Sunday, 16 April 2017

Chain of Command trial game.

Our last Friday night game was a trial game of the Chain of Command rules.

In the end we spent most of the night re reading the rules, but it was still a good game.

A group of British Para's  are wanting to take control of an important crossroads. However a group of German SS are also heading for the same objective.
The Battlefield

and again from a different angle.

 A section of Paras move off from their jump off point and head down the left flank.
 But they are being watched by some Germans.
 Another section makes for the crossroads.
 While another group are off to the pub.

 The middle section eyes up the crossroads and prepares to advance on to the objective.
 More Paras move into the buildings to secure the flank.
 At this point the Germans appear and
 with all those MG's, pour a lot of fire into the Paras. Their loses are severe and they withdraw to the other side of the hedges to recover.
 The British mortars send in some smoke to hide their retreat but it doesn't land in the right place. Landing just off to the left allowing another German section to deploy, on the road.
The German section uses the smoke to hide their advance on the Paras left flank.

But it is now getting late so we had to end the game there. All in all a fun game with a lot of the finer points sorted. A re read of the rules over the next day or so also helped to point out where we had been going wrong.  Roll on the next game.

The figures are 20mm from Geoff's collection.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

A TMWWBK game.

We had a game of The Men Who Would Be Kings the other night. We still have a fair bit of rebasing to do but we were keen to have another try out of these rules.

Here are a few photos from the game.













Most of the figures are from Brad's collection with the British from me and Geoff.

The rocky areas are some terrain pieces I knocked up the other weekend for our colonial games.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

AK47 game.

The other Friday night we had a game set  during the  Vietnam war. The rules we used were AK 47.

I hadn't read the rules and this was really just a run through to try them out.

The Americans were already on the table along with a number of objective markers.

The VC  arrived at the corners with the plan of capturing the objectives. I think in the end the Americans managed to hold on to enough of the objectives to claim the win.













All the figures, vehicles and terrain from Adrian's collection.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Dad's Army in action.

The other week we had a wee practice game for the up coming Southern Strategists game on the following Wednesday night.
Basically a run through of the rules, Rugged Adventures, and a trial run of the table set up.

More or less the same game as we played about 6 months ago.

The photos here are of the trial game. The real game photos and report are on the Southern Strategists blog here.


Walmington-on-Sea



One of the Home Guard groups leaves town.

Another Home Guard group get ready to search for the Germans.

Frazer scouting ahead.


The aircrew prepare to leave.







The basic scenario was the same for all three games.

The Germans start with two groups in separate parts of the table. A group from the aircraft and a group of paratroops that have been dropped in to help them out. These two groups can meet up and then re- sort themselves into several groups as they see fit.

For the British, they start in three groups. Two groups of Home Guard and a group of police.

Head on over to the Southern Strategists blog for the real battle.