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Rules for the RCW
These rules are based on Crusader Historical rules as I know the mechanics work and I like them. What is below is just a set of ideas.
A unit is 3 or more stands of infantry and cavalry or a heavy weapon.
A stand is a 50mm x 50mm base with 2 or 3 figures on it.
There are 3 basic formations
Column of March, Line, Skirmish Line.
It takes ½ a move to go from Column of March to Line. It takes ½ a move to go from Line to Skirmish Line. A unit must take a T&L test to do this if the unit fails the test, that the unit IS in the new formation but is shaken.
1 LMG may be added to a unit. The LMG stand is the same morale and wounds as the rest of the unit. An LMG stands rolls 2 shooting dice plus it re-roles 2 misses by the rest of the unit.
1 HMG may be added to a unit. The HMG stand is the same morale as the rest of the unit. An HMG stand has 4 wounds and roles 4 shooting dice. HMG’s lose 1 shooting dice per wound taken. An HMG may be deployed as an independent unit; it counts as a skirmish target.
Artillery, Armoured Cars, Tanks and Tachanka
These count as a unit. Each as a number of wounds and shooting dice. Each loses shooting dice as it takes wounds.
Treat each gun carriage as either an Artillery gun, Armoured Car or a Tank. Add up the total number of wounds and shooting dice. The train loses 2 shooting dice per wound. An armoured train can only fire half its shooting dice per side of the train.
Move 8in T&L 9
If a Commissar joins a unit then that unit can immediately re-roll any failed morale tests using the Commissar’s T&L. If the unit fails the test then the Commissar shoots 1 officer (the unit takes 1 wound) and the unit passes the test. As long as the Commissar is with the unit then the unit is Fanatic. There is a 50% chance each move that the Commissar will have to shoot someone. Role a dice odds he shoots someone (the unit takes a wound), evens he doesn’t.
Move 6in T&L +2
If a Priest joins a unit then it can re-role any failed morale tests +2 to the test. As long as the Priest stays with a unit then that unit becomes steadfast.
There is more but I can't get it to post, if you want to see it sat so and I'll email it to you.
'With courage we shall beat those black shirts down.'