Recent content by Andrew Rogers

  1. Andrew Rogers

    So what scenarios have you played Recently?

    Walter, thank you for the Hatten CG write-up and it is good you got an 'up close and personal' feel. Just a quick response on your OBA comments. In short, Hatten and OBA rules were not designed with Starter Kit in mind. In terms of 'parity', the German and American artillery were roughly equal...
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    Hatten in Flames - Terrain / EC Questions...

    Fair question. The height of the buildings in Hatten without a first level location is Level 1. Andy Rogers (Hatten designer)
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    Embankment Railroads - inherent terrain?

    oh ... okay! doh ... a Homer Simpson moment ... this blogging/forum stuff is not my strong point! apologies all around! andy
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    Embankment Railroads - inherent terrain?

    I designed Hatten. Please have a look at my website which hopefully illustrates the amount of effort that went into examining the history of the engagement. The embanked RR is not a 'perfect' representation of the terrain, but given the structure of the ASL rules, an embanked...
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    Embankment Railroads - inherent terrain?

    Hi There has been a lot of commentary around the embanked RR in Hatten. This was a difficult feature to reflect on the map from a design perspective but, as the Hatten designer, I am happy with the artwork on the map. From a historical reading of the battle, the areas around the embanked RR...
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    J143 Circle of Doom

    Klas is correct [this is a 'Ctrl-K' shortcut on my keyboard :)]. The Hatten 'design intent' of the restrictions on SW removal/scrounging from HT was to place a realistic limitation on the number of MGs available to the infantry. There are a number of underlying historical reasons for this and...
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    What makes a good HASL?

    Hi. The following are some of the historical aspects I looked for when designing Hatten. A lot of these have been touch on in previous comments. A battle fought over several days where both sides attacked and counterattacked. Being able to present the combat as close to its actual scale. That...
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    Tournament - Hatten in Flames 2019, 15-17 March

    Love this special rule. Andy Rogers
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    Hatten CG German AFV Setup

    Jeff .... good question .... this was not the intent in the design of Hatten; nor was Hatten playtested during design with this in mind. In terms of the rules, the strict reading would support you observation. In terms of how the phrase "Front Line location" is used in the rules, it supports...
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    Hatten Bombardment

    Roger ... having designed Hatten I have had to ask my Aussie mates many dumb-assed questions during the design and playtesting process. Do not feel alone. Your interpretation of the bombardment rule is correct. That said, the rules for the CG seem fairly robust, so trust the wording. I think...
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    Hatten SZ

    No, the German AFVs do not have SZ in Hatten. There are some historical photos of German AFVs in Hatten, none of them has SZ. I have cited some of these photos in Andy Rogers
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    Hatten CG restoration of special ammo

    Chas, Perry and Klas are already onto this. Andy
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    Hatten CG restoration of special ammo

    Yes, I meant to say that 1/2" counter depletion numbers are restored during the refit phase in the Hatten CG. Andy
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    Hatten CG restoration of special ammo

    Hi. Hatten was designed and playtested with Ammo Depletion occurring during the Campaign Game for both 5/8" and 1/2" weapons with depletion numbers (ie. American 60mm MTRs / '45 BAZs). Andy Rogers
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    BAZ 45 in VASL 6.4.3 (WP5 rather than WP6)?

    In Hatten ... the American TD reduced depletion numbers In VASL ... the '45 BAZ reduced depletion number In Australia ... the Australian cricket team playing India .... to much 'Roger-ing' going on ....