Wednesday, 15 January 2014

WW2 Engineers and Obstacles for Chain of Command

Still on the WW2 theme, thanks to the very addictive TFL's Chain of Command WW2 rules and Warlord's German Pioneer box set.

With Chain of Command you can beef up your platoon with a variety of options from the support list, depending on the scenario and how many points you have available to spend. For example if you are in a defensive role you may want to choose minefields, barbed wire or a road block in the form of Czech hedgehogs or concrete blocks. Conversely, if you are the attacking force you may need to choose mine clearance, wire cutting or demolition teams from your support list to clear the obstacles.

So here is what I have done so far....

Made from off cuts of plastic sprue.





Using foam board gives you the opportunity to dig down and give the blast hole some depth.

When your engineers have cleared the mine field or cut through the barbed wire you need to be able to show this.




In Chain of Command any tracked vehicle can also clear a path through barbed wire.

Demolition team for getting rid of those tank traps.
Flamethrowers are also on the engineer support list.
The engineers so far. There should be a crew of three for each team.

Chain of Command also use scenic 'jump-off points'. You can buy these in resin from Too Fat Lardies (the four on the left in the finished set are from TFL the rest are either scratch built or from Wargames Foundry German Para set.


I also got around to finishing off the check point from Wargames Foundry.
and painted up my Panzer IV tank commander from Warlord.

My next post I will show some action shots of the engineers on my table that I have set up for Scenario 6 from Chain of Command 'ATTACK ON AN OBJECTIVE' which will be the bridge.  


  1. Outstanding work Pat! Thanks for some good tips. If it comes to inspiration for terrain making your blog is definitely a great place to go.

  2. Great tip for the hedgehogs! Now I'm a bit annoyed that I cleared out all my half empty sprues...

    And great minis all along!

  3. Lovely looking terrain, but the action shots are even better. I love the jerry prone next to the wire.

  4. Always delighted to see your work Pat and this no exception! Wonderful!


  5. Amazing work...and pictures!

  6. Greate work Pat ! Thanks for all the ideeas !

    best regards Michael

  7. Really nice work. Great ideas.

  8. Fantastic terrain, troops and tank, Pat!

  9. Such an inspiring blog to visit! Great work and pictures

  10. Mate every-time i visit this blog I want to do better with my own hobby - great work !

  11. Inspired use of 'waste' plastic sprue, great looking results.

  12. Excellent work! I will unshamelessly inspired in these photos to do a similar project

  13. Really impressive, I think I may borrow some of your ideas.


  14. Stunning work, Pat !
    It's always a pleasure to come here and watch your excellent results.

  15. Pat, you do make the most delightful terrain pieces; I am absolutely in awe of this fabulous collection.

  16. Inspirational work! I'll definitely borrow your ideas for my own table.

  17. Excellent stuff there Pat! Lovely terrain!

  18. Those are beautiful terrain pieces. You have one of the best blogs I've ever been to.