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Chain of Command

Parcel in, miniatures out

My parcel from North Star Figures arrived today containing some Bolt Action/Chain of Command German figures as well as a pack of French Foreign Legion command figures for my IHMN company.

For my WWII German force I picked up an leIG 18 Infantry Gun, an 81mm mortar team and a pack of Panzerfaust/Panzerschrek figures from Artizan. All of the German minis were plagued by some serious flash which is a first for me for miniatures from Artizan. As well I had to try to figure out how the leIG 18 went together. It was obvious after fiddling with the parts for a bit but after being spoiled by PSC and Zveda with their numerous build instructions it was a bit disconcerting having to puzzle the model together.

I’ve left the leIG 18 gun assembled but not included on the base with the team to make it easier to paint both it and the infantry miniatures. That will also make it easier to sand the base and get it decorated before putting the gun back on.

Everything is assembled and based now and is just waiting to have some sane put on the bases and then primed. The weather took a turn for the worse recently with temperatures dropping below -10 again so I will have to wait a bit for a chance to prime the miniatures I have waiting to paint.

Chain of Command videos

While digging around on the interweb I came across some videos for a platoon level WWII game from Too Fat Lardies called Chain of Command. The rules use a very interesting game sequence that determines who activates, what you can activate and when turns end. The company posted several videos to YuoTube explaining how the game operates

I found the videos on the Gaming with TooFatLardies blog which has some AARs and other articles about the game.

The videos that demonstrate the game turn can seem a bit like Arnold Rimmer recounting a tale of Risk exploits since those three videos only focus on the command elements of the turn. What is interesting though is how the narrative of the game develops. Its quite unlike any other ruleset I have seen and results in a game that is quite unlike any I’ve seen outside of ASL.

Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a more historical and realistic WWII game experience.

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