Questions and general discussion for all Two Hour Wargames products
TeknoMerk wrote:Will the compendium cover support weapon topics like mortars, artillery, air, naval and calling in fire support to cover the Europe and Pacific theaters? I realize most of those are typically beyond the normal squad support, but it would be fun to have for larger battles.
Atomic Floozy wrote:Will the compendium have the rules for female militia or female members of partisan forces?
Atomic Floozy wrote:I'm no expert on female fighters in WWII, that's why I asked. I really like and agree with the Women In Combat section found in Clash of Titans. The only thing really consistent for women across all fronts was the reluctance to engage in melee combat. As if they had watched lots of American Westerns, Spanish Militiawomen often saved the last bullet for themselves rather than taking a chance of being captured as a result of melee.
While British & Americans felt women couldn't fight because of maternal instincts, the Soviets found that women made excellent snipers because they were thought to have "more patience" to make the perfect shot. They also thought women could endure stress & cold better.
As another example of women soldiers avoiding melee, the Soviet female sniper team of Mariya Plivanova & Natalya Kovshova were killed in action together. Wounded and out of ammo, they waited until Germans approached their trench & then detonated grenades.
Atomic Floozy wrote:I really like the -1 REP in melee for women.
The only question I have about the -1 REP when firing a heavy weapon is with the towed artillery, such as a towed AT gun. I understand that female crew members would have difficulty in "man-handling" guns into place. When the rule says that they can man a stationary gun without the -1 REP penalty, does that mean they can crew an otherwise towed gun without the. -1 REP penalty if it is stationary in a gun emplacement or trench?
I know this is a hypothetical question since Spanish militias loathed the idea of digging trenches.
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