So, I'm into this Chain of Command game and everything that I have at the moment is 1/72 and European theatre. However, many have said that 15mm is the perfect scale for the ranges used in the rules (although they can easily work for everything from 15mm to 28mm, without adaptation) and I am being tempted to explore that too.
The thought then occurred to me that I could branch out into North Africa as I have nothing for that part of the world at all and it ought to be pretty cheap to acquire a couple of infantry platoons and the smattering of support that is needed for a game. Plus, terrain can be rather thinner on the ground!
Anyone got any particular thoughts on 15mm North Africa models and terrain? Flames of War miniatures are the obvious first port-of-call but is there any reason I should look elsewhere?
Well i know that quite a few of the members do have the North African theatre sorted in Flames of War so perhaps they would have the miniatures you would require.
As to terrain, we have many sand boards but i think the buildings that we have and the few palm trees are certainly 20mm, but i gues you could use them at a pinch.
David Wilkin our secretary does have a couple of nice made boards that show a town on them. He uses that for 20m modern - force on force. Im not aware of much urban conflict that took place in N. Africa excepting Tobruk?
Anyway the stuff is there. Would be good to see a return of this sort of terrain being used at the club again!
Steve is right you need to have a word with Mark, Steve, Graham or Derek I think I'm right in saying that they all have North Africa armies, Germans (may only be Mark with DAK that are painted), Italians and British, there maybe some USA as well.