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Hagar the Horrible17 Oct 2018 3:15 a.m. PST

As someone who has never played a game of CD but bought an early edition of the rules many years ago, can I ask if you can play a reasonable size game (brigade?) with 20mm scale, or is CD much better with micro figures?

Dynaman878917 Oct 2018 3:43 a.m. PST

CD has platoon stands so a brigade would be roughly 27 stands per side if I am doing the math right (3 platoons per company, 3 company per battalion, 3 battalion per brigade). That should be doable with 20mm troops on a 5 by 6 table.

Every time I have played it has been with 6mm troops and CM for allowing more maneuver on the same size table but that was more preference then anything.

Martin Rapier17 Oct 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

Command Decision versions 1 and 2 were originally played with 20mm stuff. So yes, it works fine. 1" to 50 yards is a pretty generous ground scale.

I'd love to see those infantry platoons irl jammed in shoulder to shoulder on a CD sized base….

21eRegt17 Oct 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

My preference was always micro-armor, but it was designed with 1/72nd or 20mm in mind.

jekinder617 Oct 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

I have played all 4 versions of Command Decision in micro scale. Tank battles look more realistic in the smaller scale but 20mm/ 15mm is fine for infantry heavy actions.

wargamingUSA18 Oct 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

I've played over fifty games of CD (versions 1, 2, and 3) in 20mm and maybe half a dozen in 15mm. All played well. Have never played 6mm but know from conversations that once the inches are converted to centimeters it plays just as well. Pick your poison.

Thomas Thomas18 Oct 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

Have played almost all CD games in 20mm. Works quite well and the 20mm tank models have a footprint reasonably close to a tank platoon. Prevents the massive crowding of 5mm games.


Walking Sailor18 Oct 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

At FLGS we played a lot of 15mm reinforced infantry companies, one on one, on two foot square DBA tiles. Took about an hour. Great way to learn/test tactics. Use a lot of scenery to limit gun ranges.
The average person can keep 3-7 items in their mind at once.
"An officer gives commands to units one level down, and should know the location of units two levels down."
In your case Bde/RCT orders Btns. and should know the location of the Cos. With Plts. on the table you will exceed your command/attention span. Relearning the situation of each unit before issuing them a command really slows the game.
Can you get commanders for your Btns?

alphus9919 Oct 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

I think a good compromise if you what to play in 6mm is to go for half-inches rather than CMs – so a 6inch move in 20mm or 15mm would be a 3inch rather than 6cm – I find it works better with any ruleset :)

Hagar the Horrible22 Oct 2018 2:10 a.m. PST

Thanks very much to everyone who replied!

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