Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Chain of Command Change of Scale

 
I've been thinking about this for a while and have decided that, once the Warlord Japanese are finished, I'll be switching over to 15mm for Chain of Command, leaving 28mm for squad level skirmish gaming and Bolt Action. This makes a lot of sense to me, given the relative cost and time factor involved with 15mm compared to 28mm, even when plastics are taken into consideration. 
 
I'm also more comfortable painting in 15mm and, therefore, can work much faster than in 28mm. The ground scale in Chain of Command is also closer to 15mm than 28mm and I have plenty of late war Peter Pig British figures to get me started. In fact, the old 5th Battalion DCLI project that I originally did in 20mm would be perfect as a historical starting point.
 
It would also allow me to do some decent NW Europe / Normandy style terrain, especially as there are now plenty of really nice mdf buildings available from Sarrissa Precision and 4Ground, amongst others. I originally intended to use the 15mm stuff for IABSM but I also have 14th Army and Japanese in 15mm for this, so the late war British and Germans are surplus to requirements.
 
When this will happen is another question but it would be a good way to reduce the leadpile and have two 15mm platoons with support sorted in a fraction of the time it would take me in 28mm, for a fraction of the cost. If the object of the exercise is to actually game rather than paint, then this makes sense to me, especially as it means I can game at home as well as at the club.

8 comments:

  1. You won't regret the change. I love Chain in 15mm. Actually, I have never played in 28mm so I am not sure I can compare.

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  2. I'm weighing up the merits of 15mm and 10mm figures for CofC. From what I've seen the rules play better with a smaller scale.

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  3. must be something in the air at the moment. I'm also pondering a change to 15mm. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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  4. I perfectly understand your change in scales. I myself finally decided to switch to 15mm for my WW2 gaming with just finishing my already existing 28mm projects.

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  5. I have a load of 15mm stuff that has never seen the light of day... must see if FoW basing would work with CoC...?

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  6. I've found 15mm is the ideal scale for this level of game. I now play CoC, Force on Force and Muskets and Tomahawks in this scale...partly because of the visual impact and issues around table size, but mainly due to cost if I'm honest.

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  7. I've picked up Peter Pig for North African games and some lovely Kerr and King buildings too. I just can't paint 25/8mm quickly enough, and the buildings take up so much more space. I much prefer painting 15mm in all respects.

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  8. Good to hear I'm not alone when it comes to the thinking behind 15mm.

    I don't know why I didn't think of it before to be honest!

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