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.


  1. Grea looking game Rodger, these pictures (natural light?) are really is your French force, love the minis!

    1. Unfortunately no. Artificial light I'm afraid Phil!

  2. What a cracking looking game Rodger.

  3. Very nice, Rodger. Great terrain, vehicles and troops. It's not often I see much French WW2 action.

  4. Love the terrain and love the minis. I'm very curious of your modifications to the RF - as this is my best system ever.

  5. Good looking game
    I like the village, Somua tank, terrain and trees

  6. Beautiful looking game. The German plane in the first photo really looks like it's flying!

  7. Absolutely stunning looking game....!

  8. Fine looking battlefield, Rodger: simple and not over-elaborate, but still offering challenges. Great!

  9. Nice setup! Looks like a fun game.

  10. Fantastic looking game Rodger. Nice to see early war stuff.

    Nice one.

  11. Very cool looking game, nice mix of kit too

  12. Great looking game with some very nice scenery on the table! Thanks for sharing!