Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Ups and Downs

I've made bases...
And here's a picture of the bases...
The command base has the dice holders to keep track of suppression points. It has 5 magnets, while the support bases have 4 each. Thus the sections can either be 12 over 3 bases for early war, or 9 over 2 for late war.

Next some Lewis gunners...
And some Vickers HMG...
In other news, I notice that the Lardies have got a forum. Which is good news, before this they had a Yahoo group - with all the problems that entails.

The downside is that it appears the ongoing fallout from the GW price rise appears to have pulled 'competitive' types into Chain of Command - no doubt via Bolt Action. It would be unfair, and over-dramatic, to describe the culture of the new forum as bordering on your typical 40k discussion group, but I suspect it is only a matter of time before the 'competitive' types start describing the self declared 'Lardies' as fanboys, call for a points system, and arguing the toss over FAQs  - in a tone, and a manner, that has poisoned the atmosphere of forums all over the interwebz.

The upside of this is that it is an indicator that Chain of Command has been a commercial success, and possibly made a greater reach than other TFL rule sets. Which has the further positive that the mechanics such as the patrol phase and the initiative system may be more widely adopted, improving the wargaming experience across the board, and encouraging more creative thinking in rules across the board.

But regardless, it will be interesting to see how the Lardies react to this.

And it may well be that the Yahoo group had a similar culture - though I doubt it. Forums have a particular poisonous effect all of their own. I managed one forum post before running in an arsehat keyboard warrior - which has to be some sort of record.

We shall see.


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