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Chain of Command Terrain – A Lard/Warbases Joint Venture

Part of the joy of wargaming is the opportunity to, albeit briefly, suspend our disbelief and see ourselves as Napoleon or Wellington, commanding vast armies, or Sidney Jary at the head of 18 platoon. For me, a big part in creating the environment which encourages that immersion in the narrative of our games is getting a table that not only is pretty, but also looks right. In so many cases it is the small detail which makes a big difference. In all of the games we have run around the shows, it has been stuff like telegraph poles and (believe it or not!) cabbages growing in the garden which have received the most comments. Interestingly, it is small detail like this which I have so often found myself having to scratch build, with varying degress of success if I am honest, as most terrain companies tend to focus on the big stuff, like buildings, bridges and walls, rather than the minutiae. Well, that’s all about to change.

Before Christmas I had a long discussion with my old chum Martin up at Warbases and floated the idea of starting a range of terrain for Chain of Command. To my mind it is the skirmish or platoon level game which really comes to life when you add some extra detail, and I wanted us to work together to start producing the type of items which I really wanted to see in my games. As always, Martin came up trumps, as my dodgy sketches and vague ideas were turned into something practical and VERY pretty. The great news is that we will have the first two packs available at Salute. These are as follows:

Pack One includes the following:
Lean to Greenhouse
Potting shed, including work bench
Chicken coop with two cast metal chickens
Cold frame
Compost bin

DSCN9869As you can see below, the lean to greenhouse will fit neatly onto any flat walled building:

DSCN9872Pack Two contains the following:
Free standing Greenhouse
Dog kennel with cast metal doggy (optional “woofs” to be provided by customer)
Garden bench
Wheelbarrow
Wood store

DSCN9870All of the models are in laser cut MDF and, where shown they have suitably embossed paper to cover the roofs and serve as tar paper or roof felt as used in the early 20th century. Even better is the news that each of the packs will be retailing at just £16 each, great value for models which will really transform your wargames table. We hope to have these available on the web site immediately after Salute, although I reckon these will be a sell-out at the show!

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11 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    Superb – both the idea and the quality of product, they look absolutely brilliant. Only thing stopping me buying is that I do 20mm, otherwise I would go for these like a flash.

  2. Andy Duffell says:

    These are very pretty Rich, nice one!

  3. Carole says:

    They look great.

  4. Chris says:

    These look really nice. Must pick some up at Salute.

  5. Pat Smith says:

    A brilliant idea that will really enhance the table. I need to do a bit of gardening so save both sets for me please Rich and I will purchase them from you at Salute.
    Pat.

  6. Leigh says:

    When they coming in 15mm?

  7. Dougie says:

    That’s excellent be getting both at Salute

  8. Mike says:

    Another vote for 15mm. 🙂

  9. Tom Ballou says:

    Make that a third vote for 15mm

  10. Dave says:

    Blotz.co.uk does similar items in 20mm for those that are interested.

  1. April 21, 2015

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