Building stuff and posts about the campaign
1. Planning Phase
Where it all begins!
2. Housing for the miners of Stalino
Shirty starts building small apartment for the campaign.
3. Reinforcements and Panzer 38(t) model kit
Jonas digs into a pile of 1/48 kits, a starts building a Pz 38(t)
4. Friendly burglary and army overviews
A quick snapshot of the forces, before we add more stuff for the campaign.
Well the title says it all, doesn't it? WIP on a Tamiya 1/48 Kübelwagen.
6. Kfz. 305: 3 tonnes of German Trucking
Expanding the German forces some more, a WIP Opel Blitz (Italeri 1/48).
7. Homemade Russian Railroad Water Tower
More work on terrain for the campaign. This project includes making a brick wall out of foamboard.
8. German Riflemen and Pioneers.
More infantry for the German side, with a list of the paints Jonas uses for his platoons.
9. Building Stalino: Chimneys for the houses!
Shirty continues work on the Stalino apartments.
10. Building Stalino: Finished Water Tower
Jonas finishes his water tower.
More home-made terrain.
12. Track-keeping for the Campaign
Some ideas about how to keep track of the well-being of your platoons in a Chain of Command campaign.
13. Panzer 38(t) and Pigment Powders
A new tank rolls into the German vehicle pool.
14. German reinforcements
Because you obviously can't have too much infantry!
15. Building Stalino: Flak Gun Emplacement
In Chain of Command you're not placing artillery bigger than small mortars on the tabletop, but Jonas can't resist building and painting a 1/48 scale Italeri 8.8cm Flak gun, because it looks great.
16. German Reinforcements: A Tiny Kübelwagen
The tiny car is finally finished.
17. German Reinforcements: a Gebirgsjäger Project
Not content with the company of German infantrymen, Jonas decides to make a Gebirgsjäger platoon for the campaign.
18. Simple Gebirgsjäger Conversion
Making Gebirgsjäger miniatures out of Perry's DAK plastics.
19. Simple Commissar Conversion
The Soviets also expand their force, with some conversions of their own.
20. Test of new scenario, the "Hasty attack"
An alternative scenario for Chain of Command.
21. German Reinforcements: First Gebirgsjäger squad and a Hanomag
German forces are growing in anticipation of the campaign.
22. Campaign Chits Tiles and 1941 Mountain Rifle Platoon Structure for CoC
How we decided to field a Gebirgsjäger platoon for 1941.
23. Building Stalino: Finishing housing
The finished apartment houses.
24. German Reinforcements: Sd. Kfz. 232 (8 rad)
Another armoured car added to the forces.
25. German Reinforcements: Kfz. 305 (Opel Blitz 3 ton truck)
Added a truck as well.
26. Building Stalino: Building in balsa
Shirty gives some pointers in how he build balsa houses.
27. Campaign Kick-off! But how does it work?
Some meat and potatoes about how the campaign will work.
28. German Eighty-Eights Roll Into Stalino
Jonas finishes a big gun.
30. German Reinforcements: Platoon Commander and AT Rifle
The Gebirgsjäger platoon gets some much needed members.
32. Dial M for Marder
Jonas turns a cheap diecast 1/48 toy into a deadly addition to his forces.
33. Achtung Minen!
Reports of home-made minefields being prepared for the defence of the city.
WW2 Campaign Blog
This blog follows the second Chain of Command club campaign, set in the intense fighting over Stalino in October 1941.