It was very fun to see Jonas gebirgjäger conversion, and especially his little edelweiss-badge, because at the same time I had started making green stuff badges myself! Great minds think alike. I have always wanted to field a commissar in my CoC-games - a colourful and special officer unique to the Red Army. But so far the rules for them in CoC have left me without testing them at the field of battle (not playing the winter war yet, and the Barbarossa list rules, being, in my opinion faulty both historically (shooting privates in the middle of fighting?) and rules-wise (shooting one third of the section to unpin them?). So I sorted out some own rules after discussions at the TFL-forum, great!
The only problem now was that I did not have any miniature... That should really be no problem as any officer model ought to suffice, but I´m kind of a purist and in the beginning of the war the commissars (or politruks, as they were named at company level) had a star-shaped patch with the hammer and sickle on it on their sleeves instead of a chevron as other officers.
Of course my commissar needed this (no manufactures of miniatures has done an early war commissar, no suprise there!) I took a very small amount of greenstuff, rolled it to a ball, put it on the appropiate place on the model and flattened it. Then I worked it with a sharp hobby knife to the star-shape I wanted. It was not to easy, but both stars were to my liking at the third try. The smartest thing I did was to leave the first star to dry before doing the second, otherwise I would inevitable mess it up and destroyning the firts one making the second.
As I already had primed the model (a WG-plastic soviet with WG-plastic Blitzkrieg german arms) you can´t se it to well, but the stars are there and greens stuff green! Then I felt I had to paint the commissar up so you could see the finished result, he is not based yet but he will get some love there in the future as I have more models based at the same time...
With finished base in sigth, redy to lead the poeple of the soviet union to victory over death and destruction! I have not tested my own rules yet (not having a proper commissar model), but if you want be the first to give my new commissar rules a try out here they are:
COMMISSAR (LIST TWO SUPPORT)
The Commissar is a Senior Leader. If within command range of any friendly unit with shock that may be rallied, the commissar has to be activated if any Comand Dice of 4 is available that phase (only a natural 4 count for this purpose). Before making any other activations (including activating himself for movement) the Commissar has to use all his Command Initiatives to rally available shock from friendly units within his command range.
WW2 Campaign Blog
This blog follows the second Chain of Command club campaign, set in the intense fighting over Stalino in October 1941.