Getting started with Chain of Command

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:27 am

Just as an observation this post on my blog has had over 1,000 views in just its first 5 days. I've never had a post get this much attention this quickly, so it speaks to the level of interest that exists out there in CoC. A good thing I hope.

I thought it would be useful to add in links to this forum, as well as the Facebook page and Yahoo Groups. So while I was doing that I've also added links to the FAQ and Lard Island News downloads, which led me to think I should have links to some other useful sites for AARs so I've add links to Tiny Hordes (Seret's blog) and the YouTube channels at Tabletop CP and Beasts of War, to give people a taste of what is out there.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Errhile » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:38 am

I went with larger (25mm) bases for my Leaders, and different colored bases for every section / support choice. The difference should be god enough to be noticeable, allowing me to tell the units apart.

Also, keep in mind that there are various shapes of miniature bases available (round, square, hexagonal... and in the modern era of laser-cutting or 3-d printing, sky is the limit!), this could be used to make the leaders stand out.

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Travh20 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 pm

What a great article. covers everything one would need, plus enough extras to kepe a person busy for a long time. And thanks for adding a link to Tabletop CP!
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Tommy20 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 pm

I just found this thread via Google, and found it very helpful. Also enjoying your blog, MLB.

As an aside, is there a tutorial on your paved roads somewhere? I really like the look of them.

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:36 pm

Tommy20 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 pm
As an aside, is there a tutorial on your paved roads somewhere? I really like the look of them.
Not yet there isn’t, but the last time I made some additional pieces I took some photos with a post on that in mind. I’ll try to get something up in a few weeks as I’m overseas for work at the moment.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:40 am

After seeing a few posts in various places with people asking about lists for various nationalities or theatres, I've added a piece to the blog post about army lists and where to find them with links to this forum, the lard blog etc. Plus I've mentioned the new Blitzkrieg 1940 handbook and added a link to the TFL shop.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Len Tracey » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:58 am

This is an excellent post MLB, I've learned some good ideas from it ! Great work and thanks for your efforts.

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Andy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:20 pm

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:55 am

Following the recent discussion on the Sherman I've realised I didn't have a link to the Consolidated Arsenal in the post, so I've added this.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Truscott Trotter » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:05 am

I am sorry MLB but with all due respect to Neals work I have not seen anything that justifies dropping the Tigers armour from 11 to 8 and increasing the Shermans from 6-7 and Keeping the Tiger at list 10 and the Sherman at list 7

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