Saturday, 16 January 2016

CHAIN OF COMMAND JUMP OFF POINTS


CHAIN OF COMMAND LATE WAR BRITISH JUMP OFF POINTS
I just completed my first Jump off points, these ones are for my Late War British Infantry. The bases are magnetic so they can be stored easily in a container on a thin sheet of metal.



STEPS FOR CONSTRUCTING JOP


To construct the base, I bought some cheap magnetic L plates from a 2 dollar store and remove the label.


I used a 30 mm metal washer as a guide to cut a the circular shape with again my wife's nail cutting scissors.










I find the adhesive on these cheap L plates is not strong so one can easily remove the adhesive by 
rubbing and rolling with fingers.


Scribe in  retention on the non magnetic side for the putty.


Apply a thin layer of Milliput and allow to cure.














I have super glued some of my left over bits from Late War British Infantry along with some DIY petrol drums, constructed from plastic tubing, wooden crates from balsa wood and used some self adhesive Bandage for netting.  One big point to note is paint these items separately before you glue them down onto the base, it will save you a lot of time - I found this out, the hard way.














I applied a layer of  enamel black undercoat














Applied a layer of Vallejo Model Colour 70889 USA Olive Drab and also a layer of Agrax Earthshade  wash.













Painted all the items - again I stress better to  paint these item first before gluing  them down.














Last of all I painted the base, applied a Matt Vanish and applied some flock and there ready to deploy troops.






Monday, 11 January 2016

CHAIN OF COMMAND COUNTER

CHAIN OF COMMAND PERSPEX COUNTER 
On returning home from a long Christmas  holiday, I spent the first day back constructing another CoC counter. I tried to improve, streamline and provide more info on it.( its a bit of a rush job). 


Its the same size as the previous one but constructed from perspex. (the Brits there for scale ,its not finished ,still trying to workout how to paint 28 mm figures )


Brief description of its function:
  • The Chain of Command dial tracks the number of 5's rolled 
  • The 2 green dice are place face up 'blank' in the 2 spaces provided above the Chain of Command dial, when this dial reaches 6, one green dice is turned to reveal the words 'CoC dice' which in turn indicates the player has a Chain of Command dice available for use.
  • The Force Morale dial "as you can guess" tracks the morale of the force.
  • The list on the left side of the Force Morale dial indicates the initial roll of a D6 to determine the Morale of your troops with the added modifiers if its Green or Elite.
  • The list in the middle indicates the time a Morale roll test is required.
  • The area marked as 'Command Dice' house up to  6 Command Dice. 


  • Use a hack saw to cut the Perspex.
  • All perspex surfaces were very lightly sanded with 400 grit sand paper to remove the gloss shine, to produce a  Matt finish.
  • I  removed the small CoC dial on the original counter that indicated the number of Chain of Command Dice available and replaced it with Green dice. 
  • The Green dice are cheep dice from a newsagent with the pips sanded off .
  • I used  a electric hobby type grinder to scribe into the perspex  the words and then flowed the desired paint colour into the letters and lightly sanded off the excess paint with 400 grit sand paper.
  • Interscrews where used to hold the two dials in position on the base of the perspex.
  • Super glue was used to cement the strips of perspex that form the borders of the dice rack.


Until the next upgrade of the Chain of Command counter.