BR vs Cost: A big gap?

BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby Troy » 30 Jul 2017

For some training games at the club, I've put together two 600+ point lists from Tobruk.

There is a difference of 6 in the battle rating between the two forces, with the Germans ahead on BR for 2 less points in force cost.

Is this a fairly normal breakdown with BR difference, or did I screw up my forces somewhere?

(These aren't designed to be competitive lists- I was going for basic troop types to get a feel for the rules)

Germans: 613 pts - BR 52
HQ in PZIIIF

Schutzen Platoon
With Mortar Spotter ability, Anti-tank Grenades officer
Anti-tank grenades for the troops
Added a Pak36

PzIII H Platoon (3 tanks)
PzIV D Platoon (4 tanks)

Off-table mortars
Forward Observer

8.8 AT Gun
Recce: SdKfz 223 Armoured Cars


Brits: 615 pts BR 46

HQ in a Crusader 2

Motor Rifle Platoon with AT Grenades
with HMG Team and 2pdr AT Gun

2x Crusader tank platoon (upgraded all to Crusader II)
Honey Tank Platoon
Off Table Mortars
Forward Observer in a Dingo
2prd Portee
Humber Armored car (Command, and 2 Humbers)
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Re: BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby Greebs » 30 Jul 2017

You've given the Brits off-table arty, but not the Germans. O-T guns cost a fair slice of points, but get you bugger all BR - that's why there's such a difference.
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Re: BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby Troy » 30 Jul 2017

Greebs wrote:You've given the Brits off-table arty, but not the Germans. O-T guns cost a fair slice of points, but get you bugger all BR - that's why there's such a difference.


It's there. Forgot to list it. Added it to the list above (it was on the master list I had ready). Points haven't changed.
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Re: BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby Piers » 30 Jul 2017

Yes it's normal.

I would advise slightly smaller games for 'training' games.

300 - 400 points
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Re: BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby dead1 » 01 Aug 2017

Troy,

The gap isn't that big in this instance (6 points). Try playing a defensive game and loading up on defences ala trenches, minefields and bunkers. But that reflects the lack of flexibility and overall battlefield resilience (in a modern context) that a small entrenched and largely immobile force will have. It's easier to envelop, lacks flexibility and struggles to act proactively compared to a mobile one using combined arms.


(Of course the defences will make life miserable for the attacker if placed well!)
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Re: BR vs Cost: A big gap?

Postby Piers » 01 Aug 2017

Our game at the weekend was 80 versus 40 BR... :grin:
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