Posts Tagged ‘Chain Of Command’

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 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 …

Snow in August….

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

What with one thing and another games have been a little thin on the ground recently.When it was suggested by a fellow gamer that he had never tried Chain of Command and as he had been making a US Para force could we run through the rules how could I r…

Snow in August….

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

What with one thing and another games have been a little thin on the ground recently.When it was suggested by a fellow gamer that he had never tried Chain of Command and as he had been making a US Para force could we run through the rules how could I r…

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…

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…

1/72 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…