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Combat! Starring Vic Morrow!- Battle Report

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Combat! Starring Vic Murrow!

This is another World War II skirmish game focusing on 1:1 scale. I know what you are probably thinking, "Do we really need another World War II game? There are so many good ones!" I agree. That's why this World War II game has a twist. It is not focused on the realism of the actual World War II instead it is trying to capture the flavor of the TV show Combat! that used to be on NBC. What does that mean? Well, the heroes are expected to do heroic things, ratings are all important, and things are just real enough to be entertaining. With that being said, let's take a look at this week's episode!

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A Chance Encounter

Sgt. Saunders and his squad awake in the ruins of an old French house at the edge of a wood. Perhaps it was a hunting den or small cottage before the war, but now it is just wreckage. However, what woke them is the sounds of men moving through the brush. This close to the front lines, and it is probably a German patrol sweeping the area and doing some scouting of their own. Now what?


Forces:
Americans
Sgt. Saunders- Star
Tommy Gun, Pistol

Little John- Cast
Rifle, Bayonet, Grenades

Kirby- Cast
Automatic Rifle, Knife

2 Extras
Rifle, Bayonet

Germans
Sergeant- Cast
SMG, Knife, Grenades

2 Extras
LMG

3 Extras
Rifles

I realized right away that my terrain selection for WWII games set in France is not very good. Therefore, I threw together a wooded board. It is 3 feet by 3 feet. The models themselves will just be Green Army Men, perhaps later I will get a box of Americans and Germans from somewhere for something a bit more in-character.

The scenario will be straight forward. Try to eliminate the enemy and not get killed yourself.

Shall we begin?

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If you want to watch a few episodes, you can find some on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS4grrSWuZo

I used to watch re-runs of this show as a kid with my dad on a local UHF station. This games for you Dad!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:47 pm 
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I used to love that SHOW !!! Even had a board game with little cardboard soldiers. When I was just a kid. The rules were pretty simple. But for grade school kids, it was very cool ! 8) But I think your version is a little more "complex". And Looks like fun !!!! :spin

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Holy crap what a fun game concept! For some reason the little green army men make it even better

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I have been wargaming for over two decades, I don't have a single World War II miniature in any scale!

What is wrong with me!

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Nothing. It's because you already have a mountain of lead to sort through! :D

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Took me a bit to actually locate that specific ruleset. Found it off Free Wargame Rules site
http://freewargamesrules.wikia.com/wiki ... Vic_Morrow!

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