Playing AAM in winter

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Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:00 am

Anyone ever play a AAM winter game? If so what kind of rules did you come up with?

Never tried playing winter myself so I am a bit curious.
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:17 pm

I think units in "winter" would (on a tactical level) function just as in "summer"

Maybe streams/swamps could be crossed by soldiers without a movemnet roll (frozen)

Maybe camo for Vehiles (soldiers?) is reduced in woods (no leaves)?

More interesting could be a spring thaw/heavy rains scenario

this latter would change at least speed. Heavy rain could also limit visibilty and/or Aircraft

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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:00 pm

RichtervonManthofen wrote:I think units in "winter" would (on a tactical level) function just as in "summer"

Maybe streams/swamps could be crossed by soldiers without a movemnet roll (frozen)

Maybe camo for Vehiles (soldiers?) is reduced in woods (no leaves)?
Either condition you suggested would work, IMO.

What about snow and drifting snow and what effect could it have in both wheeled and tracked vehicles? Loss of high gear would be one option? Would tanks have a problem with deep snow?

Spring battles in reality really hurt most vehicles preformance because their inability to effectively move through the mud. Vehicles were constantly stuck and required assistance to break the grip of mud. The Soldiers suffered also with weeks of mud, water and no dry clothing.
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:43 pm

I think tracked vehicles would have not much problems even with deep snow (they would sing, but be able to move) slopes might pose problems if the snow is "sliding"

Maybe no road bonus and no High gear and require a movement roll on hills without roads?

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Unread post by DenisCourcy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:46 pm

Are you telling about Denis' "weather condition" set? :dance:
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:15 am

Yes. :D We are on a road you have already driven on.

I cannot open the pdf file, could you post it? :P
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:23 am

DenisCourcy wrote:Are you telling about Denis' "weather condition" set? :dance:
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:12 pm

Denis Courcy made some weather cards a while back and posted them on his blog. Our discussion crossed over to his project and he was just reminding me he has cards.

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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by DenisCourcy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:43 pm

FieldMarshall wrote:Yes. :D We are on a road you have already driven on.

I cannot open the pdf file, could you post it? :P
Ok. I sent to your pvt email
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Re: Playing AAM in winter

Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:05 pm

Ahh I see - Must learn Portugese ;)

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