The figures are all by Great War Miniatures. They are really well sculpted and I just enjoy painting them. I might have mentioned that previously!
As the British have their Mark IV tank (shown in an earlier post), I have added a Mauser Tankgewehr M1918 to give them a further chance of knocking it out. The rifle is precariously posed on a pile of bricks which I suspect would not stand the shock of firing without toppling over. To give the illusion of it being a beefier support, I have added thicker foliage and broken tree stumps around the bricks. The impression made by the bricks of it being in a fully urban setting is also dissipated which means it won't appear jarring when on a green field environment of the 1918 breakouts.
Great War Miniatures also produce a sniper pack and these figures really deserved some time with the paint brush. The additional armour on the figures is really interesting to see. The figure is cast on a base with sandbags already in situ. I just needed to build the ground up around his upper body and elbows to allow him to have sunk in a little.
The sniper figure below again comes on a base with some interesting cover already in place. Bricks, wood and corrugated tin adorn the base, giving the sniper some cover and plenty of painting interest. The armoured shield is a great addition and is based on examples in photos.
A kneeling sniper with additional helmet armour and also a standing sniper in face armour and home-camouflaged coat/zeltbahn make up the remainder of the pack.
I have had two solo-playtests of 'Chain of Command' for the Great War at the weekend, and these were a great success. I was slightly afraid of not liking the rules after so much effort gearing up towards it. But they are brilliant. Lots of tactical choices to be made every turn without getting bogged down in silly detail. It does feel like a Platoon Commander's battle and that made it really interesting. More next time!