Sunday, 9 August 2015
Probe at La Cambe - Chain of Command
Yesterday I was down at the Devon Wargames Group running a Chain of Command game taken from the Pint Sized campaign covering the US 29th Infantry Division and its push along the road to Isigny in days following the landing at Omaha beach. I was fortunate to have the input from Jason and Nathan, to friends who know the rules a lot better than me, and so the game rolled along with lots of action.
I bought Chain of Command when the rules were first published and have picked up the campaign supplements as they have come out, but due to my commitment to the Napoleonic project have spent little time on getting to grips with them.
Yesterday confirmed my opinion that these are a very clever set of WWII rules and really take the game/simulation combination to a new level with their simple but detailed simulation of platoon level WWII combat. I am looking forward to spending more time in future playing them and think I will put together a purpose based set of figures to compliment the orders of battle.
As a bonus the game produced a nail biting finish that made a great afternoon at the club. If WWII gaming is your thing and you haven't checked out Chain of Command or the next level up, I Aint Been Shot Mum, then I would recommend both sets of rules to you.
You can read how the game went on the Devon Wargames blog.