I recently returned home from my two weeks family holiday in Austria and was excited to find the new 'Chain of Command' WW2 rule set in amongst the post. I ordered the bundle which included the book, PDF and all the markers that go with the set and am very pleased with the quality of it all.
John Warren is coming over to my place next Friday for a game and so I thought it would be ideal to give these a go. I have played them once before at Salute when Richard and Nick of the 'Too Fat Lardies' fame were umpiring the game but I will have to do some reading of the rules before then as I am not going to have their expertise this time. Having said that, both John and myself have gamed with some of the other TFL rule sets and they are very user friendly, so I am sure we will cope.
The only problem is, I need to paint up some more German's to give myself enough figures for an Ad hoc platoon for the game, so I will need to get my skates on.
I have just finished these Artizan Miniature figures and have been experimenting with the camo.
I also need to paint up a third section before Friday and as I have these German Para's already pre-based and primed, it will save me time if I paint these. (I did say it was going to be an Ad hoc platoon.)
I have plenty of American Para's for this game and hopefully at some point in the future I will have vehicles and the correct unmixed platoons along with additional support.
On holiday, we did a fair bit of walking through woods in the Alps and I noticed the floor was covered in a type of moss/lichen which I thought might be ideal for the wargames table as it was very dry and had no little insects in amongst it.
I have put a 28mm Perry's figure next to it for scale and the picture below shows it to the right of the commercial product that most of us use.
As long as it doesn't rot down to quickly it should be fine and it is free, so I will have a go at making some woodland bases with this in the future.
I will try and catch up with some of your blogs over the next few days but I also need to get those Germans painted, varnished and the bases finished before Friday.