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.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Capt Sandru making ace!!

Apologize for the lack of posting. A bussiness trip; real life and working of 2 projects for BTH 2 have kept me from playing any real games of late. Both projects should be in the Lardies summer special. The first is LAAF; simple anti aircraft rules for BTH 2. I have gotten some great help on this from Dan Nelson. The second is Bragging the Hun. It is more detailed damage tables for BTH 2 so you too can brag about your exploits back at the squadron bar! Ran 4 playtests this weekend including a particularly exciting one. 9 SBDs against 2 Tone class cruisers and 2 Japanese DDs. 1 SBD shot down by flak ( as expected) 6 of 8 SBDs hit their targets ( higher than expected but I am not messing with the to hit tables) First cruiser had a fire start/ 50% damage and had a 5 in turret destroyed. Fire burned out of control and gutted the ship. Had to be towed home! Second cruiser had bad flooding and heavy casualties. Flooding took a while to control and cruiser ended up limping home towing the first cruiser. Not bad for 8 SBDs!
Only real battle I have played was with my IAR -80 sq. Capt Sandru did make ace by downing 2 IL-2s while 6 IARs were flying CAP over a german TB and 3 Mine sweepers that had just delievered supplies in the Black Sea. They were attacked by 10 IL-2s escorted by 3 Yak-1s. Cpl Forscu was killed. Only one bomb struck home on the torpedo boat doing some minor damage. Flak scored no kills.
Next weekend I hope to have time to either play a russian front battle or a BTH2 battle with some corsairs I am currently painting up.
Till then thank you

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