"The Chateau", LNLTactical

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"The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Whiterook » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:54 pm

France June 6, 1944.

SITUATION: The German SS have setup a forward command post in the Chateau du Lac. Situated on a major road from Utah beach, the small Chateau could be a critical linch pin to the Germans holding back the Americans trying to make their way inland.

VICTORY CONDITIONS: Control Chateau Hexes K3 and J3 by end of Turn 10. Control is considered occupation of, or last to occupy the hex.

ENTRY: Pre setup, the American paratroopers setup anywhere within the first 2-1/2 hex row west-edge map edge. After setup, Americans start Turn one with Initiative.

MAP:

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TROOPS:

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82nd Airborne Troops
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101st Airborne Troops
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SS
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Scott and Frank will be playing this scenario, and they will choose which Paratroopers they will command, 82nd or 101st. Please designate starting hexes and whom you want to carry your allotment of support weapons....note that you can assign support weapons as you feel needed (those pictured do NOT have to go to that divisions' units!!!)

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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby josta59 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:18 pm

Em, the hex labels can't be made out at this resolution, even on my big screen.

I'll take the 101st, I suppose. We'll start in the fields north of the road, on the east side of the fields. Put Major Tom near the house (I'm guessing C3?) and Michael to his south (C4?). Tom and Michael will get two squads each stacked in their hexes. Each stack will get a BAR, and Tom's will get the MG.
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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Whiterook » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:22 pm

Sorry...I just realized I was using the wrong photo editor on my Macbook....those were done with Preview. I had downloaded an app called JobsPainter specifically to try and solve that problem :oops: Let's try it this way and see how it works for viewing.

I placed Maj. Tom in Hex C2, with two squads, a BAR, and MG; and Lt. Micahel in Hex C2 with two squads and a BAR. If you'd like them repositioned, let me know.

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West map half...

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Hmmmmmmm...... we may have a problem with this game. I don't know if it's the VASSAL module, but imaging isn't behaving like the Pacific module. I've been trying all kinds of things and nothing is working. How does this look? The problem we'll have with this game is the full screen will look like crap, with unreadable hex coordinates....I'll have to provide close ups with slightly better coordinate resolution.
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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby josta59 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Perfect so far, thanks.
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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Duncan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:51 pm

I'm following this. (thought you might like to know - you asked about another one) :)

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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Whiterook » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Duncan wrote:I'm following this. (thought you might like to know - you asked about another one) :)


Refresh my memory, mate....I can't remember what I ate for breakfast! What did I ask for?? Did you want to play a game of LNL... or even take over the SS?
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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Whiterook » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:47 pm

OK....did some playing around with the settings for the sites' attachment features and I figured out what was wrong. We had basically lost functionality of attachments being able to expand.... kinda like what you see on some sites that use thumbnails that when you click on them, they expand to a full screen picture. We had that kind of functionality previously, but I must own being the one that probably messed that up? ....or it was some default setting that came with this new style skin, and I hadn't noticed?

Whatever....we got the functionality back! This also eliminates my having to post several smaller pics to get less hazy coordinates! ... so, here's a new update map with the 101st Airborne on board.

  • Scott, you should be able to click on the image and expand it, and see the coordinates better.
  • Frank, please see the previous post for what forces you have with the 82nd Airborne and place them anywhere within the 2-1/2 hexrows on the west map edge.

Last word of note here: I changed the game from the "Band of Heroes" VASSAL module, to the "VLnL: World Championship" module. The counters are a bit darker, and the map had been spruced up a bit (like better stone walls and wheat fields).

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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Duncan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:30 am

Whiterook wrote:
Duncan wrote:I'm following this. (thought you might like to know - you asked about another one) :)


Refresh my memory, mate....I can't remember what I ate for breakfast! What did I ask for?? Did you want to play a game of LNL... or even take over the SS?
No request. Just letting you know the thread is of interest to at least me. :)

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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby Frank » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:14 am

Right, I have been really busy for the last couple of days but I am on it now. I will have a quick look (and probably a long think :roll: ) and I will get back to you.
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Re: "The Chateau", LNLTactical

Postby josta59 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:49 am

Cool, thanks a lot, Em. I was hoping this might improve my recent AARs, which also have big images, but nope. Oh, well.
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