Sunday, September 29, 2013

First game of Chain of Command

First Chain of Command game completed amongst packing up my house and getting ready to move.  I hate moving!
Anyway, my group and I ran our first game of Chain of Command.  A simple meeting engagement scenario with the Americans vs. Germans.
We had two young guys playing this time and they hadn't really play historical games before.  They caught on rather quickly.
My friend James and Sam playing the Americans.

Anthony and I played the Germans.  Since I was teaching I let Anthony control the bulk of the German forces.

The patrol phase went smoothly for trying it the first time.  Both sides locked down pretty quickly.

The Americans deployed first taking the farm house.  A German squad took up a position to fire on the house.  The building was tough and caused no damage.
More American troops appeared.

German squad took a beating and fell back into a line of trees.  They would soon lose that jump off point.

More Americans came pouring over the hill.
German armor arrives!

Another squad tries to make it across the field but didn't make it and fell to the ground for more cover.

The German armor backs up the squad.
The Americans push forward.

The Germans tried to push around the other side of the board and took an American Jump off point.
The Americans didn't bite on the flank move and kept pushing forward.

The German squad took some shock from accurate American fire.
The German tank sits in the tree line and waits for the Sherman coming down the road.

Close Assault time!

No more german squad. Killed to the man.

The Sherman rolls down the road and survives a couple of shots from the German tank.

The game soon ended after this as the German morale dropped to zero and they retreated back off the board.  We were very happy with the game played and at how fast we all picked up the sequence the flow of the game quickly.  I did spend some time flipping through the rule book looking for things but that was expecting with a first run.
We will be playing this again in October when we get together.
I've been using Too Fat Lardies rules for several years now and I think this is their best product that they have put out.


  1. Looks good, Victor! Tell me a bit about the venue where you're playing; It looks like there's a sort of concession stand there, and maybe computers for FTF computer games? I am looking for idea to make our FLGS and the great space they acquired a commercially viable proposition re: miniature wargaming.

    Hope the move goes well - we last moved (to our present house) about 25 years ago, and I said "That's it; I'm DYING here - not moving again!" And that was moving a whopping 3 miles. Hopefully your move is short as well.


  2. The store is called Guardian Games in Portland. They have computers set up for FTF games, a movie viewing area, a over 21 area to drink beer and play games. They do have concessions, tons of games, lots of miniatures (most of them are main stream fantasy, scfi stuff and flames of war). You can reserve tables for a $2 fee. They also mark the table with a reserved sign with your name and game you are playing. The space itself is huge. They also provide terrain if its needed. The biggest plus is parking. Their last venue was also good but the parking was horrible. We love it there and the staff has been great to us. We are the odds ones in the store playing historicals compared to the 99% playing Warhammer, D&D etc...