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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

I haven't done it, but it's not unthinkable for me. Mostly it's not a tactical thing in the periods I play, but I could see it being so in a science fiction game.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 7:05 a.m. PST

Every now and then – paratroops or drop ships for sci-fi

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 7:58 a.m. PST

Might be entertaining to see the Old Guard "Drop in"

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 5:40 p.m. PST

Does BoFA's "The eagles are coming! The eagles are coming!" count? Not exactly an "air drop," but they do fly in to (maybe) save the day.

Memoir 44 has a "paratrooper" drop for Pegasus Bridge (IIRC).

Other than that, I've not done any "drops" on the tabletop.

Fitzovich26 Nov 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

I have done so in the past playing WRG 1925-1950. One of the better games I ran was to give the German player 6 moves to enter the board and set up in a D-Day scenario. They arrived only to find American paratroopers already dug in defending the cross roads that had been assigned to the Germans to protect from the beach breakout.

Syrinx026 Nov 2019 8:17 p.m. PST

Our WWII scenarios rarely use paratroopers but when they did it was always interesting.

When we used to play 40K it was a fairly frequent event.

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