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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Red Rippers Pilot Roster

I am getting ready to start my Torch campaign this weekend.  Will roll up my Red Rippers wildcat squadron.  Thought I would share my squadron roster sheet with anyone who is interested here.

You will note it is different than the one in the rules.  The one is the rules is functional.  This one is more personalized.    The upper left is where the pilots are listed.  Upper center is for Glory points (I call them cool points) and for total number of kills.  Upper right is the scoreboard for the squadron.  Lower left is for listing notes about the missions as they occur.  Lower right is where the NPCs are listed. 
A note about glory points.   I had originally called then "cool" points.  During the editing Rich stated that "cool" was not used during the war and was US slang anyway.  He felt it would ruin some of the flavor I was trying to create.  He left it up to me as always and after thinking about it I did change it to "glory" points primarily for our UK audience. [ 40% of readers here are from the UK] It does accurately reflect what we are going for.   I still think most US gamers would have been fine with "cool" in any fighter pilot game. 
I hope you find the sheet useful!


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