This week at the club I ran my Carthaginians as they are supposed to be, complete with elephants. Dave went with Romans.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Mike and I completed another day of this epic struggle to secure a bridge too far.
Mike continued his run of poor combat die rolls, but as the German player, he has the forces and resolve to withstand the losses.
At this stage the Allies appear to have their flanks well secured, however the Germans have built up a good defensive line on the Waal. The Allies need to still take Nijmegen and get the 43rd Division up and force a river crossing and then survive the inevitable counterattack (which, with backs to the river could result in unacceptable allied casualties).
So far the Allied losses have given the Germans six victory points. If that rate of loss continues the Germans will win an automatic victory (they need twelve). The trapped paras outside Arnhem represent another two and a half VPs ripe for the picking.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Richard and I got in another three turns of this epic game today. With snow freeze now in place there was a bit more action, limited breakthroughs, but some interesting developments.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Trying out another army derived from my Carthaginian purchase. This time up against Drew's embryonic Early Achaemenid Persian. It was a near run thing. In what I expected to be a quick game and home to watch Wallander, turned out to be a gruelling, nail biting drawn out affair.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
This kit by Zvedza is a little beauty! Just seven parts that snap together. Only issues are I haven't been able to get the turret to rotate and there was no real body cavity that I could stuff with lead - this really is a light tank! Fast too! Only took me three days to complete it.
Friday, October 16, 2020
So I thought I would run something different and so did Dave. My lads were hot, throwing lots of sixes (sadly for a few cohesion tests as well, but even then they were mainly throwing ones so no complaint).