Last Friday John Warren and myself got to grips with a couple of games of the excellent Chain of Command. Due to my limited collection at the moment of WW2, we only had two platoons with very little support. The rules are great fun and really make you have to think tactically.
The following pictures are of the figures we used and the terrain we played over but they are not pictures of, or trying to recreate the games that we played, these are just some fun pictures of my table with the platoons approaching the hamlet prior to getting to grips with each other.
The German left flank.
The German centre on the main road to the hamlet.
German right flank.
The US Para's approach from the opposite end.
Closing the gap and about to get to grips with each other.
The ideas with the posters on the buildings, the lampposts, signs and gates I copied from Richard Clark of 'Too Fat Lardies' fame who has some great ideas for making terrain look great.
I was asked how I make my roads.
All I use is 2mm hardboard cut to the required size, then PVA glue and sand along the long edges of the road with the pattern side up. When dry, paint dark brown, then dry brush dark grey, then a light dry brush with a midstone along the edges and centre of the road.