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Brettevillette, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm Last week we all agreed to take along our Second World War toys, as we hadn’t played that period for a while. It used to be a leading wargames staple, but in the last year or so other periods have overtaken it. This was going to be

Fleury-La-Rivière, 1918

The Great War, Chain of Command, 28mm This is actually a report of two games rather than one. Rather, on Thursday night we had a practice game, and managed to work out what not to do. Then, on the Saturday, we ran this as a participation game at Deep Fried Lard 2017, the small annual

Châtillon-sur-Marne, 1918

The Great War, Chain of Command, 28mm This was a strange night. First of all, it was a Tuesday rather than a Thursday, as the building is being used for local council elections next week. That’s so we can elect another bunch of boobies in Edinburgh, who’ll blow yet more money on their white elephant

Mazières, Normandy, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm Nothing says Christmas like an MG34. That seemed to be the tag line for this game, set in Normandy in August 1944. Motorised infantry of the 1st Polish Armoured Division were advancing south from Caen to Falaise, and having secured the open ground around St. Sylvain and

The Bois de la Vauche, 1916

The Great War, Chain of Command, 28mm We hadn’t played a Great War game in ages, so this week Campbell and I put that right. We fought a small platoon-level skirmish, set in the shattered remains of the Bois de Vauche in late February 1916. The wood lies outside Verdun, about a mile north of Fort

Khlevnoye, Voronezh Front, 1943

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This game was played during one of my visits to Orkney. In my absence the guys in the Orkney Wargames Club have been living on an almost total diet of Chain of Command, and although their terrain still looks very western front, their games are now set

The Battle for Jamon Serrano, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm It finally happened. Chris Henry and I had been planning to play this game for weeks, but each time emergency child-minding duty got in the way. this week though, we finally got to play the game. We both have Spanish Civil War figures, but for this game

Fight for Tres Cantos, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm My old sparring partner Dougie Trail was in town this Thursday, and so we celebrated by staging a small Spanish Civil War game using Chain of Command. Rather, we used CoC and its variant – CoC Espana. This was a small meeting engagement in a small village

Evercy, Normandy, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This Thursday I was up in Orkney, arriving after a six hour drive and a one hour ferry crossing. I joined in a game staged by Alan Bruce, with two of the other usual Orkney crowd – Sean and Gyles. I have to say, although I was

Bretteville, Normandy, 1944

Second World War , Chain of Command, 28mm After our Great War game two weeks ago using the prototype of Great CoC, we decided to opt of an everyday game, using the rules as they were written, rather than with Great War amendments. Essentially the aim was familiarisation – both Campbell Hardie and Bill Gilchrist

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