Chain of Command Bits and Tarted Up Bases

Whilst at Salute, I bought myself a copy of Too Fat Lardies Chain of Command. Having heard good things about it, I was keen to try it out. However, my figures are largely based in threes for ease of movement and CoC needs individual figures for leaders and specialists, etc. However, I have loads of spare 15mm figures laying about not doing anything. So I pulled a few out, including these Plastic Soldier Company Late War Germans:

15mm German infantry for Chain of Command

I put together the leaders for a platoon, along with the Panzerfausts and Panzerschreck teams. They are mounted individually so that the leaders can move about to where they are needed. I also did the same with some PSC 15mm Soviets

Plastic Soldier Company's 15mm Soviet Infantry

Whilst I was on a roll, I revisited some of my old figures. I have had these Soviets for over twenty years. When I originally painted and based them, I wasn't very disciplined with the basing and they are not really tied together. 

Old 15mm Soviet figures before re-basing

So I spent an hour or so flocking the bases of them all, not only did this cover up the poor quality of the bases but tied the figures together. I'm much happier with them now!

Soviet figures now re-based!

I also did the same to a bunch of Germans that I have and have been looking at my Square Bashing figures thinking of doing the same... But that is for another day!

Over on the Storm of Steel Wargaming You Tube Channel I have released a new video on the development and combat role of the German Panther tank. Watch it below (and please subscribe to the channel!):


  1. The unified basing looks great.

    Liked the video too.



    1. Thanks Pete, I was happy with the bases, so I'm glad I'm not the only one! Glad you enjoyed the video as well, there's more to come!

  2. Yes, I think a common basing scheme is very effective in tying units together.

    My 15mm based troops (WW1, WW2 and modern) also have various spare single figures which come in handy in a variety of situations.

    1. Yeah, I am working on single figures for that very same reason. I usually like the ease with multiple based figures, but am slowly coming over to singles...

  3. Glad to see that you are giving CoC a go (fnar), it is a great set of rules. If you have any questions I'd be happy to help if I can, there are plenty of tips on my blog on how to get the Germans well and truly beaten! The FB page and forums are very good for info too. You might want to think about basing individually though or at least breaking one base up so that you have 'change' otherwise you'll be needing markers for casualties.

    1. Thanks Iain, yes, I have heard lots of good things about CoC, LOL, so I thought I'd try it. I like what I've read so far, particularly the patrol phase sections. I'll check out your blog, any tactics will be useful! And yes, I have plenty of 15mm figs that I am in the process of individually basing, for that very reason.


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