Sunday, 23 November 2014

British rear guard action.

Friday night saw us play a Rear Guard game using our 28mm Napoleonics.

Nothing too special in the setup, French attacking and outnumbering the Brit's 2:1 and
the British controlling a pass through the hills.

 The British setup most of their troops on the reverse slope ( and therefore did not have to place them on the table) and waited for the French to reach the ridge.
 The French army preparing to advance towards the British held ridge.
 One regiment of infantry and two batteries of guns was all the French could see.
 French light and medium cavalry advanced along one flank while....
 .....their heavy cavalry advanced along the other.
 As the French army approached the ridge more of the British army came into view.
 The French left flank prepare to take this end of the ridge.
 On the French right flank their cavalry charge into the British cavalry. Eventually the British heavy cavalry will hold off the French horse on this flank. On the other flank however the French faced little opposition.
Needless to say the one infantry regiment and single gun battery didn't last long and soon there was French cavalry in the rear of the British.

 The British rear guard had slowed the French advance just enough and could now slip away as the darkness of the night began to set in.

Apologies for the photo quality.
Very enjoyable game with good friends.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Medieval Fortified Farm

Over the past few weeks I have been busy working away on this wee project. Finally finished the flocking etc yesterday.

The Medieval Fortified Farm from Hudson & Allen.

 Unfortunately this belongs to someone else so I guess I have to give it back now.

 Made some gates for the main entrance. It didn't look right without them.

 Removable roof piece on the stable. A bit of hay for the farmer to move around.
 The roof and top story of the main house is also removable.

Wouldn't mind this for myself. Great model and a pleasure to paint. Might have to give the Lion Rampant rules a try soon so that we can give this farm some action.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Friday Night Fighting

Met up with a couple of the lads for a wee WW2 bash.

Early war Germans attacking the French.

The rules were slightly modified Rapid Fire.

German aircraft surveying the advancing French.
The French quickly advanced to take up positions in the towns with the plan of holding the Germans on the other side of the river for as long as possible.

 The French made good use of the local countryside. Hedge rows and tree lines being put to use as cover for the artillery and antitank guns.

 The German main force headed towards the bridge while a secondary force crossed the river at a ford further down steam.

 The German force at the ford came under intense fire from the French in the nearby town and the artillery in the trees with heavy loses inflicted on the German armour and artillery.
 The main German attack was able to cross the bridge almost unhindered.
 With tanks leading the charge the Germans headed for the town to their front.

French infantry lurking in a wood near the bridge.

 With the German force at the ford forced to go to ground the French reserves attacked the main German force.
 The Germans were forced to divert their tanks to hold off the French reserves while the panzer-grenadiers headed for the town.
 The tank battle in the centre resulted in the Germans destroying the French armour to the point that the French had no choice but to bug out leaving the the field, and the towns to the Germans.
The remainder of the German secondary force sheltering amongst some rough ground after suffering heavy casualties from the French.
Another great nights gaming.

Thanks again to Adrian for supplying the troops and buildings.

Monday, 22 September 2014

X Wing games

Just for something different I allowed myself to be taken into the future for a night.

I would love to give a full account of the games played but as I haven't a clue about the various crafts involved, nor for that matter, anything else to do with "space wars" I will just post the pic's I managed to take and leave it at that.

The boys kept talking about a death star and some Millennium Falcon thingy, a Darth Vader chap and a bunch of rebels. Might as well have been talking a foreign language as far as I was concerned!

We played three games and I managed to get thrashed in all three! Nevertheless a very enjoyable evening.

Clinton had a heap of very cool looking spacecraft but we only used these ones below. I think he keep it simple for the dumb one (me)!


Thanks to Clinton for doing the hard work and making it a great night.