you incorporate wrongly identifying friendly vehicles though?
The way I can think of would mean you give out orders, your units then somehow decide the details of what they do.
Some other unit is spotted and they roll off for identification. Minus n for that Hessian cam. Oops they think that unit is Jerry and open fire. Maybe everyone joins in and they return fire.

Which could be fun but some players don't like random move distance because of lack of control.
Playing like an actual commander with units which do their own thing?

donlowry27 Dec 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

In some of the online games a group of us used to play, we had some friendly fire incidents, as the players could only go by photos posted on the game website. One I remember was a North Africa scenario where 1 player with a Valentine destroyed a British armored car belonging to another player, because it was retreating before a German advance and thus coming from the same direction the German's were expected to come from.

per ardua27 Dec 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

It does look like a tiger 1 in that picture. 8-).

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