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Ambush! by Forum
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:42:25 AM »
Would anyone be interested in playing a game of Ambush1 by forum?

The idea would be for 8 of you to play the US squad members as they battle their way through the Germans in Western Europe. I would operate the Germans and game systems through the board game Ambush! It's normally a solitaire game but I thought this might be fun/interesting along the lines of the B-17 and B-29 AARs we've been reading.

We'd start by setting up the squad, playing through at least one mission. If we lose troops along the way others can be recruited.

I'd be posting the map and you all would give me what your orders are for your soldier. Orders are carried out one soldier at a time based on initiative. I can explain the rules as we go. It's pretty simple game but lots of fun.

Squad make up looks something like this:

SSGT (Squad Leader) : Undercovergeek - Initiative: 4, Perception: 6, Weapon Skill: +1, Driving Skill: 8, Movement points: 4, Command radius: 2.
SGT (Asst. Sq. Leader) : Banzai_Cat - Initiative: 3, Perception: 6, Weapon Skill: +1, Driving Skill: 4, Movement points: 4, Command radius: 2.
CPL : mirth - Initiative: 3, Perception: 6, Weapon Skill: 0, Driving Skill: 8, Movement points: 4.
PFC : bob48 - Initiative: 2, Perception: 5, Weapon Skill: -1, Driving Skill: 4, Movement points: 4.
PFC : Double Deuce - Initiative: 2, Perception: 2, Weapon Skill: +1, Driving Skill: 2, Movement points: 4.
PVT : Staggerwing - Initiative: 1, Perception: 3, Weapon Skill: 0, Driving Skill: 0, Movement points: 3.
PVTJudgeDredd- Initiative: 1, Perception: 2, Weapon Skill: -1, Driving Skill: 6, Movement points: 3.
PVTSDR- Initiative: 1, Perception: 3, Weapon Skill: +1, Driving Skill: 4, Movement points: 3.

The first mission would be this:
D-Day Night Drop to Destiny
D-Day, 6 June 1944. In the early morning, your squad’s parent unit is paratrooping on to the Cotentin Peninsula in support of the US landings at Utah Beach. Your squad has been assigned to capture, intact, two bridges in a small hamlet near the town of Carentan. Opposition is expected, although reconnaissance has shown no presence of tanks or heavy weapons in the immediate vicinity of the drop zone.
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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 10:57:23 AM »
im in - assign me as necessary

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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 10:59:56 AM »
im in - assign me as necessary

You wanna be in charge?
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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 11:22:11 AM »
Am I giving orders to the other guys?

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 11:29:15 AM »
Sounds interesting. Sign me up also.

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 11:36:38 AM »
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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 11:57:37 AM »
Am I giving orders to the other guys?

No really... I say you get final say on any decisions that come up.
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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 12:01:20 PM »
Great! I need you three to give me some die rolls so we can get you some personal stats.

I need 3 1d10 rolls each please.

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 12:44:55 PM »
I'm in as a squaddie.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 12:53:07 PM »
Cool! need 3 x 1d10 from you too.
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Re: Ambush! by Forum
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2014, 12:53:26 PM »
I'm in too if there's still room.

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 12:53:46 PM »
Sure thing!

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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 12:54:42 PM »
Just 3 more and we can get started.
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 12:56:59 PM »
If you want, use this site:

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

then choose the number of sides, the number of dice, and how many times to roll 'em.

Edit: if that's an acceptable die-rolling mechanism, my results were:

8 7 4

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2014, 01:02:00 PM »
If you want, use this site:

http://www.roll-dice-online.com/

then choose the number of sides, the number of dice, and how many times to roll 'em.

Edit: if that's an acceptable die-rolling mechanism, my results were:

8 7 4

Good as any. Thanks.
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