28/05/2019 at 18:57 #115451
On Sunday we played our first game of Chain of Command, we really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to playing it again soon. Check out the full AAR on my blog here:
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com29/05/2019 at 09:06 #115461fairoaks024Participant
since our club tried CoC, we haven’t gone back to any of our previous WW2 sets.
really captures the feel of the ‘friction’ of combat. And the only rules ive ever played where ‘man of the match’ was a 2″ mortar team who only fired smoke for the whole game 😎29/05/2019 at 15:24 #115474Rod RobertsonParticipant
It’s a great set of rules, CoC is. TFL really did a great job in crafting them. Great fun to play and never the same game twice, even if you try to reproduce it.
Nice minis and terrain in your game. A very interesting report too. Thanks for posting and I look forward to more CoC reports. Happy gaming.
Rod Robertson.29/05/2019 at 17:41 #115495
Cheers guys, I’m glad you both enjoyed the report. CoC certainly feels a lot less clunky than some rules sets, it will definitely warrant a return.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com29/05/2019 at 20:10 #115500
I tried to like them, but found the games too similar for my liking. Each to their own though and I’m glad you like them.29/05/2019 at 21:14 #115504
Fair enough as you say each to their own. Did you try to shake it up a bit with different OOBs?
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com30/05/2019 at 06:52 #115509
We played NWE, Allies vs Germans. Invariably our games came down to the MG42 in a building dominating the game, using the standard scenarios in the book. Historically accurate one could say, but rather dull. Also we always felt that just platoon on platoon felt wrong, so maybe IABSM would have been better. In the end I carried on with BKCII and have recently bought Bolt Action II just for some fun, smaller scale actions to scratch that itch.30/05/2019 at 15:01 #115543Lardy RichParticipant
Abwehrschlacht, great to hear you enjoyed your first game. We are still having far too much fun with CoC six years on; we’ve just played a rather thrilling game recording for Lard TV today.
With regards MG42s dominating, they are powerful bits of kit. However, don’t forget smoke and suppressing fire that can negate their powers and allow you to out-manoeuvre them.
Playing the period, not the rules, since 200230/05/2019 at 16:22 #115552Iain FullerParticipant
I usually play Germans and as Rich says the MG42 can be easily countered by using smoke and manoeuvring round the threat or brassing it up with covering fire (you know, tactics). They can’t shoot everywhere at once. Also if all that fails a judicious application of tank delivered HE usually does the trick.
I’d also suggest trying out a Pint Sized Campaign, you’ll definitely see the light then.30/05/2019 at 19:09 #115563
Swoon! The game designer has commented! In seriousness, Rich, they really work well and I like the modern feel of the game. What is the scope for using more than a single platoon? Also, I had another question, when you are allowed to pick something for support, does it only mean only ONE thing or any number of things in that particular list?
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com30/05/2019 at 19:39 #115565fairoaks024Participant
I can answer your second question.
the support level is how many points you can spend on those options.
if you have 6 points, it can be any combination adding up to 6 , so for example one thing off the 6 point chart, or one off the 1 plus one of the 2 plus one off the 3.
you can duplicate entries if you want, as long as you don’t go over your level.
30/05/2019 at 19:45 #115568
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ah thanks! That makes a hellalot more sense now! I had it that you chose only one item off the support level list.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com30/05/2019 at 20:31 #115570
Believe you me, we did use ‘tactics’ in the form of smoke etc, but still it didn’t ‘click’. Not sure why, but chatting with other friends (experienced gamers to a man), they felt the same. However we all preferred Sharp Practice II.01/06/2019 at 10:42 #115650Lardy RichParticipant
Abwehrschlacht, we play lots of games with multiple platoons using the free ro download Big Chain of Command notes. You’ll find them here:
Steve. Good to know you enjoy SP.
Playing the period, not the rules, since 200216/06/2019 at 12:07 #116424
Sorry for the delay in replying, I’ve been on holiday! Thanks for the link Rich, I will check them out when we have a few smaller games under our belts.
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