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Friday, 3 November 2017

CHAIN OF COMMAND AT MOAB 2017


On the October long weekend, here in Australia, a band of 11 Chain of Command brothers where divided into Axis and Allies camps and endured, grueling and challenging battles over 2 days at MOAB 2017.

This was my first time, organizing a gaming tournament, I made and prepared the terrain for 5 tables ,Umpired(with the help of Neil Milne) but most important, I made sure that everyone had a great time gaming and ensured that everyone was provided with abundant prizes from our great sponsors and big thanks to Richard Naco as my number 2 man.
Forgot to mention, it was a closely  fought event with the Allies just edging out the Axis but only with a handicap. 

The Chain of Command brothers (I'm in the red T-shirt) 

Table 1: The ploughed field

Table 2: The cobblestone road 

Table 3: The Ruins

Table 4: The wheat field (the above 4 photos taken by Left handed Panzerfaust)

Table 5:The garage field

 Main hall at MOAB (photo supplied by Hasty Attack )

The masses accumulate, the chain of command tables (not seen here) where in the upstairs rooms above the stage.


 



 The excellent rules used were Chain of Command 
Looking forward to MOAB 2018
cheers John 

20 comments:

  1. Superb looking tables there John! Hope you all had a grand time :o)
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt and yes everyone did have a great time.
      cheers John

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  2. Running something like this is scary the first time, but if it goes as well as this did, you can do it again! Come and relax a little more at Cancon 2018 :)

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    1. Thanks Bart for your comments and yes looking forward to some relaxing gaming at Cancon.
      cheers John

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  3. Amazing looking set up there John. Looks like a really fun event.

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    1. Thanks Jerry for your comment and yes they all where good sports and they all had a great time.
      cheers John

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  4. Great terrain! I wish you would publish the scenarios, it would give us incentive to duplicate some of the terrain, not that I don't have such incentive anyway. Its simply amazing that you build all the terrain including scratch building all the pieces THEN devise the scenarios THEN put on and umpire the games. Where do you find the time. I'm retired and couldn't. Congratulations

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    1. Hi Dick and thanks for your comments, I wished I was retired and finding time is a bit of a struggle.
      I tried to keep to the KISS rule, "keep it simple stupid"so I used the scenarios 3,4,5,6 from the rule book and 7 from a TFL special. One day the Axis where attackers the next day the Allies, at the end of a game the Axis players rotated clockwise to the next table while the Allies moved anti clockwise.
      I had some help with umpiring from Neil Milne and Richard Naco was a very big help organizing the sponsors and helping with set up and pack up of the terrain.
      cheers John

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  5. You lot put on a lovely spread!

    Did the players provide their own armies for the games?

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    1. Thanks Dai for your comments and yes all players did provide their own army but some players where willing and generous enough to lend a army to any player that wanted to attend but did not have a army ready for the tournament.
      cheers John
      cheers John

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  6. All the tables look great, my favourite is table 5,and a great blog,

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    1. Thanks Dave for your comments
      cheers John

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  7. What a wonderful looking set of tables with top notch terrain. Sensational.

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    1. Thanks Carlo for comments
      cheers John

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  8. Thanks for the photo credit mate, brilliant terrain and looked like a great event!

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    1. Thanks Dave and thanks for taking those great photos.
      cheers John

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  9. What's truly scary is that you ran a better tournament at your first attempt than I ever achieved in any of my fifteen or so. The terrain deserves all of the praise it's been getting, but I thought that your making each table a separate scenario and implementing a simple but effective player rotation policy was innovative, efficient, and for me, the most outstanding aspect of a gloriously successful weekend.

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    1. thanks Richard but don't forget you helped as well to make it a good tournament.
      cheers John

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  10. Great article. Your terrain is inspiring for me as a wargamer. Wish I lived closer. It would be a great time to play in your tournament

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    1. Thanks Gary for you comments, God willing, hope to host another tournament at MOAB next year.
      cheers John

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