To be precise, Nikephorian versus 2nd Punic War Carthaginians. Russell took my Carthaginians and came a close second.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Italy declares war on the Commonwealth (not France) and sends its frogmen into Gibraltar in an attempt to cripple the Commonwealth Mediterranean fleet, it has limited success. Germany does little except shoot down a French fighter. The USSR declares war on Iran, but fails to make an immediate conquest. For China you will have to read Mike's detailed report.
The final batch of figures from the purchase of Stan's Austrians. Just fixed a few paint chips and based them. A rifles needed gluing to strengthen them (I hope it works). Three were badly broken and so were converted to standard bearers (with added flags of course - easy with a colour printer).
However, these figures are actually Grenz, but I will claim the depot outfitting these Hungarian infantry units ordered the wrong head gear or was commanded by an officer whose brother only made Grenz style shakos or had a warehouse full of the things and was desperate to use them.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
The game has a variable end date based on Allied progress (an abstract die roll) and how many resources Germany diverts to the Eastern front. For our game it meant we got three extra turns. Could the Soviets take Berlin?
Saturday, November 21, 2020
These dudes are more from the Stan purchase. Just fixed a few paint chips, painted the cockades and based them. A few baynotes needed repairing as you will see. I also added the flags after replacing two of the flag poles that had broken.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Richard and I completed the penultimate session of this classic game. Google tried hard to change the orientation of the images and I ended up having to go into the HTML code and muck about. Not happy.
With Turn 6 the Swiss called it quits after a further string of poor rolls.
I need to seek clarification on units that retreat and meet enemy units, and on what happens to units that retreat but don't clear friendly units.