Sunday, October 20, 2013
TFL Chain of Command - Unofficial weapon stats for the Falkands / AitUK projects
Well, I finally finished reading Too Fat Lardies (TFL) Chain of Command (CoC) rules. So far, I liked what I read. I might not use the Patrol phase or Jump Off points for all games, but I think that they will work. Anyways, as I mention before, I am planning to use CoC for the smaller Falklands and Anarchy in the UK (AitUK) projects. I want to try out this system with these two projects. But since the stats in the rules are only for WW2, I had to come up with some unofficial stats to cover the weapons for my period. Luckily, most to the weapons were easy to convert over from the WW2 stats. Some I have not figured out yet, but I am going to work on some more later. Also, some of the tactics have changed since WW2, but for the most part, the tactics remained the same for the British from WW2 to the early 1980’s. So, I will be able to the WW2 National Characteristics for the UK in the CoC rules with no changes.
Weapon name / CoC stats
L1A1 self loading rifles / Semi automatic rifle*
L42A1 rifle / Sniper rifle
M16A1 rifle / Assault rifle**
L2A3 Sterling / SMG
L4 Bren / Magazine feed LMG
L7A2 GPMG / Belt feed LMG
L7A2 GPMG (in Sustained Fire mode) / Tripod mounted MMG
M79 grenade launder / Rifle grenade with a minimum range of 10” (30m)
M16A1 & M203 grenade launcher / Assault rifle with rifle grenade (Min. range 10”)***
L9A1 51mm mortar / Light mortar
L16A1 81mm mortar / Medium mortar
L14A1 Carl Gustav recoilless rifle / Working on - Minimum range 1’ (40m)****
L1A1 Rocket 66mm HEAT (LAW) / Working on - Minimum range 3” (10m)
MILAN ATGM / Working on - Minimum range 11’ (400m) – so this will be off board support
40mm grenades available for the M79 & M203 (I don’t know if everything was available in the 1970’s-80’s)
High Explosive Dual Purpose
Star Parachute: White, Green, & Red
White Star Cluster
Smoke Ground Marker: Red, Green, & Yellow
Tactical CS Gas
Notes on the British weapons
*The L1A1 only fired in semi-automatic
**The M16A1 could fire in semi-automatic or full automatic
***The M16A1 & M203 can add their fire together, if the target is the same as the rest of the Fire Team. If it is engaging a separate target, only the grenade counts.
****The ‘Charlie G’ as it was well know in the British ranks had a lot of problems in the Falklands of misfiring due to the very cold temperatures. The Royal Marines with their arctic training had far less problems then their army counterparts. I have not figured up rule for this, but I am thinking about a simple d6 roll the first time that it fired. There will be a chance for totally inoperational, repairable, and workable. I also do not know what the backblast area size is yet.
FM FAL 50.61 self loading rifle (folding stock) / Assault rifle or Semi automatic rifle*
FM FAL 50.41 self loading rifle (fixed stock) / Assault rifle or Semi automatic rifle*
PAM-1 & PAM-2 SMG / SMG
FMK-3 SMG / SMG
Halcón ML-43 & ML-63 SMG / SMG
L34A1 Sterling / SMG
FM FAP (Fusil Automático Pesado) / Automatic rifle**
FM MAG / Belt feed LMG
FM MAG (in Sustained Fire mode) / Tripod mounted MMG
Browning M2HB / Tripod mounted HMG
Rifle grenades / Rifle grenades and working on***
FM 60mm mortar / 60mm Light Mortar
FM 81mm mortar / Med Mortar
M67 90mm recoilless rifle / Working on - Backblast 9” (23m) x 18” (55m) wide****
Notes on the Argentine weapons
*The FM FAL is the same design as the British L1A1, but they were able to be fired fully automatic. However, it appears that the Argentine conscripts did not do this and it should be treated as a semi automatic rifle.
**The Fusil Automático Pesado was a FM FAL designed with a heavier barrel to allow the rifle to be fired in a fully automatic mode all the time, very similar to the US BAR.
***The rifle grenades available are the following: FMK-8 Fragmentation, FMK-6 Illumination, FMK-9 Antitank (penetration 230mm of steel) – still working on what dice it would get vs. armor and minimum ranges.
****The 90mm recoilless rifle’s backblast area is what is considered “Dangerous” and I deleted the additional area that is considered “Caution”. There are no rules for backblast in CoC, so that will be something I will need to add. As of now, I can’t find the minimum range for the 90mm rounds, but when I get home again I will see if I got that data somewhere as I use to be a 90mm gunner. The HEAT round was able to penetrate 350mm of steel.