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francaises_libres
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Greek Army rules? Wed, 09 April 2014 18:35
I've been looking at and playing some the Crete and Italian-Greece 1940 scenarios lately and was wondering if there were any special Greek rules anyone has come up with for their units? Would be interesting since they feature in so many scenarios now.

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Re:Greek Army rules? Thu, 10 April 2014 03:34
I've played a couple scenarios by jdrommel of Greeks vs Italians.

Perati Bridge - Italians have to cross the bridge and fight the Greeks who have a Big Gun but no tanks.

Klisura Pass - Overlord scenario in the hills and mountains; the Greeks have a Big Gun and no tanks. I played once with winter cards and Greeks rolled a tank for reinforcements! But it didn't survive long.

Battle of Himara - artillery and infantry in hills and mountains (no Big Gun, but Greek Special Forces).

I think this is the way to go for Greeks: no tanks but having artillery, usually a Big Gun.
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Thu, 10 April 2014 18:43
Yeah, I think the lack of significant tanks is historically accurate. I was thinking if there could be some sort of Greek rules for infantry or artillery that span all scenarios, like how the Italians, BCF, French Army, and Marines have their own rules like the stiff upper lip, multiple retreats, etc.
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Thu, 10 April 2014 22:50
Maybe some additional effectiveness in mountain/hill combat or defense. Also depending on the scenario, something dealing with partisans.
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Thu, 10 April 2014 23:41
Sgt Storm wrote on Thu, 10 April 2014 13:50

Maybe some additional effectiveness in mountain/hill combat or defense. Also depending on the scenario, something dealing with partisans.


Cool idea! What if the Greek troops gain +1 attack die in Close Combat when attacking a Hill or Mountain, and when they occupy a Hill or Mountain?
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Fri, 11 April 2014 13:10
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 10 April 2014 19:11

Sgt Storm wrote on Thu, 10 April 2014 13:50

Maybe some additional effectiveness in mountain/hill combat or defense. Also depending on the scenario, something dealing with partisans.


Cool idea! What if the Greek troops gain +1 attack die in Close Combat when attacking a Hill or Mountain, and when they occupy a Hill or Mountain?


The +1 die while occupying or attacking hill/mountain hexes is a great idea, it gives them an advantage and its easy to implement. Another would be that they may retreat an extra hex when a flag is rolled if they choose to do so but only if the unit starts or ends ends its turn in a hill/mountain hex.

Its nice to give each nation its own flavour, I love playing the Japanese/USMC for this reason Smile
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Fri, 11 April 2014 18:57
Yeah I think the additional die in mountain and hill combat is the way to go.

Maybe either roll +1 attack from elevation to elevation or no terrain penalty fighting uphill, or both?
      
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Re:Greek Army rules? Sun, 13 April 2014 02:26
If that is too strong an alternative might be to ignore a flag when in mountain or hill terrain. Or maybe some movement bonus. I don't know enough about the Greek mountain units to say what makes sense historically if anything.
      
    
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