One of the nice things about WW2 gaming is that -basically- bases don't matter all that much! A lot of rules sets seem to be pretty flexible on basing, which means lots of choices!
One thing I didn't want was individually based figures. For years, I had based my WW2 miniatures this way along with the other gamers in my area, and that meant...skirmishes. Even larger games played the same way, and there were no command and control rules to speak of.
When I left for Japan, I was leaving a very active gaming group behind me that had played a LOT of platoon-level WW2 games (I wonder what Dave Drummond and Phil Carpenter are up to these days?). But, it did mean that I would now have the freedom to base figures and play games that represented a higher level of command than had been the case. So, what was out there?
Over the last decade or so the following rule sets have attracted my attention:
- Command Decision (w/Barbarossa 25 Campaign Supplement)
- Red Storm- Grey Steel
- Flames of War
- Blitzkrieg Commander
to be continued...