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Thread: Combat Glider rules and scenarios - Mission 1

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    As mentioned elsewhere, I have been working for some weeks on rules, collaterals, and scenarios for using combat gliders in WGS. Here is the first full rules test AAR.

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    Last edited by BB401; 10-12-2018 at 20:28.

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    Thank you for the great A.A.R., Bob! At some point would you consider publishing details of the scenario rules, please?

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    Excellent job Bob.
    That's a first, and I can't wait for the second.
    How effective were the decoys at distracting the AA fire?
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Thank you for the great A.A.R., Bob! At some point would you consider publishing details of the scenario rules, please?
    Of course, once I make the edits required, before mission two.

    UPDATE - the rules & scenarios have been uploaded, and I will link once it clears the Moderation Queue.

    PS: Anyone know how long that will take?
    Last edited by BB401; 10-13-2018 at 19:32. Reason: Added information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Excellent job Bob.
    That's a first, and I can't wait for the second.
    How effective were the decoys at distracting the AA fire?
    Rob.
    The decoys are "fake" Landing Zones which are placed face down along with the three real ones, to be revealed after all other elements are placed but before the first maneuver is made. It is part of the chess game of the setup. There are tradeoffs for the Glider player - keep LZs together and close to the board edge and shorten the potential time under fire, or spread them out and try to route around potential AA fire. In the test scenario, I went for the short/direct route, which might have worked better if not for the BOOM right before the end....
    In the AAR, I was pretty much under constant AA fire and only changing altitudes provided some measure of safety.
    Last edited by BB401; 10-13-2018 at 09:47.

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    Off to a great start, Bob. This looks really good.

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    Well that's something quite different ! I'd suggest use of the solitaire AAA rules rather than the placement of tokens might make that easier.
    You could play with the flight time by allowing gliders to trade Action Points for turns - the less turns, the further it can travel ? So you trade alt for distance. Might make it too complex but might change things up a bit. Good to see your progress with this project.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    That explains it very nicely thanks Bob.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Rules and collaterals have started appearing in the Files section:

    CG-4a Cards: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2591

    C-47 Cards: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2590

    CG-4a maneuver Deck part 1: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2594

    CG-4a maneuver Deck part 2: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2595

    C-47 maneuver Deck part 1: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2592 (File now correct)

    C-47 maneuver Deck part 2: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2593

    Other Cards for use in scenarios: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2596

    Combat Glider Rules v3: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2589
    Last edited by BB401; 10-18-2018 at 11:02.

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    This just gets better and better.
    I'm looking at the option for the German invasion of Crete as an opperation for my Med campaign.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    This just gets better and better.
    I'm looking at the option for the German invasion of Crete as an opperation for my Med campaign.
    Rob.
    Leaving for Europe Thursday, be early November before I get to it

    Then I'll jump right on it! Here's a JU52 over Crete for a teaser:
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB401 View Post
    Leaving for Europe Thursday, be early November before I get to it

    Then I'll jump right on it! Here's a JU52 over Crete for a teaser:
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    There are two versions of a Ju.52 in this album, if needed: OldGuy59's WWII German Transports Album - Ju.52
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    You are wonderful chaps.

    "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"

    Just made my morning a whole lot better.
    Thanks.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Please note: C-47 maneuver Deck part 1: https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/do...o=file&id=2592 (File uploaded is incorrect, will upload replacement) ......has been fixed. The file now contains the correct maneuver card images.

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    Thanks Bob.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Thanks Bob.
    Rob.
    What Rob said, Bob.


    Guess I'd better look at getting me some C-47s and CG-4s


    ... and JU-52s for good measure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    What Rob said, Bob.


    Guess I'd better look at getting me some C-47s and CG-4s


    ... and JU-52s for good measure
    Look at Zvevda for C-47s and Ju.52s; the C-47 shows up as the Li-2 (USSR).

    Hmm.....Zvezda-USA's website has expired???

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    What Rob said, Bob.


    Guess I'd better look at getting me some C-47s and CG-4s


    ... and JU-52s for good measure
    On that topic, who can we get the Gliders from chaps.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    All of the cards required to execute the four supplied missions are now available in files, listing updated in the thread below (or above, depending on your settings!)

    I'm off to the continent with my living history group this afternoon, following in the footsteps of SSGT Robert M Bowen, C/401 Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne.
    Will begin expansion 1 of rules with JU52s, DFS 230s, and a couple of new missions following my return.

    PS: C-47s available as Hasegawa and Zvezda kits, CG4 as paper models or via Shapeways. On my backlog are resin CG-4 kits. All in good time.
    Last edited by BB401; 10-18-2018 at 08:40.



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