A site for stories of my platoons using the solitaire campaigne system Platoon Forward.
"War is a drama, not a game of chess." Gen Eisenhower
Welcome to Platoon Forward!
Welcome to the site where the story of the battle is as important as the battle itself. Here we will focus on men thrust into extraordinary situations of life and death. They must lead other men with duty and honor to meet their countries objectives. Some will be blessed with great skill, some will carry great shortcomings. No matter what nation, no matter what war, no matter what theater, they are all called to move their Platoon or Squadron forward!
These are their individual stories as played out using my various campaign rules . Hopefully these stories will entertain and inspire you to use your own troops, airmen and sailors to accomplish your own great heroics.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Smattering of eye candy
Been busy potentially changing the way I do my tactical combat. I have longed used Combat Patrol for activation which I think is a brilliant system ( particularly with my house rules). I have used the CP cards to determine infantry hits and used FoF for pretty much everything else. I have noticed that the games do drag a bit if I have more than 2 squads per side on the table. I was trying to figure out how to "speed things up" without losing my emphasis on command. ( Something which FoF lacks.) Am working on it and think I am on to something. Am using FoF initative ( similar to CP's interruption) but making the grades of your leaders mean something. Will let you all know when I have it figured out. So been "playtesting" with my armies army russians and QRF vehicles.
Russians advancing with a T-72 in the background on overwatch. ( Tanks on overwatch can only fire once.)
A leopard waits.
A Humvee in the wrong place at the wrong time.
US squad prepares for contact
Russian BMP bites the dust in Afganistan
My newly minted Hind prepares to take out some rebels!
A town in Estonia
Another view ( Need to get some more grey boards!)
Russians advance up a street
Heavy artillery takes out a house! ( Working on scatter rules for artillery and airstrikes.)
T-72 meets a fiery end.
Serious fighting in Tallinn. A wounded RPG gunner takes aim.