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.