Chain of Command: Commandos for Operation Aubery
I think it's fair to say that as a scale, 15mm has had me flummoxed. Completely and utterly. I had a lot of fun getting them ready for Chain of Command, but a completely different experience when it came to painting them. Having never done anything in a smaller scale before, I soon found that whilst I may consider myself a good painter of 28mm miniatures, I completely suck at 15mm. And when I tried a tank, well, let's just say I'm, not very good at judging things like shading, highlighting and detailing in 15mm. I much prefer the detail and character of 28mm models. My inability to paint something smaller isn't something I'm proud of, but there it is. Now it wasn't as bad as this lot, but the following clip pretty much explains how I was feeling at this point!
Anyway, in all seriousness, this was a difficult time. I hadn't realised until this point how much I wanted to do some serious WWII wargaming. Nor had I realised how much I was wanting to game Chain of Command. It's not until the option is taken away from you that you realise how important it is to you.
Yes, I know that I have Perry's DAK and British 8th awaiting assembly. The only reason I haven't rushed headlong into this is that I don't have any desert boards to game with them. And as I like my basing material to match my gaming surface, this remains tantalisingly out of reach at the moment.
This is why I decided to use my 15mm models in the first place. I would be able to use them on my green boards. Although I knew I would have to make new road sections. And buildings. And pretty much every bit of scenery from scratch.
Well, digging them out has been a revelation. Thanks to some good friends in SocialMediaLand I was led to a fantastic army list for Operation Aubrey which you can find for yourself right here! I had purchased two packs of Warlord Games' Commandos, so I knew I would have more than enough models for the game.
I was also very pleasantly surprised to see that they came supplied with bases in the blister. And they were protected by a foam insert. This was not the case when I purchased my other metal blisters back in the day, so a big thumbs up to warlord for this. They are also those nice lipped bases. I've become rather fond of them after getting a set for my British Napoleonics for Sharp Practice 2, but that's a different story entirely!
of course, this change now means that I will need a Junior leader for my List Five Vickers K teams. Not a problem though, as I have a solitary leader with SMG already assembled from back in the good old days. It's quite nice to be able to give him a home in the force!
As always, thanks for stopping by!