Sunday, 27 November 2016

Matilda 10: RTR HQ Vehicle

The three fighting squadrons have been filled, so time to appoint a RHQ Troop (one vehicle representing 3-5 tanks on CD III rules). Again the classic Airfix model kit is used, however the command tank is given two figures (see below, note the "Monty" figure from an old Matchbox M3 Honey kit and the helmeted observer with binoculars from the Airfix Bofors kit):

All I need now is the specialist CS Troop (aka one tank in Command Decision  II/III terms) to be under the direct control of the RHQ for the "opposition" to be considered.


Stryker said...

Nice looking model. How do you get on playing CD? I have a copy of the rules but have never played, the system seems quite appealing though.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I was a regular favourite of mine from 1995 to 2000 (WWI to WWII) but since moving out of London I have only managed a few CD games. But it seemed IMHO a set of rules that was "hard to pick and play" for non 20th Century gamers (Naps and Ancients)

The dilemma I had was playing in 20mm (as is my collection) but the tank interaction just looked plain silly. Hence I moved to 1/200 and 1/300. But as a Battalion(s) infantry battle game I liked it.

Frank Chadwick is a respected games rule author and does do his background research really well. CD seemed to lose ground against other systems that focused on play-ability (aka FoW and Spearhead)

Service Ration Distribution (Hobby) said...

Neatly built. Looking forward to the painting stage. I agree with you on CD with 20mm. I've run through it, Spearhead then on to RF. There's certainly no shortage of rule systems in the hobby to try out though. Thanks for the post.