Many moons ago, I got a bit hot and bothered on Chain of Command as I really wanted a game that "zoomed in" on the platoon level and had a strong campaign element. I also really wanted a game that felt laid back that lent itself to narrative play. I enjoyed my games of Chain of Command, but after moving back to the states, I found it difficult to get a game together using the FOW basing. Finally, I reached out to WWPD's
Paint Slave good friend Sonbae to knock out a German Grenadier platoon and a US Rifle platoon for me!
I marked the bases for easy identification. Here you see a US Platoon with 2 senior leaders (Platoon LT and the Platoon Sergeant). There are also 3 squads, each comprised of an NCO, a BAR team (4 men), and a Rifle team (8 men). The platoon also has a Bazooka team. US Rifles get to re-roll 1s, which is a HUGE help for my dice luck!
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The Germans are similar, but lack the second Senior leader which is a pretty big disadvantage! The 3 squads are a bit smaller, but their MGs put out a heck of a lot more fire than the BAR!
Conclusions: This was an interesting game. I think I was far too timid with the Germans- I should've moved the tree-line platoon out to assault the US in the town. I should've assaulted the US on the left. BUT as a game to get familiar with the rules, I think it fit the bill! Sean and I played a much closer game the following night, so make sure to check back!