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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

3 Updates on projects

Hello.  Been a busy 2 weeks here.  Went to NYC for 3 days and had a great time.  Took the train so had time to finally write down cohesively Flotilla Forward.  Done with the first 2 parts including the scenarios.  There will be 4 basic scenarios with variations to each one; convoy intercept, sea sweep, rescue and landing party.  Am just writing up the in game charts and post game charts.   Hope to be done with the first draft within 2 weeks.  

Should be seeing this baby in Flotilla Forward by summer!

Second update is Mr A over on TMP asked how I converted Post Captain to hexes.    Easy; each hex is 50 yards so it is easy to read the charts from there.  For fouling and musket fire adjacent hexes are considered 25 yards.  For turning I use the spines of the hexes as well.    I love hexes as I never have to stop and measure anything!     Lastly movement needs to be converted to hexes.  Here is the chart broken down by phases.

Hopefully that is easy enough to read.  Any questions just ask.

Lastly my variant for Post Captain ( which I changed to Black Captain as one of you suggested) is going very well.  I have fine tuned the cannons so a 9 lb is different than a 12 lb and have worked on incorporating sail damage better.    Stay tuned for this one.

Couple of pictures from the great lakes

One of my Hagen miniatures painted up.   Looks great at a great price!

That is all for now.   



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