This third post provides more insights about BAR. For fun and brevity several miniatures from my collections will speak for me. You have questions. They have answers.
For Part 1 see: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/2013/01/lets-talk-about-bar-1.html
For Part 2 see: http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.com/2013/01/lets-talk-about-bar-2.html
We resume again with our celebrated scouts, Troopers Ham and Corey, 10th Hussars, on leave from The Campaigns of General Pettygree [Colonial] Blog escorting BAR inquirers to the drill field.
Trooper Corey: "That's the ticket mate. Set the record straight."
Trooper Ham: "Aye and notice each battalion is in two ranks numbering 27-28 miniatures. One miniature represents twenty historical men. (1:20) Some folks think BAR is only for BIG battalions of 48+ miniatures formed in three ranks at 1:10. Not so."
Trooper Corey: "Seated left to right: Curt B, Jim P. (Der Alte Fritz) and Chris K. Standing left to right: Kurt D., Michael M. and Bill P."
AND --- NEXT ON THE DRILL FIELD
Trooper Corey: "They get the drift mate. Distance To Target: -2, Veteran Crew: +1, Target Moved 10" or More: -1 and 12 Pounder: +4."
Trooper Ham: "The chap on the left is pointing to the round shot line."
Trooper Corey: The other two lads point to the modified firing scores of 7 and 9. They will each run down their columns and find."
Trooper Ham: "Aye. But the fun thing is - you never know what will happen. Plus and this is BIG, target player saving throws offer him chances to affect results with lots of companionable fun; groans and laughs. The target player really gets into it you see - as do the rest."
Trooper Ham: "Aye mate, but we'll save that for the fourth and last installment. We'll add infantry fire too.
Trooper Corey: "But infantry fire is the same as artillery fire with an extra difference for speedy play."
Trooper Ham: "Next time."
1) For more information about BAR see:
2) Cannons are from the SYW 28mm range offered by Elite Miniatures. Peter Moreby has 4, 8 and 12 pounders. See: http://www.eliteminiatures.co.uk/
3) Crews are Willie, RSM, Garrison, Eite Miniatures and Redoubt. See how they all fit in with each other, tall, short, thin and not so thin? It's okay. More variety that way. We like basing arty. crews singly but you don't have to.
4) Questions and remarks welcome below.