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xccam
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« on: 28 August 2018, 07:30:56 PM »

Hi all,
Recently finished painting the cores to 2 Chain of Command forces, using Pendraken models so a battle needn't take up much space at all.

British Platoon

Platoon HQ
Lieutenant
Platoon Sergeant
Piat Team
2" mortar Team

Sections A - C
Corporal
six riflemen
Bren Gun with 3 crew

Platoon Support
2" Mortar
Universal carrier (4 crew, bren gun)

German Platoon

Platoon HQ
Unterfeldwebel
Panzerschreck Team

Squads 1-3
Obergefreiter
MG42 with 2 crew
7 riflemen

Platoon Support
Panzerschreck Team
Pak 36 with Stielgranate ammunition

I have a few supports to paint up for each platoon such as additional squads, armoured support and weapons teams - but I am happy with them for a week's worth of work.
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mad lemmey
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« Reply #1 on: 28 August 2018, 07:41:49 PM »

Oh my (insert deity/deities of choice), those are incredible. Absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2018, 08:24:39 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: 28 August 2018, 09:38:53 PM »

Just wonderful! Love what you've done Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: 28 August 2018, 09:52:42 PM »

Wow!
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« Reply #5 on: 28 August 2018, 09:59:07 PM »

Those are a bit good!! Great work.

We played quite a lot of CoC with 10mm figures, some multi-based some in pairs. I'm pretty sure we used the distances in the rules - which are pretty close to 10mm scale IIRC. It gave a really good look to the table - with the feel of distance. But if you want / need to play in a small area then dropping the distances to cm from inches would work well to compress the game.
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« Reply #6 on: 28 August 2018, 10:16:34 PM »

Thanks for the kind words.

@Fred at the moment the plan is to drop to cm, but if/when I build up enough ww2 terrain for a full 6'4' would definitely look good to scale the game back up all the way!
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« Reply #7 on: 28 August 2018, 11:13:48 PM »

This is 5 star eye candy !

Proves the point that Pendraken 10mm have enough personality and detail to be individually based.  Cof C works on what ? 12" = 40 yards .  Shows 10mm with detail and good paint work can replace 15mm.

Thank you very much for sharing, and look forward to battle reports!  Thumbs up
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« Reply #8 on: 29 August 2018, 07:13:12 AM »

Very nice...but that's not a two inch mortar and where's the PIAT? If the Germans have that Panzer-thingy-bazooka-knock-off the Brits should have a PIAT. Also why the Carrier? That should be over in the carrier platoon doing recon, not 'supporting' rifle platoons.
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« Reply #9 on: 29 August 2018, 07:31:51 AM »

Jolly good chaps!

I put together several platoons for CoC in 10mm when the rules first came out. It didn't mean playing in a smaller area but the ground scale looked more realistic (Rich did tell me once that the ground scale for CoC was somewhere between 15mm and 10mm).

Unfortunately everyone else insisted on playing with "giants", 20mm and even 28mm, which I think really crowds a 6x4 table.
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« Reply #10 on: 29 August 2018, 08:50:47 AM »

They look ace, and I bet they look much better and in scale on the table than the 28's too!
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« Reply #11 on: 29 August 2018, 10:03:10 AM »

excellent job on those!  Thumbs up
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« Reply #12 on: 29 August 2018, 10:47:56 AM »

Very nice...but that's not a two inch mortar and where's the PIAT? If the Germans have that Panzer-thingy-bazooka-knock-off the Brits should have a PIAT. Also why the Carrier? That should be over in the carrier platoon doing recon, not 'supporting' rifle platoons.
You are quite right, I chose 3" mortars for ease of "scanning" the battlefield and identifying the mortar single based at a distance.
The PIAT actually to the right of the 2 mortars, hidden mostly behind a man firing his rifle.
As for the carrier - Chain of Command gives many options for "support" and I wanted one of the most iconic AFVs the Brits can take.
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« Reply #13 on: 29 August 2018, 11:07:12 AM »

Very good stuff. Corse they are numbered, not lettered sections, and the PIAT was a compamy level weapon, which might be issued to a platoon....  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: 29 August 2018, 11:07:49 AM »

Given that despite their ubiquity no one could quite decide what to do or how to use their Carriers, it's no way unfeasible to have one stooging around "supporting" the infantry. Probably having just brought up a vital under armour (ho-ho) delivery of cigarettes, tea and bully beef sandwiches Wink

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