Getting started with Chain of Command

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by naash » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:03 am

I totally agree with you !

Moreover, they’re available to perform an ambush...

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by mmellow » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 pm

Fantastic introduction to playing Chain of Command, lots of interesting and innovative ideas, most of which I will be borrowing( (stealing) in order to help me learn the game.
As an F.N.G. not to wargaming but Chain of Command, I`m wondering which pint size campaign is the "easiest" to do?
not particularly bothered about which nations/units are involved as I have access to numerous armies from my previous wargaming "career"
thanks in advance Matt

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Archdukek » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:48 pm

They all have their challenges but “29th Let’s Go!” Is often recommended as a starter. The US player gets a fresh platoon each game which makes life a bit easier for a new player, the Germans face a much tougher challenge having to preserve their force throughout while delaying the US juggernaut.

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by DougM » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:30 pm

Yep, plus the two forces are pretty much 'vanilla' so classic US vs Germans familiar from war movies.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:44 pm

I've added a link to a post I've written about the Patrol Phase that new players might also find useful https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... units.html
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Emilio » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:12 am

Nice reading Mark.

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:11 am

mmellow wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 pm
As an F.N.G. not to wargaming but Chain of Command, I`m wondering which pint size campaign is the "easiest" to do?
not particularly bothered about which nations/units are involved as I have access to numerous armies from my previous wargaming "career"
thanks in advance Matt
As others have said, 29th Let's Go! is straightforward. We started with the Von Luck campaign. This is fairly small with nothing too complex and while it does require a few exotic German/French hybrid vehicles for 21st Panzer there's no reason why you couldn't substitute the nearest thing you have in your collection.
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by Snotgurg » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 am

MLB wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:44 pm
I've added a link to a post I've written about the Patrol Phase that new players might also find useful https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... units.html
Nice posts. And your markers are just terrific!

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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by MLB » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:33 am

I have created a follow up to my post about the patrol phase, this time on deployment. These two elements are some of the most innovative mechanics in the rules and both take a while to fully understand. Hopefully this is of some help to new players. I've added a link in the Getting Started post and you can read the full post here http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/ ... mmand.html
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Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:29 am

Excellent post, MLB. You even hint at my on-screen motto.....
No plan survives first contact with the dice.

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