Posts Tagged ‘Chain Of Command’

Infantry Colonel

Posted on June 23rd, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m re-reading this autobiographical account of the campaign in NW Europe, specifically the actions of the 5th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, written by it’s C.O. Brigadier George Taylor. My original copy was very warped and had seen bett…

28mm German WW2 SS

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s a few German SS I finished up. These are the first part of a larger force. Figures are from Warlord Games.I did these in plane tree camo, with a mix of the summer and autumn colors for variety. I’ll be adding more to this project when I get back…

Summer Holiday Project Re-Think

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been debating whether or not the IABSM 15mm project is the best option for the holidays, mainly due to the vast number of plastic figures and vehicles that I’d need to assemble, let alone eventually paint. As an alternative, I’ve been considering …

All Hell Let Loose 14

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The first painted WW2 vehicles in over a year and hopefully not the last this year.  All three vehicles come from Britannia Miniatures – now Grubby Tanks – and have painted well. Shown below from left to right there is:SDKFZ 140 Flakpanzer 38…

Armoured Guardsmen

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I’m finishing the half term holidays with a change of reading focus to NW Europe from D-Day to the Rhine and beyond. The campaign in NW Europe after the break out from Normandy has been an interest of mine for ages, with best laid plans for w…

15mm Forwards

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One of the big plans for 2018, in fact the only big plan at the moment, is to switch from 28mm to 15mm for company and platoon level wargaming. This is now closer to actually happening after my birthday delivered a 15mm Plastic Soldier Company&nbs…

PSC 15mm US Tank Company

Posted on January 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

My proper birthday present this week is a Plastic Soldier Company US Tank Company boxed set, which I’m told is on the way to me in the post from Amazon. This was a bit of an afterthought by the other half, who asked me what I wanted and who I subs…

L’Armee de l’ombre

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I have all three books in the L’Armee de l’ombre trilogy now, having popped into the local bookstore while shopping for the trip home. This series of graphic novels details the experience of a group of soldiers on the Eastern Front, so it is pretty bru…

Dusting off some old favourites… AVBCW.

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on postings, so much for winding down in my notice period at work :-)Another 3 years have passed and time to dust off the AVBCW Collection, every now and again its good to revisit Worcester in 1938 and the exploits of Harry Doyle and Se…

Dusting off some old favourites… AVBCW.

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on postings, so much for winding down in my notice period at work :-)Another 3 years have passed and time to dust off the AVBCW Collection, every now and again its good to revisit Worcester in 1938 and the exploits of Harry Doyle and Se…

TooFatLardies Games Day in Vienna

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s no secret that TooFatLardies are my favourite rules publisher. Fortunately, there are a couple of like-minded individuals around. Last Friday, a bunch of us got together to play and present TFL games. The idea was to showcase the rules and…

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Worst Case Scenario #15: A Pint-Sized Campaign for the Battle of Ortona

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I painted up a force of WWII Canadian infantry and a troop of Sherman tanks with the idea of staging a game set around the 1943 Battle of Ortona – ‘Canada’s Little Stalingrad’.  I’ve enjoyed reading JohnM’s posts recounting his gro…

Worst Case Scenario #15: A Pint-Sized Campaign for the Battle of Ortona

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I painted up a force of WWII Canadian infantry and a troop of Sherman tanks with the idea of staging a game set around the 1943 Battle of Ortona – ‘Canada’s Little Stalingrad’.  I’ve enjoyed reading JohnM’s posts recounting his gro…

The Raid on Los Banos – A Chain of Command Scenario.

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Sometimes you have to be that little bit creative if you are to get all the toys on the table.
My opponent had invested in a shiny new platoon of US Para’s all tooled up but no one to fight, meanwhile my Japs have been locked in their case for a year or so – There must be a scenario surely when these to forces fought?
Google of course came to our rescue and an encounter in early 1945 were the 1st Battlalion 511th took part in the Raid at Los Baños, freeing over 2,000 foreign Allied civilians from a Japanese internment camp south of Manila, this midweek scenario represents the assault on the main gate.
The Guard House, the Para’s will be coming on from the right.

The camp Garrison deploy.

The 511th look to flank the Japanese defenders.

So much for the curse of newly painted figures.

On the left flank Marines in support move up.

A double 6 and to moves on the trot allow the US to catch the Japs napping.

Tommy guns and BAR’s make short work of the defenders.

In a vain attempt to push the Para’s back, with a Banzai the Japs charge.
It’s all over the Japs force morale breaks.
A terrible game for the Japanese the formation was to cumbersome with no teams within the section and mad charges could not match the US fire power in close combat. The surprise entry of the tank made no difference and the Japanese force morale was broken in under 2 hours….
I shall be putting this one down to experience – Who said newly painted figures always lose.

The Raid on Los Banos – A Chain of Command Scenario.

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Sometimes you have to be that little bit creative if you are to get all the toys on the table.
My opponent had invested in a shiny new platoon of US Para’s all tooled up but no one to fight, meanwhile my Japs have been locked in their case for a year or so – There must be a scenario surely when these to forces fought?
Google of course came to our rescue and an encounter in early 1945 were the 1st Battlalion 511th took part in the Raid at Los Baños, freeing over 2,000 foreign Allied civilians from a Japanese internment camp south of Manila, this midweek scenario represents the assault on the main gate.
The Guard House, the Para’s will be coming on from the right.

The camp Garrison deploy.

The 511th look to flank the Japanese defenders.

So much for the curse of newly painted figures.

On the left flank Marines in support move up.

A double 6 and to moves on the trot allow the US to catch the Japs napping.

Tommy guns and BAR’s make short work of the defenders.

In a vain attempt to push the Para’s back, with a Banzai the Japs charge.
It’s all over the Japs force morale breaks.
A terrible game for the Japanese the formation was to cumbersome with no teams within the section and mad charges could not match the US fire power in close combat. The surprise entry of the tank made no difference and the Japanese force morale was broken in under 2 hours….
I shall be putting this one down to experience – Who said newly painted figures always lose.

Losing that gaming mojo 3

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hoping to have another game of Chain of Command soon and this time will be looking at movement and shooting with more detail.Have noticed that in WW2 gaming the scenery is as important if not more so than the actual figures as it really does determine …

Losing that gaming mojo 2

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Well after the first post with this title tried something new – Chain of Command.WW2 is a period that has always been of interest; probably due to growing up in the seventies when a good war movie was considered a good film until circa ’77 and a certai…

1/72 Winter FJs part 2

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi guysHave added more detail to these, started on the sleeves and hoods, once done will do any pants that need it (some of the figs now look a little skinny in the legs) then will start adding gear were needed. I’m pretty happy with how they are turni…

1/72nd Winter FJs for Coc Project part 1

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi guysFeeling really frustrated at the moment at my lack of ability to finish any of my many, many stalled projects, so I am going to attempt to finish this long lost winter Fallschirmjager platoon +They are mostly Italeri tropical FJs, and Caesa…

20 mm Conversions for Chain of Command

Posted on August 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First, a couple of warnings. The photos are not great – the camera is old and I am no Karsh. Secondly, 20mm is my cheap and dirty scale to do North West Europe quickly and with a small investment. Efforts are focused on getting toys on the table rather…

Bus Conversion – Part 1

Posted on August 6th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

As mentioned in my last post, during my travels in Malta, I picked up three toy busses. Two have been put aside for display and future use in a Hercules game but the third was earmarked for my British Home Guard.Three BussesI will note here that there …

Wyvern Wargames All-Dayer

Posted on December 11th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Last weekend Wyvern Wargamers held the annual winter all-day club. Three of us, plus my visiting brother Gharak got all of our toys it to play a game of big Chain of Command Espana. We played the Battle of Seseña October 1936, an excellent scenario kin…

The Other Partizan and SCW CoC

Posted on September 13th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

I got a gaming double-header last Sunday, kicking off with a visit to The Other Partizan up at Newark. Nor a show I’d been to before, held (for the last time) at the gloomy and labyrinthine Kelham Hall.Unusually, I was completely uninspired around the …

Wvyern All Dayer – Chain of Command

Posted on July 30th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

July brings another all-dayer up at a Wyvern, and Ade was kind enough to bust out his massive 15mm WWII Normaspndy collection. We played the first day of Operation Epsom using Big Chain of Command – the first day of the assault on 26 June 1944 by the t…

Terrain-athon

Posted on July 12th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

It’s been a pleasant summer over the past few weeks, and I’ve realised I haven’t put brush to miniature for over a month. While my painting hole is a cooler room in the house, the paint still dries too quickly to suit me. Instead, I’ve hit the ter…