Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Table set for another Big CoC Game, plus BRIT PARA WIP.


Dave Green is bringing his Soviets over to my place this Saturday for another game of 'BIG' Chain of Command. We have yet to sort out all the details and support lists but we will be playing Scenario Three: Attack & Defend, with a few amendments.

 Dave will be using an infantry and armoured platoon, plus supports and I will be fielding my newly painted Waffen SS Panzergrenadier platoon, along with some ATG's. I will be pre placing my ATG's on the map before the game starts and Dave will have additional JOP's on the table edge of each flank.

 Basically the German forces will be defending a built up area in the centre of the table and the Soviets will be attacking from the front and both flanks. We will play the patrol phase as Scenario Three, to establish good JOP's amongst the ruins of the town and then the Soviets will place a JOP on the table edge of both flanks.

You may notice lots of barbed wire in the pictures, this will just be classed as wire fence, so infantry will be able to cross this with two x dice, discarding the lowest. The wire fence offers no cover and is a hindrance for movement of infantry. There is also a concrete bunker on the table which should make interesting gaming.

I always try and send a couple of pictures in advance of the table layout to anyone coming over for a game and as usual I have got carried away.




               
And a bit of window dressing.





















WIP. At the moment I am working on a platoon of British Paratroopers and their supports.


 

40 comments:

  1. Looks awesome Pat! Can't wait to see pics of the game :)

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  2. Beautifully done - first rate mate! Para is coming along very nicely! I can't recall - did you scratch build those train cars or are they kits?

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Jay, they are just standard rolling stock that I bought second hand from a railway shop, sprayed with black primer and then repainted and a little weathering.

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  3. Amazing terrain and british paras!!

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  4. Wow! Wish I could play with you and your toys!

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  5. Brilliant photos!

    Liking the paras too :)

    Warburton

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  6. Looking very good apart. Keen to find out more about the mechanics of "big" CoC. Looking forward to pictures of the game.

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  7. Just fantastic! Place a Plexiglas diorama cover over it and put it into a museum.

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  8. You are such an inspiration to me! I know I have something else to look forward to now! :) Might have to try and get a game in with my son this weekend. LOL!

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  9. Once again Pat, each picture is a gem, we are in the heart of the action in this awesome terrain...next step please!

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  10. Wonderful terrain and model again. This is going to be a very interesting game, I´m sure.

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  11. Excellent setup, wonderful terrain. This promises to be a wonderful game though!

    Enjoy it and show us some pictures of it afterwards.

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  12. Oh stop it! :-) Wonderful table. Pretty much includes all the stuff that is on my (long!) to do list and you are already there. Bravo.
    If I mat ask. That ruined building with brick showing on the side and a german with a
    map on the top floor - do you know where its from? /Mattias

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Mattias, it was so long ago that I can't remember where I got it from, other than it was from a trader at one of the wargame shows.(probably 20yrs or more). It is made of resin and is meant for 20mm but I kept it when I sold my 20mm collection, as I think you can get away with the scale difference with certain destroyed buildings.

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    2. You certainly can. I guessed that it could be 20mm scale but thought like you that it worked really well for 28mm aswell. Thanks for the information. /Mattias

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  13. Excellent looking table Pat! Really like the look of the Para's too!

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  14. Unbelievable as always. Massive inspiration for the Stalingrad terrain I am putting together atm.
    Thanks for sharing as always!

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  15. Thanks again chaps for your kind remarks.

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  16. Those russians are overconfident... no infantry infantry Support...I reckon they are gonna get a right kicking..hit em right ....now!!..front and back before they can get clear of the built up area and manouvre :-D

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  17. Oh well... in my oppinion you should get carried away much more often if the results are such amazing pics to drool over. Here's hoping for some action shots of your game. Looking forward to the paras... there are some hiding in my mountain of shame as well...

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  18. i aspire to your skills in your photos, staging and painting. you have a good eye! keep 'em coming. you're a great inspiration.

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  20. Pat, I have never come across your blog before, however, I am spending hours at work looking at the pretty pictures and great writeups. Amazing stuff here. Great work!!!!

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      WarRaptor, you have just made my day, thanks very much.

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  21. Always an outstanding table and images Pat....love your work mate

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  22. It all looks amazing, but the picture I like the most is if the guy holding the map, looking out the window. The posing is quite funny to me, looks as of he's cursing to himself "their not supposed to be driving those bloody tank's down this road!" :D

    It'd be a real joy to play on that table :)

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  23. Stunning pictures Pat, realy inspirational stuff !

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  24. Great as always.
    One question though; how big is your table?

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Alde Garde, the table is 5ft x 10ft.or just over 1.5 x 3 metres.

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    2. Thansk,
      I wondered if I could play COC on my 4ft x 8 ft tabel in 25*28mm

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    3. In 28mm I think the standard size is 4ft x 6ft or bigger for CoC but it was originally designed for 15mm I believe.

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  25. The detail on your terrain is better than most peoples showcase collections!

    Looks amazing

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  26. Hi Pat,

    Fantastic stuff again mate!
    Just wondered if you could provide some details on how you go about painting your vehicles?
    Cheers mate

    Andy

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    1. Thanks chaps.
      Andy, There should be some info under 'Vehicles' label but off the top of my head, For British:
      Black Primer
      PSC British Green Spray can
      Vallejo Russian Uniform dry brush
      Detail paint - tyres, tracks, stowage
      Black and brown pin wash
      Raw umber wash all over vehicle.
      Vallejo Iraqui Sand dry brush all over vehicle
      Rust effect with sponge stippling
      Light rust wash
      Graphite Pencil
      Weathering powders
      Varnish.

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  27. I'm green with envy when looking at your tables! Simply superb set ups!

    Christopher

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