For the rules I decided to try the Chain of Command rules from Too Fat Lardies; I have read good reviews of the rules and after reading them through I think I will enjoy them.
So I ordered some hard plastic German infantry and support weapons which I plan to sort, assemble, and the send off to a painter. They have not yet arrived so I busied myself with terrain-making, which is after all what makes a WW2 game look like a WW2 game.
Here are the results of this week's work.
The watchtower and the sentry box are from two Fujimi kits, while the barrier is made from parts from one of the Fujimi kits plus some styrene rods and strips I had - the original barrier was too short and I needed something longer than 2" long to span the roads I also ordered. I decided that painting the sentry box in that black-white-and-red chevron pattern is beyond my skills and opted for an unpainted look.
The two area terrain pieces are made from the Pegasus barb wire set. The larger enclosed area measures 6" x 6" and represents a minefield in CoC rules, while the smaller one measures 6" x 2" and represents a barb wire obstacle. The posts actually come longer/taller than that which is shown in the picture. They have 3 hooks along their length and I cut them down to 2 for the minefield and 1 for the obstacle, which depicts just the entanglement part of a full wire obstacle.
|Klaus checks the guard duty roster for the week.|
|Minen! sign, which - let's face it - is half the fun of modeling a minefield.|
|Detail of the Pegasus barb wire and a sprig of tree moss.|