Sunday, 8 January 2017

Fallschirmjager drop by.

Managed to get these guys finished off over the Christmas break.

30 German paratroops in this little lot by the Perry boys.

 Knocked out a few hedges in the weeks before Christmas .

 I also had a crack at making  some fields.

 There are a fair few rifle armed dudes as well as a command pack worth of MP40s.

 Three two man MG34 teams.
 A medic, for patching up the wounded.

 Even a two man radio team.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

15mm Fire and Fury

Some of the lads got together for a wee bash using our 15mm American Civil War figures. This battle was loosely  based on the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern. The terrain and the objectives were much the same as per the Regimental Fire and Fury scenario book, but the flags are all wrong.

Elkhorn Tavern.

 On the Union left flank the battle began with the Union up hill from the advancing Confederates.
 At the base of the hill the Union were behind some hasty breastworks made by piling up logs taken from the woods that cover most of the battlefield.

 The Rebels pushed up the hill from the start. It was slow going for the Confederates with the rising ground, trees everywhere and Union fire all making life difficult.

 At the centre of the Union lines the Rebels pressed their attack.
 Several charges were put in but were beaten back each time.
 On the hill it was the same story. The Rebels charged all along their line .
 Most of the charges pushed the Union back, slowly, but not all found success.
 After several hours the Union still held the breastworks and the tavern.
 The confederates poured on the pressure from both sides and from out in front on the Union troops at the tavern.
 Finally a bit of a breakthrough and the Union were going back.
 The Confederates piled on the pressure in the centre.
 And were rewarded with gaining the breastworks. Time was running out however, Union  reinforcements were on their way.
 Lots of casualties to both sides on the hill resulted in something of a stalemate with both sides deciding to shoot it out. The real efforts were going on down near the tavern.

 The Confederates repeatedly charged the centre pushing the Union back.
 Rebel superior numbers were starting to tell. The Union line was at breaking point.
 Union reinforcements could be seen marching up the roads. Desperately the Confederates threw all they could at the Union troops to try and scatter them before the reinforcements arrived.
But it was all too late. The Union troops held firm. With their final charges repulsed the Confederates were forced to withdraw. Close though!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Lion Rampant

A bit slow at getting this one up. It was a Lion Rampant game we played a while ago on Friday night.

 Two army groups against two. One on each side of the river and both sides looking to control the town.

 Archers on both sides open up at the start, doing what they do best.
 Then some mounted troops arrive.
 The clashes between the foot troops ended up with one command on each side taking the worst of it.
 Stone walls and hedges are good to hide behind.

 It became a case of crossing the river and cleaning up.
 These mounted Knights soon got rid of these guys.
In the end the honers were pretty even !

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Siege of Savannah.

Our last Friday night game was a 15mm AWI game based on the siege of Savannah.

 The French were in the centre and on the right flank.
 The French launch their attacks at the British held town while a ship starts blasting away in support.
 Brit's and loyalists defend the earthworks around the town of Savannah.
 The Americans waited in the distance for the French to do the hard work before they joined in.

Savannah river and town.

Navel guns pounding the town.

Another French attack builds in the fields.

 The French attacked the earthworks several times. A couple of times they did manage to get troops over the earthworks but each time the British countered and through them back.
 After numerous charges the French army was reduced to ruins. The British too were severely weakened and the Americans decided it was time to finish this thing.

They charged into the British right flank and forced their way over the earthworks and into the town. Slowly the British and their loyalist friends were forced further and further into Savannah. With the French no longer a threat the British were able to beef up their right and force out the Americans to keep Savannah in British hands.

Figures, buildings and terrain from Adrian's collections.

Rules were Volley and Bayonet.