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alan L13 Feb 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

What skirmish level rules provide for figures surrendering rather than shooting it out to the last man?

I am going to game the like of Home Guard confronting downed Luftwaffe crew, trying to round them up as prisoners or perhaps German paras trying to capture the local airfield. There would be about a dozen or so figures on each side.

Do any of the THW rules provide for surrender in the event of a figure failing a reaction test?

khanscom13 Feb 2019 7:10 a.m. PST

WRG Infantry Action 1925- 1975 provides for surrender of figures under certain circumstances.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2019 5:50 p.m. PST

The Bolt Action rule for checking morale could include surrendering, but also includes routing, etc.

Gerard Leman13 Feb 2019 7:40 p.m. PST

In Chain of Command, units become increasingly suppressed and if they don't rally, are eventually removed from the map. I presume this represents troops surrendered and/or skulking away from the battlefield. I rather like the way that set of rules handles the issue.

alan L14 Feb 2019 2:18 a.m. PST

Many thanks for the suggestions.

I wonder if Chain of Command is set at the right level for me as it is really individual figures I am dealing with, rather than a unit.

What level is Bolt Action set at?

Andy ONeill14 Feb 2019 2:47 a.m. PST

The two scenarios you mention are two different levels of game.

Capture an airfield is a company – or more – task. Unless you're writing a dads army script.

Capture a downed air crew has maybe 6 jerries with pistols as one side. A section would be enough to tackle them. Even if you make the home guard rubbish and have to spread out then i can't see more than a platoon on the british side.

alan L14 Feb 2019 4:51 a.m. PST

Andy, yep it is a Dad's Army scenario I am thinking of, using the personality figures from Wargames Foundry plus some support figures for larger games. I think I have about 20 German paras, as well as some downed aircrew and U-boat crew.

Any suggestions for rules?

Basha Felika14 Feb 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

Alan, definitely sounds like CofC would fit the bill for you – it's platoon level, 1 figure = 1 man, and there's some very detailed (albeit ‘unofficial') Home Guard lists and rules available to download on the TFL forum files.

But I guess more like 30-40 figures per side?

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