Jon was kind enough to host a game of Chain of Command on Black Friday, and it has reignited my interest in my WWII Skirmish collection. The rules remind me of a more streamlined Battleground WWII which bodes well as those are my favorite rules for 20th C. skirmishing.
I want to try a few son-assisted test games to get the rules down, so I decided to use the opportunity to update my old, neglected collection:
First up I am doing my Market Garden US Airborne. These are primarily FAA and SHQ figs with some other brands sprinkled in to fill gaps. The Chain of Command lists uses two large sections in the platoon with all the extras (Flame Throwers, Bazookas, MMGs, etc) pulled in on a points basis. The result is the discovery that I am three basic riflemen short of two squads required. (Too many extra BARs and Thompsons for my own good). Stealing from some on-line sources, I decided to rebase my leaders on Hex or Octagonal bases (Whatever I had in the bin.) to make them stand out easier. In addition, I went with some flowering plants or leafy shrubs on all the command figs to make then readily visible. I think it works great,and will probably add something similar to make the BARs stand out as well. (They tend to look like M1s at a distance in 20mm.)
|Command group with Platoon Sergeant(L) and Platoon Leader (R)|
|0.30cal team on the move.|