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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Chain of Command Germans - second attempt

Just to prove that the German core platoon for Chain of Command is done here is a second attept at posting photos. the first set were far too dark so hopefully these are clearer:

The full platoon



3 man platoon command: Leutnant - Markus Reiner


1st Squad


1st Squad Junior Leader - Obergefreiter Jurgen Tilsner


1st Squad MG42 team



1st Squad Rifle team


2nd Squad leader - Obergefreiter Herman Weiss




2nd squad MG42 team


2nd Squad rifle team


2nd Squad


3rd Squad leader - Obergefreiter Johann Behrendt




3rd squad MG42 team


3rd squad rifle team


3rd Squad



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chain of Command Soviets

Good job I completed the bulk of the German project - Today a box arrived with some opponents, Soviets from Crusader Miniatures.  I have enough figures for the following:

Core Platoon:
Command
1 x Officer (Senior Leader)

3 Rifle Squads each consisting of:

1 x Junior Leader with SMG
7 Riflemen
1 x LMG with 2 crew

Total Platoon strength = 31

I also have figures to build the following support elements:
1 x Maxim Machine Gun
1 x 50mm Mortar
1 x 3-man Flamethrower team

in order to track progress, here is the progress chart:

Late War Soviet Platoon

Core Platoon

Command
Not Complete
1st Squad
Not Complete
2nd Squad
Not Complete
3rd Squad
Not Complete


Support

Flamethrower team
Not Complete
Maxim Machine Gun
Not Complete
50mm Mortar
Not Complete


WW2 Late War German project for Chain of Command Complete!

Well, after a couple of long painting sessions, my Late War German army for Chain of Command is complete!  The force consists of the the following:

A core platoon consisting of:
Command HQ
1 x senior leader
2 man Panzershreck Team

3 Squads each consisting of
1 x Junior leader
6 man rifle team
3 man MG42 Team

Total platoon strength: 33

Support elements consisting of:
1 Mortar team
1 Tripod mounted MG42 Team

I also managed to piece together some bonus support elements:
2 man Panzershreck team
1 additional Senior Leader


In order to bulk out the support elements further, I'll probably order another infantry squad or two, another mortar and MG42 Team, a medic, a forward air observer, and probably a tank or two.... but that can wait for now.  I'm just pleased I finished the initial project.  Here is the completed progress chart:

Late War German WW2

Core Platoon

Command Complete
1st Squad Complete
2nd Squad Complete
3rd Squad Complete


Support

Mortar Support Complete
MG42 Support Complete


Bonus Support

Senior Leader Not Completed
Panzershrek Team Complete

I'll post some pictures soon - the last set of pictures were far too dark, so i need to play around with lighting sources.