Is RoE ever getting more expansions

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Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby TBCheese » Wed May 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Hello,

I have played Rules of engagement ever since its first release and think it is genuinely one of the best WW2 platoon games on the market; the force organisations make the game for me.

I was wondering if there were ever going to be more releases for RoE - expanding upon the free platoon lists currently available for download?

Thanks,

S
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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby Mark at GEG » Thu May 19, 2016 11:22 am

I'll be honest there are no more in the schedule. I did start the Pacific book a long time ago but then lots of other things came up and it was never finished.

We may consider doing a RoE 2 in the near future, just tweaking the rules we have a little.

Is there a particular area you want covering?

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby TBCheese » Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Not curious about any one area specifically.

Out of curiosity how did you calculate the number of company support options for the different platoons? For example the HMGs available. Did you take actual numbers of HMGs in a battalion and divide amongst the platoons? Or was it more of a subjective gameplay decision?

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby TBCheese » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:52 pm

Mark,

Thanks for the reply, and sorry for the delay! You know how wargaming is, you get sidetracked with new projects before coming back full circle. Either way I have been fiddling around with some early war platoons, and I was wondering about company support options.

What do the company support options represent? The assets available at battalion level? Or regiment level? Or even brigade?

So for instance your 1940 French infantry platoon list.
The support company in a french infantry battalion would supply 16x MMGs, 2x 81mm mortars and 2x 25mm AT guns.
The rifle companies themselves also each have 1x 60mm mortar

As there are 12 combat platoons in the battalion, you have ended up with company choices that reflect the "reasonable distribution" of these weapons:
0-2 MMGs
0-1 60mm mortar
0-1 81mm mortar
0-1 25mm AT gun

Is this how you went about it? Does that mean the company support choices are representative of the battalion assets?

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby Mark at GEG » Thu May 24, 2018 9:22 am

Hello,

sorry for the delay!

Yes that's basically the way we did it.

We researched the formations and broke down support to a company level. We tweaked them a little bit to give an element of game balance but on the whole they were accurate for the formations at the time.

We're actually in the early stages of working through RoE 2 at the moment, hopefully for release next year.

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby TBCheese » Fri May 25, 2018 1:14 pm

Thanks for getting back to me!

I had been playing around with creating organisations for a lot of platoons, but sort of lost steam, i'll have to dig out my notes.

If memory serves I had started on the outline of:
Polish Cavalry Platoon 1939
Norwegian Rifle Platoon 1940
Belgian Rifle Platoon 1940
French Motorcycle Platoon 1940
French Cavalry Platoon 1940
French Chasseurs Portes 1940
French Dragons Portes 1940
Greek Rifle Platoon 1940
Bulgarian Rifle Platoon 1941
Romanian Rifle Platoon 1941

They are all in various states from bare notes to near complete. No work on stats, special rules or CEs but its researching the organisations that I enjoy! I was trying to get a really comprehensive list of early war platoons together. As you can see!

Looking forward to RoE2,

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby Mark at GEG » Wed May 30, 2018 2:06 pm

Wow, there's a lot of stuff there!

Anything that you sort we can clarify/clean up and then get them turned into RoE orders of battle.

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby TBCheese » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:43 am

I've started some posts in the "creating a platoon" section for the different platoons. Hopefully people can help fill in the gaps!

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Re: Is RoE ever getting more expansions

Postby Mark at GEG » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:22 pm

This is great stuff.

I'll start to go through it all and get you any feedback.

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